Michael Sorrell

President, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX

Michael Sorrell is the president of Paul Quinn College (PQC). Under his leadership, the school is experiencing one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of higher education. Dr. Sorrell's vision is to permanently transform PQC into a nationally elite small college by focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation, academic rigor, and servant leadership. Among the entities that he serves as a trustee or director are Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, the College Board, the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, Amegy Bank, Teach for America, the Perot Museum, and the Department of Education Policy and Leadership for the Simmons School of Education at SMU. Dr. Sorrell was named the 2012 HBCU Male President of the Year by HBCU Digest and tabbed as a member of the "Root 100" (a list of the top 100 emerging leaders in America) by the Root On-line Magazine. Dr. Sorrell holds a B.A. in Government from the Oberlin College, and an M.A and J.D. in public policy from Duke University and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania.

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