By Jessica MacCall




Watch Michael J Sorrell Keynote, WE over Me: From College to Movement [VIDEO]

In 2007, Paul Quinn College was a failing HBCU that had few students and seemingly a bleak future. By 2018, bolstered by a commitment to values and the belief in meeting students where they are, PQC has been transformed into one of the most innovative colleges in America.

At SXSW EDU 2018, PQU President, Michael J Sorrell, took the keynote stage and discussed how focusing on the needs of communities the school serves led to creating a new version of higher ed and the plan to build a network of Urban Work Colleges using Reality Based Education.

More from SXSW EDU

Catch more video content from the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festivals this March 5-8, on the official SXSW EDU YouTube Channel. Stay tuned to SXSW EDU News for the latest event updates.


Jessica MacCall

SXSW EDU Sr Digital Media Manager

As part of the SXSW EDU marketing team, I am passionate about connecting people to ideas of impact. I earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications–Electronic Media and Photography from Texas State University and am currently pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University.

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