(Arlington, October 2015) Dr. Sandy Woodrow Yancy, Sr., a 2014 graduate from Argosy University, Washington, D.C. with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, recently published a book based on his dissertation research: The Retention of First Year Black Male Students at Predominately White Private and Public Universities and Colleges.
The book provides evidence that the retention of first-year black male students at predominately white private or public universities and colleges can be achieved. Using the experiences of six participants at a predominately white private university in the Washington, D.C. area, the book encourages Black male high school graduates who want to attend predominately white private or public universities or colleges to use those participants' experiences-specifically the key factors that contributed to their academic success-in obtaining their college degrees.
Dr. Sandy Woodrow Yancy, Sr. holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Washington, D. C., Master’s Degree in Software Systems from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor Degree in General Agriculture from the University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Yancy worked with the Ministry of Public Works, Bank of Monrovia, Ministry of Agriculture in Monrovia, Liberia and with the Firestone Plantations Company in Harbel, Liberia. He matriculated to the United States of America to further his academic career. He has worked for various companies including; US Sprint, Norrell Corporation, United HealthCare, US Bank, Strayer University and VT iDirect Technologies. He taught at Strayer University for four years. During his tenure at Strayer University teaching adult students, he developed his desire to further his education in pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership.
More information on the book can be found here: http://outskirtspress.com/webpage?isbn=9781478755746.
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