Humphrey School News—September 19, 2017

Listen: Humphrey School Leaders and Alumni Talk to KMOJ on Attracting More Students of Color

As educators in Minnesota and around the country seek solutions for the achievement gap between K-12 students of color and their white counterparts, a related “access gap” exists at the college and graduate school levels. 

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is committed to substantially expanding access to the Humphrey School for students from diverse backgrounds who are committed to public service.

Dean Laura Bloomberg, Director of Admissions Sherlonda Clarke, and two alumni discussed those initiatives, and the importance of attracting more students from underrepresented communities, on a recent broadcast of the African American Community Forum on KMOJ radio.

  • Laura Bloomberg, dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Sherlonda Clarke, director of admissions, Humphrey School
  • Cameran Bailey (MURP, '16), alumnus
  • Zachary Hylton (MDP, '14), alumnus

The host of the program is Sylvia Bartley, global director for the Medtronic Philanthropy Foundation and co-chair of the African American Leadership Forum. AALF hosts the African American Community Forum each Sunday on KMOJ.

Listen to the program audio here, courtesy of KMOJ and the African American Leadership Forum. 

Highlights of the discussion

  • Dean Bloomberg explains her background and goals for the Humphrey School  Listen
  • Sherlonda Clarke explains the School’s efforts to attract more domestic students of color Listen
  • Alumnus Cameran Bailey describes why he chose the Humphrey School Listen
  • Alumnus Zach Hylton discusses his experiences at the Humphrey School Listen
  • Bloomberg and Clarke discuss how the School helps students with financial challenges Listen
  • Hylton discusses the value of his Humphrey School degree Listen
  • Bailey and Hylton on being among a minority of students of color at the Humphrey School Listen
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