by Dr. Carjie Scott
Dr. Carjie Scott, defied the odds as a first-generation college student who rose to the top. When faced with opposition as a woman of color in higher education, her faith in God led her to speak truth to power and hold leaders accountable to their institution’s governing policies that silenced the powerless and enabled the powerful.
Dr. Scott advocates for first-generation college students, particularly Black students. She believes these students will enroll, endure, excel, and graduate. Consequently, they will become gainfully employed when they are a part of an academic environment that celebrates their innovative genius as well as their diversity.
Her vision is to create an inclusive and diverse higher education work environment that reflects the student body, instead of an agency that repels or rebukes them. Education will always be one of the vehicles that accelerates greatness. However, education should never be the entity that contributes to stagnation for anyone. Therefore, Dr. Carjie Scott, relentlessly works to ensure that education is not only accessible, but equitable.