EPISODE 7: HOW HBCUS BATTLED THE PANDEMIC

In this episode of On the Yard, we sit down with Southern University Vice President of External Affairs and University Relations Robyn Merrick, Ph.D. to discuss how HBCU campuses managed the pandemic while educating their communities and protecting students and faculty. We explore how HBCUs managed to make shifts rapidly and what the fall may look like for these historic institutions.

OVERCOMING FROZEN SUCCESS (Rebroadcast)

We’re taking a little break this week and will have a fresh episode of On the Yard next week. In the meantime, we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes of the season so far, Overcoming Frozen Success.

EPISODE 6: ADDRESSING THE LEGACY OF UNDERFUNDING HBCUs

It is no secret in certain circles that HBCUs don’t receive public funds at the same level as predominantly white institutions. But, what’s being done about it?

EPISODE 5: COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS AT HBCUs

The power of networking and developing authentic relationships could be a key to success for HBCU leaders and advocates, according to Rust College President Ivy Taylor. In this episode of On the Yard, we explore the importance of collaboration and relationship building as a method to move HBCUs forward. President Taylor shares how she is leveraging relationships and collaborative partnerships to propel her historic institution.

EPISODE 4: OVERCOMING FROZEN SUCCESS

What, exactly, IS frozen success? 

In this episode, On the Yard explores the phenomenon of 'frozen success' detailing what it is, how it happens and what HBCU institutions can do to overcome it. In a conversation with St. Augustine's University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Josiah J. Sampson and Stillman College of Business Dean William Isaac McCoy, the pair explain how intentional storytelling and purposeful partnerships are key to bolstering and extending the relevance of these historic campuses.

EPISODE 3: THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN HBCUs

This episode explores the connection between the larger community and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Through a conversation with Isaac Y. Addae, assistant professor of business administration at Tennessee State University (TSU), On the Yard showcases the extent to which these historic institutions must be supported by business, government and community leaders.

We are excited to launch our newest effort, the On the Yard podcast.

On the Yard explores the culture and leadership trends happening across Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nationwide. The podcast dives into the unique issues faced by these historic and minority-serving institutions through a series of conversations with leaders and advocates. The show is hosted by RW Jones Vice President and Managing Director Ashley Northington.

To be published every Friday for the next several weeks, On the Yard will bring listeners a dose of HBCU leadership and culture, one episode at a time.

EPISODE 2: HBCUs AND THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION

This episode explores what historically Black and minority-serving institutions can expect from the Biden-Harris presidential administration. Through a conversation with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Director of Virginia Union University's Center for the Study of HBCUs, On the Yard highlights the policy agenda established by President Joseph R. Biden.

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