2024 Black History Month Convocation Speaker Sean Hornbuckle


WVSU Black History Month Convocation to Feature Delegate Sean Hornbuckle

WVSU Black History Month Convocation to Feature Delegate Sean Hornbuckle

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – House of Delegates Minority Leader Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, will be the featured speaker at West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) Black History Month Convocation on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, beginning at 10 a.m. in the P. Ahmed Williams Auditorium in Ferrell Hall. The event is free and open to the public. 

Hornbuckle is a dedicated public servant, representing the 25th District of the West Virginia Legislature’s House of Delegates. At the time of his first election in 2014, Delegate Hornbuckle was the youngest African American man to serve in the House of Delegates. 

In August 2023, Delegate Hornbuckle again made history as West Virginia’s first ever African American House of Delegates Minority Leader – the highest leadership post held by an African American in the state’s history. 
Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, Hornbuckle attended Marshall University as an early recipient of West Virginia’s Promise Scholarship and a member of the newly-formed Society of Black Scholars. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing in 2007 and a master of business administration in 2010. During his college years, Hornbuckle was elected Mr. Marshall and served as Student Body President and Vice President. He also welcomed his pride and joy to the world – his son, Tristan. 

Over the last decade, Hornbuckle’s career has focused on insurance planning, retirement planning, and wealth management for individuals, families, and businesses. 

In addition to his legislative work, Hornbuckle has maintained a strong commitment to his home community. He is a member of the Huntington Chapter of the NAACP and holds positions on various organizational boards. From 2017 to 2019, Hornbuckle served as Co-Interim Director of the newly formed Fairfield Community Development Corporation and continues to advocate for investment in the Fairfield neighborhood. 

Hornbuckle’s biggest passion, however, is basketball. Over the last 20 years, he has
volunteered to coach and mentor young athletes through the YMCA and local schools. In 2014, Hornbuckle established a youth basketball program that has garnered three national circuit championships while focusing on the athletic, academic, and character development of its athletes. 

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West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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