Episode 14: Michael Sorrell Returns

As the Chief Strategy Officer for Noodle, Lee Bradshaw meets – you guessed it – a lot of interesting people in higher ed. In Noodle’s debut podcast, Bradshaw speaks with leaders from every facet of higher education to tease out their stories and learn about how they’re moving and shaking an industry that notoriously values tradition.

Noodle was lucky enough to have the President of Paul Quinn College, Michael Sorrell as a guest speaker. President Sorrell discusses the ethos and vision of PQC, and their mission to eradicate intergenerational poverty. He explains the difficult backgrounds of a majority of his students, coming in with the trauma of growing up in poverty, lack of proper healthcare including basic needs like glasses, and how PQC has evolved to help them succeed. President Sorrell then explains their new The Village Program which allows students to bring up to two family members or friends with them to college. He talks about the reception, how it should work, and the goals of the program. President Sorrell then answers a few questions from Noodlers.

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