On the Yard podcast.


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.

In addition to his role at TSU, Addae also serves as chief strategy officer of Pivot Technology School, where he fosters diverse community relationships to further the organization's mission of training minorities for technology careers. Prior to his career in higher education, he spent nearly 10 years in management and technology consulting, systems development and business strategy development across the automotive, defense and information technology industries (IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Ford, Raytheon). 

Addae shares his perspective about the role community and business partnerships can play in enhancing the Black college experience. He shares what he feels the challenges are within the landscape and what steps HBCUs can take to address those issues.

To learn more about the opportunities ahead for HBCUs and to find out the steps leaders and advocates should take to rise to the challenges, listen to the podcast 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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