Cascade Media Group HBCU President Series: President Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. of Fisk University

Cascade Media Group HBCU President Series: President Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. of Fisk University

Dr. Vann R. Newkirk Sr. a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina, was named the 17th President of Fisk University by the Board of Trustees on February 15, 2021. He served as Fisk’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2018 until his Presidential appointment. Dr. Newkirk has an extensive leadership record with proven evidence […]

Interview With Dr. Anna Stubblefield  22nd Superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

Interview With Dr. Anna Stubblefield 22nd Superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

Dr. Anna Stubblefield became the 22nd Superintendent of Schools for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools on July 1, 2021. As a proven and focused leader, she understands the importance of building effective leadership teams, increasing community outreach, and fostering vital partnerships within the community that encourages and support academic achievement. Dr. Stubblefield joined KCKPS following […]

Interview with Kansas City School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier

Interview with Kansas City School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier

Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier has served as an educator in Kansas City Public Schools for 22 years. She’s been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, Chief Human Resource Officer, and Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Collier earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, a Master’s of Arts in education from Avila University, and an Educational Specialist […]

Cascade Media Group HBCU President Series Shorts

Cascade Media Group HBCU President Series Shorts

Cascade Media Group HBCU President Series gives you a glimpse into five of the HBC presidents of the 37 HBCU presidents that this series Will be covering you can view their full interviews on whatsupworldwide.com or whatsupkansascity.net or whatsupwichita.net

Interview with Kent Smith,16th President, Langston University

Interview with Kent Smith,16th President, Langston University

Interview with Kent Smith,16th President, Langston University

Interview with Grambling State University President Rick Gallot

Interview with Grambling State University President Rick Gallot

Interview with Grambling State University President Rick Gallot update on fatal shootings during Homecoming weekend

Interview With Delia Cook Gillis Director Of The Center For Africana Studies at CSU

Interview With Delia Cook Gillis Director Of The Center For Africana Studies at CSU

Delia Cook Gillis is a professor of history and founding Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Central Missouri, based in Warrensburg, Mo. Dr. Gillis served as the Fall 2019 Faculty Director of the Missouri Africa Program (MAP) at the University of Ghana in Legon, Accra. Dr. Gillis earned her Ph.D. […]

Interview with Ronald Epps Past Superintendent for Columbia, South Carolina Richland County School District One. Part 1

Interview with Ronald Epps Past Superintendent for Columbia, South Carolina Richland County School District One. Part 1

This interview is part of the educational panel commissioned by Cascade Media Group (CMG) to explore what are five main reasons that are affecting people of color from not getting a good education. CMG’s educational panel came back with these five factors that are contributing the most to people of color. 1. Lack of Literacy […]

Interview with Dale Cushinberry, Historian Retired Principal of Highland Park High Topeka

Interview with Dale Cushinberry, Historian Retired Principal of Highland Park High Topeka

CMG’s Series features some of the top Black Educators in the Midwest that have been inducted into the Wichita Black Educators Hall of Fame. Dale Cushinberry earned All-American honors while playing on the Hornet basketball team for three and a half seasons from 1966-69. The Topeka, Kan. native transferred to Emporia State after one semester […]

Interview with Kevin Foster Executive Director of Genesis School on the reopening of the school

Interview with Kevin Foster Executive Director of Genesis School on the reopening of the school

On December 15 th, 2022 the Missouri Charter Public School Commission (MCPSC) notified Genesis of their intention to revoke the school’s charter effective June 30 th, 2023. What does this mean? Since January 2022, MCPSC has been the sponsoring agency of Genesis School. Genesis will not be able to operate during the 2023 school year […]

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