Dr. Samuel has acquired a broad perspective on public university administration, Student Affairs, Multicultural Affairs and Equity and Diversity through a career progression that has included working at a small state college, a large national university, a mid-sized campus of a state university system, and the central administrative offices of a multi-campus university. Over a 20 year tenure in higher education, Dr. Samuel has had operation and staff leadership experience helping university and secondary educational leaders to understand issues along the diversity continuum and helping to develop policies and programs responding to underlying needs. With particular emphasis on access, diversity and inclusion, his responsibilities have spanned recruitment, retention, programming and advocacy. In each area, Dr. Samuel has initiated programs that not only made a difference in students’ and employees’ individual lives, but also fundamentally improved institutional dynamics and the climate of the organization. Dr. Samuel has received numerous campus, state and national accolades including but not limited to the 2011 Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Trio Achiever Award, 2005 University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award, the 2003 University of Nebraska Equity in Opportunity Fellowship, and the 2000 Noel Levitz Retention Excellence Award. Dr. Samuel earned both a Bachelor’s of Science 1993 and Masters of Education 1995 from UTC. In 2005 Dr. Samuel earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska. Dr.Samuel is a designated Cornell Certified Diversity Practitioner/Advanced Practitioner.
B. Samuel and R. Hoover, “Loan Debt: Reflections of African American College Graduates,” Enrollment Management Journal, Spring 2010, p. 73-96B. Samuel and R. Hoover, “Understanding student loan debt burden for African American baccalaureate graduates,” Enrollment Management Journal, Winter 2007, p.49-71