Our first guest is Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Provost and Senior Vice President at Virginia Union University. He will be discussing the launch of VUU Global, a new distance learning venture, bringing the “HBCU Experience” to the cloud. VUU Global will provide high-quality opportunities and continuing education experiences to learners across the globe. The launch of VUU Global is timely given international travel restrictions and limited campus access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major initiative powered by VUU Global is the Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored through the Center for the Study of HBCUs. This year’s distinguished lecturers include notable personalities like journalist Roland Martin; Larry Miller, President Jordan Brands, Nike, Inc.; author Michael Eric Dyson, Professor, Vanderbilt University; prominent attorney Will Stute; gospel artist and musician Charles Jenkins; athlete and sports analyst Jalen Rose. The series starts on October 21 and Wednesday, October 28 at 12:00 PM ET entitled “The Past, Present and Future of Black-Owned Media.” For life-long learners seeking additional information on VUU Global or to secure a spot in the “The Presidential Lecture Series,” visit https://www.vuu.edu/academics/vuu-global to register. Space is limited. Sign up today. Or visit https://www.vuu.edu/ for more information.
Our second guest is Dr. Rickardo Bodden he currently serves as the COO and associate pastor for a ministry in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He will be discussing his new book “Leadership in the Age of Narcissism”. He has an earned doctorate from Regent University in Strategic Leadership Studies, a Master of Arts from Bellevue University in the Psychology of Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University in Mass Communication.
Prior to his current positions, Dr. Bodden served in the U.S. Air Force in several Public Relations and Communication leadership roles. As a corporate communication professional, he led teams in accomplishing organizational goals through employee communication, reputation management, crisis response communication, media community engagement. All of his experiences have helped create his personal philosophy; self-leadership is the basis for all leadership. Dr. Bodden continues to mentor, coach, and develop the people around him. His passion is to see people grow beyond personal limitations to be the leader God has ordained. For more information or to order his new book go to :https://www.boddenleads.com