Episode 2: Featuring Dr. Michael Sorrell

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.

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Lee and Paul Quinn College’s President Dr. Michael Sorrell discuss what great leadership looks like and why Paul Quinn College was the perfect place for Dr. Sorrell to thrive. Dr. Sorrell tells Lee about the first time he wanted to be a college president and the series of events leading up to his decision, 14 years ago, to lead an institution in need. Dr. Sorrell discusses his family and what he learned from different role models in his life.

Lee and Dr. Sorrell touch on some systemic problems in society that affect HBCUs, and finish up by talking about the future and what comes next. At the end of the episode, we learn something unexpected about Dr. Sorrell that may surprise our listeners.