Mainstage Closing Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Sorrell

Thursday, September 24, 2020

02:15 PM to 03:30 PM

Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving president in the 148-year history of Paul Quinn College, an HBCU located in Dallas, Texas. During his 13 years of leadership, the college has inspired a national movement for its efforts to remake higher education in order to serve the needs of under-resourced students and communities.  Dr. Sorrell has shared with many audiences his powerful and inspiring story about his success in transforming Paul Quinn College.  His closing keynote will update that story for 2020 – discussing what it means to lead in the time of the coronavirus and the summer of protest.  What has been the impact on his students and his campus?  Are there opportunities to be found in the current crisis?  What gives him hope? 


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