The HBCU Buzz Show is excited to kick-off the “President’s Corner” on the upcoming September 18th show. The President’s Corner will be a weekly segment on the show where you get to hear from the leadership behind our beloved HBCU’s.

For the first President’s Corner we are honored to have President of Paul Quinn College Michael J. Sorrell.


As the 34th President of Paul Quinn College, Michael J. Sorrell is leading the school on one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of higher education. Under his guidance, the school has embarked upon an agenda that stresses academic rigor, student services, institutional accountability and a commitment to servant leadership. His vision is to transform Paul Quinn College into one of America’s great small colleges by redefining the educational experience of students from under-resourced communities.

Sorrell received his J.D. and M.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. While in law school, he was one of the founding members of the Journal of Gender Law & Policy and served as the vice-president of the Duke Bar Association. Sorrell was a recipient of the Sloan Foundation Graduate Fellowship, which funded his studies at both Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (as a graduate fellow) and Duke University. He graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Government, where he was voted secretary-treasurer of his senior class, pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and was a two-time captain of the men’s varsity basketball team and one of the school’s all-time leading scorers.

About Paul Quinn:

Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was founded in Austin, Texas on April 4, 1872.  For more please see