Sept. 22, 2021

310: A Distinctive Education - with Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, President, Mitchell College

310: A Distinctive Education - with Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, President, Mitchell College

Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience!  In this episode, President Series #100!!! - we believe we are the first podcast in the world to interview 100 College & University Presidents! - your guest is Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, President at Mitchell College, your guest cohost is Kate Colbert, & your sponsor is MDT Marketing!  

It's fitting that President Series #100 is with a first-time university president in Dr. Tracy Espy.  Tracy discusses the very unique value proposition at Mitchell College and what makes their education so distinctive.  She talks about how college and the community go hand-in-hand, and finding ways to help rebuild the community is an important and critical piece of running a successful institution.  Tracy talks about how empathy is the antecedent to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  She also notes how listening to EdUp helped her gain perspective from other leaders!

Dr. Tracy Y. Espy became the eighth president and first African-American woman to lead Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut, on July 1, 2020.  She is currently engaged with the Governor’s Workforce Council, the FEMA Region 1 Covid-19 Long-Term Recovery Task Force, and the CT Higher Education Resilience Working Group on Workforce Development.  She was also recently appointed to serve on the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities administered Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students.

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