LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dr. Kish Cumi Price will succeed Sadiqa Reynolds as the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, effective Nov. 1. The Board of Directors for the Louisville urban league introduced Price at a news conference on Friday.
The board selected Price after a competitive, three-month national search process, according to a news release.
“We are excited to have Dr. Kish Cumi Price step into leadership for the Louisville Urban League,” said Lorri Lee, chair of the League’s Board of Directors. “There is no replacing the unique and phenomenal leadership of Sadiqa Reynolds, but there is no question that Kish will forge her own exceptional path and continue to carry this organization to new heights.”
Price is returning to the Louisville Urban League after serving there as director of education policy and programs from 2019 to 2021. Most recently, she served as the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workforce Development and special adviser to Gov. Andy Beshear.
Her biography includes strategic work to support youth and families for over 20 years. Price is a first-generation graduate, a former small-business owner and an advocate for health, education and workforce opportunities. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and Wake Forest University.
Price previously served as Senior Policy and Advocacy Director of Early Childhood and K-12 Policy at Kentucky Youth Advocates, the founding Executive Director of Smoketown Family Wellness Center and CEO and co-founder of Empowering Youth through Education.
“I am extremely humbled, honored, and grateful to the Louisville Urban League’s Board of Directors for offering me the opportunity to serve as the next President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League,” Price said. “I do not take the station lightly or the mantle passed from Sadiqa N. Reynolds for granted.”
Reynolds, who led the Louisville Urban League for seven years, announced her departure in July. She commended that board’s decision on Friday. “Kish is the right choice for the League at the right time,” said Reynolds. “In addition to being committed to community and brilliant generally, she has a strong understanding and expertise on education and workforce issues.”
Price will follow Reynolds as only the second woman to lead the 101-year-old organization in its history.