Mr. DuShun L. Scarbrough, Sr. is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, who was educated in the Little Rock School District. At the young age of fifteen, Mr. Scarbrough began his community involvement in a youth speak-out conference entitled “Death of a Race”. Thereafter, he continued his zealous quest by participating in youth seminars and preventive programs. Reared by his grandmother and aunts, it was instilled in him that he could achieve anything, if he kept God first. After graduating from high school he went on to acquire a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Philander Smith College. During his studies at Philander Smith College, he was a recipient of the JTPA Scholarship. Eager to acquire an astute blend of practical and theoretical skills, Mr. Scarbrough left Little Rock in 1999 to further his edification, desiring to one day return to Little Rock and continue serving his community.
Mr. Scarbrough currently holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Webster University in Orlando, Florida, a Master of Counselor Education Degree from Florida A&M University, has completed Kingian Nonviolence Certification in Practice, Teaching and Education from The King Center in Atlanta, GA and he has completed his certification from the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program in their “Driving Government Performance” course and Leaders of the 2lst Century. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
As the Executive Director of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Mr. Scarbrough’s goal is to cooperatively strive to keep Commissioners informed of staff progress and community unification, in accordance with the views of the Governor of the state of Arkansas. Mr. Scarbrough believes in the organization’s mission and vision of promoting racial harmony, multicultural diversity, and social justice for the improvement and equality of all Arkansans. During his tenure, he has brought revitalization to the Commission. Believing in fiscal responsibility, Mr. Scarbrough has raised close to one million dollars since taking office in March 2008, helping expand and fund his agency’s outreach capacity, thus easing the cost to the taxpayers of the State of Arkansas. In addition, Arkansans had the opportunity to witness history twice as the King Commission sponsored bus trips to Washington, D. C. to witness the inauguration of our forty-fourth President, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and sponsored its own inaugural ball for attendees. He has also enriched the programming department of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission by establishing groundbreaking programs and initiatives for youth across the state of Arkansas.