Dr. Joseph Rankin's story is a testament to perseverance, intellectual pursuit, and an unwavering commitment to service. Originally from Nigeria, he made the significant decision to migrate to the USA, eventually settling in The Dalles, Oregon.
Academically, Dr. Rankin has never ceased in his quest for knowledge. He boasts an MBA in Business Administration and a Doctor of Sacred Theology/Ministry. Presently, he is furthering his education at the American Military University, where he is pursuing another MBA, this time with a focus on International Relations & Global Security.
In The Dalles, Dr. Rankin has actively contributed to his community by working with Mid-Columbia Community Action, serving as a Housing Placement Specialist for both Wasco & Sherman County. His service extended to the state level with his appointment as a Commissioner on Black Affairs.
Internationally, Dr. Rankin's footprint is significant. He has advocated for human rights as a Regional Ambassador for the International Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. His diplomatic endeavors further took him to Africa, where he was honored as an Honorary Consul General for the Diplomatic Mission Albania.
His passion for justice and law enforcement has seen him take on roles such as Chaplain Colonel of the International Police Organization, the International Police Forum, and the International Alliance of Chaplains & Law Enforcement, all based in New York. As a Colonel and Ambassador of the Kentucky Colonels, his influence spread across different spheres.
Back home in The Dalles, Dr. Rankin contributes to local leadership as the Vice President of the Dalles Lions Club. On the international stage, he champions human rights as the International President of the International Human Rights Protection Service in Florida.
Among his vast array of accolades, the 2022 Presidential Voluntary Service Award shines prominently, underscoring his dedication to voluntary service. Although a concise account like this can only touch on Dr. Rankin's many achievements, it's clear that he stands as an emblem of leadership, service, and academic commitment both in the USA and globally.