Telling Our Story

Telling Our Story

Member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) advance social mobility for students of all backgrounds—particularly those from lower-income families, first-generation college students, and/or students of color—to positively impact families, communities, and the students themselves. This series shares stories from state colleges and universities that have taken bold steps to successfully serve underrepresented students and their communities. Expert discussions give listeners an inside look at how these institutions are fostering greater accessibility and affordability, closing gaps to postsecondary education completion, connecting students to viable career opportunities, and creating a more just, equitable society. This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, and many other podcast platforms. Please like and follow, and share the Telling Our Story podcast with colleagues, teachers, students, family, and friends.


March 26, 2024 37 mins

In this episode of Telling Our Story, Leticia chats with two leaders from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore about the institution’s Men of Color in Education program. The program seeks to attract, retain, and form a community for male educators of color, who comprise 2% of the U.S. public school teaching workforce.

Guests include:

  • Richard H. Warren Jr., Richard F. Hazel professor of education and director of the Men of Col...
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In this episode of Telling Our Story, host Leticia Maldonado chats with leaders from Colorado State University Pueblo about the institution’s University Track Centers, how they’re helping to promote postsecondary culture, create pathways for underrepresented students to pursue higher education, and much more.

Guests include:

  • Timothy Mottet, president, CSU Pueblo
  • Kristyn White Davis, vice president for enrollment manageme...
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In the first episode of Telling Our Story, host Leticia Maldonado, program manager for postsecondary value at AASCU, and guests discuss the critical role AASCU is playing to expand life-changing opportunities and close opportunity gaps for today’s diverse student populations.

Guests include:

  • Mildred García, president, AASCU
  • Charles L. Welch, president, Arkansas State University System, and former chair, AASCU Board of Di...
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