Persistence and Perseverence: A Leader's Authentic Journey From GED to PHD to two College Presidencies

There are also about 700,000 people annually who will attempt to take one or all parts of a high school equivalency exam. I am not the first person to earn a GED and a PhD, but I believe that I may be one of the few who is an African American military veteran, GED and PhD graduate who has also held two different college presidencies. This writing is an attempt to chronicle my life up to this point. After occupying space on this planet for 57 years, I wanted to reflect on my journey from a high school dropout born in Brooklyn, New York, to two community college CEO positions and a distinguished graduate with a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

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There are also about 700,000 people annually who will attempt to take one or all parts of a high school equivalency exam. I am not the first person to earn a GED and a PhD, but I believe that I may be one of the few who is an African American military veteran, GED and PhD graduate who has also held two different college presidencies. This writing is an attempt to chronicle my life up to this point. After occupying space on this planet for 57 years, I wanted to reflect on my journey from a high school dropout born in Brooklyn, New York, to two community college CEO positions and a distinguished graduate with a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Dr. Craig T. Follins
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2015
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182
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New Generation Publishing
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Monday, March 2, 2015
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England
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English
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978-1-78507-265-9
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