President | JosephOne Technolgies & MIG Steel Fabrication Houston
As founding Board Member of the 100 Black Men of Metro Houston, Inc., which was established in 1995; Darnell’s dedication and service have continued since the organization's inception, and he is currently an active member. His leadership was quickly identified, and he became the Acting Executive Director for the organization in just under one year. He then rose to the office of Presidency, which he held for six years. His rise did not stop there, as he became a Member of 100 Blackmen of America serving another six years as well. Darnell is currently Chairman Emeritus 100 Blackmen of Houston, Inc. In addition to being the Senior Academic Technology Officer at Texas Southern University (TSU), he serves in the capacity TSU's Collegiate 100 Liaison. “100”, as it is so affectionately called, has been voted the number one (No. 1) organization on campus by other campus organizations for seven of nine years that the organization has been on campus. Darnell holds the position of Senior Academic Technology Officer at Texas Southern University (TSU) where he is responsible for ensuring that TSU is at the forefront of classroom technology. Darnell is also an entrepreneur as he is part owner and President of MIG Steel Fabrication Houston, a Steel Fabrication and erection company as well as CEO of Joseph One Technologies. MIG Steel fabricates structural steel for commercial buildings such as airports and high-rise buildings. Some of MIG's successes under Darnell's leadership include their first project supplying 1.7 million dollars in steel to build the PMO Building at IAH Airport. MIG Steel can also include structures such as the North Side Bike Park, another million-dollar project to their credit since opening in 2017. Joseph One Technologies is a 15-year-old Technology Consulting company that supports software installation and website development. Darnell Joseph was born September 13, 1963, in Flint MI to L.P. & Cynthia Joseph. Growing up in the shadows of Michigan Status University, it was no surprise the Spartans would soon have a tenacious freshman after graduating from Flint Northwestern. He has four beautiful daughters and one son and resides in Houston, Texas.
Overview: There is no more important position in the success of a 100 Black Men of America's Collegiate 100 program than the volunteer chapter or campus advisor who serves as a role model and mentor. There are many benefits to having an advisor. Advisors maintain continuity within the Collegiate chapter from year to year, providing a sense of history, acting as an advocate for our Collegiate members, and they can also provide helpful resources and knowledge. The goal of this session is to share the Collegiate Advisors’ responsibilities, share best practices and discuss the DO's & DON'T of a Collegiate 100 advisor.