News & Media

Official News From the Office of Communications

Zoro Receives White House Honor

Adjunct Instructor of Percussion Zoro as recently honored at the nation’s capitol as part of the White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys. Zoro was among a select group of people recognized for the important work they do to help shape our culture by promoting responsible fatherhood and mentoring of boys.

“Being invited to this event by the highest office in the land and getting a shout out for my work as an author and mentor from Special Assistant to President Obama Joshua DuBois was one of the great honors of my career,” said Zoro, an internationally renowned rock musician famous for having played drums for Lenny Kravitz and other legendary performers. “It was truly a privilege to be among such distinguished guests who are each doing their part to help strengthen American families.”

President Barack Obama in 2010 announced the creation of the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, which was spearheaded by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were among those who encouraged the White House attendees to continue the good work they are undertaking.

Zoro is on a  national media tour of his current book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success, a one-of-a-kind insider’s guide to vocational, personal and spiritual aspects of achievement and the means by which Zoro is accomplishing his goal of inspiring an entire generation to pursue their dreams with excellence.