Paul Quinn First HBCU to Gain Work College Designation
Paul Quinn First HBCU to Gain Work College DesignationCollege Board Communications
On Monday, March 20, the College Board’s A Dream Deferred and HBCU conferences featured an enlightening conversation between the leaders of Hampton University and Paul Quinn College, Chancellor and Provost JoAnn W. Haysbert and President Michael Sorrell. Each discussed overcoming challenges to preserve their institutions, running operations optimally, and recruiting, retaining, and supporting students through graduation. Sorrell and Haysbert are known for using unconventional strategies to reinvent their institutions and help students succeed.
In that light, Sorrell—a trustee at the College Board—also announced that Paul Quinn College was one of nine institutions nationwide to be federally recognized as a Work College. This is a first for a school in an urban area and a Historically Black College.
Said Sorrell of the honor: “This significant accomplishment allows us to expand our ability to serve our students and continue our innovative approach to higher education. It also serves as validation for our New Urban College Model, which utilizes an extensive network of off-campus partners to provide pre-professional training opportunities for our students.”
Read more about the announcement and Paul Quinn’s New Urban College Model in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.