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On the Yard

On the Yard takes a look at the culture and leadership trends happening across Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide. Host Ashley Northington explores the unique issues faced by these institutions through a series of conversations with HBCU leaders and advocates.

On the Yard is powered by the RW Jones Agency, the nation's only strategic communications and issues management firm focused on education. Since 1987, it has supported more than 100 colleges, universities and affiliated organizations in their strategic communications, media relations and issues management efforts.


How HBCUs Battled the Pandemic
Show Details38min 37s
Addressing the Legacy of Underfunding HBCUs
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Collaboration and Partnerships at HBCUs
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Overcoming Frozen Success
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What, exactly, IS frozen success? In this episode, On the Yard explores the phenomenon of 'frozen success' detailing what it is, how it happens and what HBCU institutions can do to overcome it. In a conversation with St. Augustine's University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Josiah J. Sampson and Stillman College of Business Dean Isaac McCoy, the pair explain how intentional storytelling and purposeful partnerships are key to bolstering and extending the relevance of these historic campuses.

52min 16s
Published Apr 30, 2021 at 4:23pm
The Importance of Community Partnerships
Show Details31min 48s
HBCUs and the Biden-Harris Administration
Show Details1hr 11min
The Landscape
Show Details28min 25s