Name: Dr. Phillip H. Clay Jr.

Position: Assistant Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of the Disability Resource Center

How long have you been employed at Kentucky State? I have been employed at Kentucky State University for two years.

What do you enjoy most about your role? I enjoy interacting with students and providing opportunities for advancement, culminating in personal and professional success.

What has been one of your favorite moments at Kentucky State? One of my favorite moments at Kentucky State University was witnessing students in my program graduate, knowing I played a significant role in their success academically and personally.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? When not working I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and kids, assisting them in reaching their goals and achieving all endeavors they pursue. Another enjoyment is spending time collaborating with community leaders in establishing opportunities and resources for urban youth and their families.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without? One thing I could not live without is my ability to inspire others to pursue their dreams and become the best version of themselves in God’s glory.

A fun fact about me is…A fun fact about me is that I am a serious fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. Through my fandom, I named my dog Notre Dame. Another fun fact is that I have been coming to Kentucky State since the age of three years old, graduated from Kentucky State twice, and working at the institution in a role of influence.