Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #62. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Christina Royal, President at Holyoke Community College! Christina talks to us about the myriad of issues students are dealing with including mental health, access to services, and food insecurities. As the first queer female person of color as President of Holyoke Community College, she is passionate about affordability which is critical for the community college student population. According to Christina, the stigma associated with community colleges MUST be eliminated - community colleges are becoming agile operations critical to our economic recovery.
President Christina Royal, PhD, became Holyoke Community College's fourth president in January 2017 – and the first female, queer person of color to hold the position. Since then, the college has embarked on bold plans, new initiatives, and innovative policies to continue their legacy of affordable, quality education – notably their new strategic plan and the President's Student Emergency Fund.
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