Dr. Rashad Richey invited to lecture at St. Petersburg College in Florida

Dr Rashad Richey [Blair Devereaux

This week, Dr. Rashad Richey was the guest speaker at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Dr. Richey has been responsible for presenting practical and theoretical methodologies to improve learning opportunities and student outcomes. St. Petersburg College has been a pioneer in equity and inclusion for years. Faculty and support staff are nationally recognized for their innovation in higher education and student-centered culture. “It was a pure honor to be invited to share with my fellow professors who fight daily for higher education to be a beacon of light for hungry souls. The faculty at St. Petersburg College, led by Dr. Tonjua Williams, makes a huge difference in the lives of students every day. I’m grateful to be a small part of the process,” Dr. Richey said.

Dr. Richey’s lecture was titled “Master Educator: Reinventing the Power, Influence and Practical Impact of Effective Pedagogy through the Lens of Equitable Education”. Dr. Richey, whose research focuses on the politics of higher education reform, equitable remedies, and national politics, has lectured at various American colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, Reinhardt University, the Morehouse School of Medicine and Clark Atlanta University to name a few. .

Beyond Dr. Richey’s day-to-day duties as a television anchor for the popular national television news program “Indisputable With Dr. Rashad Richey” on the TYT network, he is also an award-winning talk radio personality on News & Talk 1380-WAOK & V-103 FM (HD3), Emmy-nominated political analyst for CBS News Atlanta and President of Rolling Out, the largest such urban media company in the United States. Being the youngest American inductee into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame, Dr. Richey has interviewed everyone from US Vice President Kamala Harris to Ice Cube.

Dr. Rashad Richey holds several advanced degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration from Beulah Heights University and completed doctoral research studies at Clark Atlanta University, where his research focused on the reform of the federal policy in higher education. Dr. Richey is currently completing his Juris Doctor (law degree) at Birmingham School of Law.

According to Wikipedia, St. Petersburg College (SPC) is a public college in Pinellas County, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System, and one of the system’s institutions is designated a “state university” because it offers more bachelor’s degrees than traditional associate’s degree-oriented community colleges. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and had approximately 29,000 students as of fall 2018.[3]

The school was founded in 1927 as a private junior college, the first in Florida. It then became a public institution and grew to include campuses throughout Pinellas County. Today it has eleven campuses and centers: four in St. Petersburg, Florida and seven in Seminole, Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.

St. Petersburg College was founded in 1927 as St. Petersburg Junior College by Captain George M. Lynch, Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools for the City of St. Petersburg, as a private purpose institution non-profit.[5] It was created in part because of the economic downturn that preceded the Great Depression as a way for local students to receive a post-secondary education without having to relocate or pay high tuition fees.[6] On opening day, the college had 102 students and 14 faculty members, operating out of an unused wing of the St. Petersburg Lyceum. After a semester, the SPJC moved its operations to a former high school overlooking Mirror Lake, where it remained until January 1942. At this point, the facility was moved to a single building at the corner of 5th Avenue N .and 66th Street. N. – a building still in use today as the James E. Hendry Administration Building, part of the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus.
The SPJC became a public college in 1948.[7]

Angela C. Hale