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The HBCU Caucus Podcast

The HBCU Caucus Podcast

By HBCU Caucus
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a legacy that stretches to before the Civil War. For over 150 years, these institutions have been at the forefront of educating Black leaders, many of whom are first-generation college students. Join us as we talk with HBCU presidents, faculty, students, and stakeholders - as well as leaders in government - about the importance of the HBCU experience, and how we can continue to ensure a bright future for HBCUs and the communities they serve.
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Episode 2 - HBCU Students

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Episode 8 - Leading with Confidence
Leadership requires grit, passion and fortitude. Dr. J sits down with Nicole Thomas, the new President of Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL and James Williams, the President of U. S. Lube. Both are alums of Dillard University, and credit their leadership success with the foundation and principles garnered while students at their Alma Mater. Both are the 'first' in their respective roles. Learn how they lead with confidence.
September 24, 2021
Episode 7 - HBCU Women in Leadership
Who run the world? Girls! Join Dr. J as she speaks to former SGA Presidents Jade Agudosi of Howard and Priscilla Barbour Randle of Prairie View A&M University. Listen in as we continue the conversation about Xceleader from the perspective of women in HBCU Student leadership. Xcelead-HER is the women-in-leadership arm of the organization, and is led by its founder, Jade. Both she and Priscilla will reflect on their journeys as female SGA presidents at their respective campuses, and the historical significance of student leadership on HBCU campuses.
September 17, 2021
Episode 6 - Student Leadership
What does student leadership mean? The Founders of Xeceleader tell us what leadership looks like at an HBCU campus from the lens of the SGA president. They delve into what it means to lead with excellence and what it means to shift narratives when the school calls on you to be the voice of the body. Join Dr. J as she hears from Aarian Forman and Tevon Blair, founders of Xceleader, whose organization specializes in cultivating the next generation of leaders at HBCUs.
September 3, 2021
Episode 5 - The 1890s
On this episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast, Dr. J. speaks with Mr. Paul Brathwaite, Chief Strategist of Federal Street Strategies, who shares the significance of those HBCUs founded by the Morrill Act of 1890s. These schools founded across the Deep South played a major role in the education of a large population of African Americans from the last 19th century until today. Currently, 60% of all HBCU students attend one of the 1890 schools.
August 20, 2021
Episode 4 - The Divine Nine
This episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast features Mr. Lawrence Ross, best-selling author of "The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities." Tune in as he explains the connection of the "D9" organizations to the HBCU community from a historical perspective.
August 13, 2021
Episode 3 - Dillard University
On this episode, Dr. J speaks with Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University. Dillard is his third HBCU, so in addition to sharing the origins of Dillard, he shares a lot of history about our historically Black institutions. Fun fact: HBCU Caucus Podcast Host Jennifer Stimpson earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Dillard.
July 30, 2021
Episode 2 - HBCU Students
Our host, Dr. Jennifer Stimpson speaks with 4 HBCU students from Fisk, Tuskegee, Morgan State, and Prairie View A&M. They talk about the vibe, the energy, and the community on HBCU campuses - and show how bright the future is for the next generation of HBCU students.
July 23, 2021
Episode 1 - HBCU Presidents
Join your host Dr. Jennifer Stimpson as we launch the HBCU Caucus Podcast with special guests Suzanne Walsh, J.D., President of Bennett College; Clay Armbrister, J.D., President of Johnson C. Smith University, and of course Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus.
July 15, 2021