Cuyahoga Community College
First Job: Bagging groceries at Fedco supermarket in Harlem
Toughest Challenge: Overcoming early in life my lack of confidence in my potential
Greatest Inspiration: I am very goal-oriented, so my greatest inspiration is achievement.
Best Advice: Build on achievements incrementally; it leads to bigger opportunities.
Proudest Moment: Completing undergraduate education, when I never even dreamed of attending college
What Keeps Me Up at Night: As a leader, anticipating and responding to challenges and opportunities
Important Lesson Learned: Rely on consensus building as a base of influence and not titular or positional power
Hobby/Passion: Golf and flying model airplanes/grandbabies
Fun Fact: I drove to New Jersey to secure six bottles of Blanton Bourbon.
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: James Earl Jones