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.

 Dr. Josiah J. Sampson, III serves as the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, NC. In his capacity at Saint Augustine's University, he is responsible for advancing the academic profile and purpose of the college, establishing the appropriate level of academic rigor for programs in its representative Schools and programs, developing and supervising new programs, increasing faculty and student research, and advising and mentoring faculty and students at Saint Augustine's. He is an experienced and dedicated administrator and science educator at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. He serves as an advisor and mentor to both colleagues and students and has chaired several administrative committees at the secondary and undergraduate level. In addition to science, Dr. Sampson is active in researching methods to enhance science and minority education. He is a staunch advocate in the areas of student success and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Dean William Isaac McCoy is an educator, professional mentor and business development executive skilled at navigating the busy intersection of nonprofits, public entities, corporations and social impact investments. A former White House appointee in the Obama administration, leading economic policies and initiatives to support the growth and sustainability of minority-owned businesses, Dean McCoy is the co-founder of the Jamii Group. The Jamii Group is committed to helping business leaders create greater opportunities for themselves, redefine their competitive edge and impact their company's triple bottom line: financial, social and environmental. In addition, Dean McCoy serves as a U.S. State Department Global Innovation Fellow working to promote shared economic prosperity and inclusive innovation in and between American and Chinese markets. Further, as dean of the School of Business at Stillman Collegehe is focused on the School of Business’ goals in the following areas: entrepreneurship and innovation, technology, accreditation, fundraising, globalization, and civic engagement and responsibility.

To learn more about the phenomenon of frozen success and why it shows up at historically Black and minority-serving institutions, listen here.

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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.


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