Dr. Makola M. Abdullah – The First Thing You Need Is A Chance

President, Virginia State University

I tell them, 'You should be ready, you should have the motivation to want to do it. If you're committed to your education, then I'm going to commit to your education."

Energetic and thought-provoking, this episode of Rebuilding the American Dream is with Dr. Makola Abdullah, President of Virginia State University. Dr. Abdullah discusses the range of challenges and opportunities facing young people and communities today, with excitement and hope. But, as he shares, the first thing they need is a chance. Don’t miss this inspiring episode!

Dr. Makola Abdullah is an internationally-renowned educator. Prior to his appointment as president of VSU, Dr. Abdullah served as provost and senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University and his doctorate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University. Dr. Abdullah is a very active member with various organizations and was recently appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) on HBCUs.

June 29 2022

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