EPISODE 9: LEVERAGING THE EXPERTISE OF HBCUS
In the eyes of many HBCU leaders and champions, these historic institutions are the leading experts in educating first-generation, under-resourced and Pell-eligible students.
In this episode of On The Yard, we sit down with Lane College President Logan Hampton to explore how HBCUs provide many under-resourced, yet brilliant and capable, students with an opportunity to attend college and graduate.
Lane College is Tennessee's most affordable institution, and it educates the highest number of Pell-eligible students in the state. Historically, HBCUs have played a significant role in creating the Black middle class; thus, the significance of Lane and institutions like it is tremendous, as they are often the only pathways for some students to find success.
President Hampton is a natural leader who has been on a journey of his combined ministry for almost nine years, as Lane College allows him to combine his two lives as the ministry of salvation and the ministry of education. In this episode, he shares how students' needs have evolved over time and how institutions have had to adapt to such changes. Additionally, he discusses how the biggest challenge HBCUs face is the perception that others have of them.
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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.