HL 037: Transitioning from High School to College with Dr. Vera Triplett

August 21, 2016

It’s that time of year — back to school! For incoming college freshmen, however, this is a completely new chapter. Episode 37 of the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast focuses on that special group of students who have chosen HBCUs as their landing spots for higher education. To give us some perspective on how students and parents — especially those from under-resourced communities — deal with this major step, the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast invited an education leader to be our guest.

About today’s guest

Dr. Vera Triplett is the founder and CEO of Noble Minds Institute for Whole Child Learning. Having begun her career as a middle and high school English teacher, she is a former Deputy Superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District and had also served as the COO and CEO of a New Orleans charter school management organization. Dr. Triplett has worked at a cross section of education, mental health, and juvenile justice for over 20 years. She serves on numerous boards including the Greater New Orleans Foundation Board, the Parkway Partners Board, the Junior Achievement Board, the International High School Board, and the Operation Spark Board where she serves as chair. Dr. Triplett also serves as a mentor for the Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation.

Dr. Triplett earned her undergraduate degree in English Education from Southern University at New Orleans. She later earned her master’s degree in School/Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans.

Connect with Dr. Vera Triplett on Twitter.

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