USC President Believes Nothing Is Impossible
November 14, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón
“We didn’t have much…” Dr. Wanda Austin found a way to achieve the impossible. At 7th grade, her teacher told her she was good at math. Fueled with confidence, she was admitted to one of the most prestigious high schools in the country, The Bronx High School of Science. Once there, she finally believed college was in her future. Dr. Austin’s story is about perseverance and leadership. It’s about finding an array of mentors when there are no role models who look like you. It is about trailblazing, paving a way, and becoming a “shero” for others. In 2008 Dr. Wanda Austin became the first female and the first African American to lead The Aerospace Corporation. She led 3600 employees and managed annual revenues of $950 million. Today, Dr. Austin is the first female and the first African American to lead the University of Southern California. Hear her full story and why she is excited to lead USC. This episode will leave you feeling that nothing is impossible!
Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
CALLING ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND BELIEVERS!
Success doesn’t come by chance. Success is a decision to take a chance on YOU. Being admitted to the YOUniversity of your choice is a goal, but not a guarantee. Who you surround yourself with is just as important as what you do. Hear from extraordinary people who led ordinary childhoods. Each story tells the tale of finding passion, purpose, and praise from adults.
The secret to a “YES” is becoming your best YOU. Walk away with practical tips and action steps on how to go from good, better, to best and increase your chances of receiving that “YES!” If you are a student, parent of a student, teach students, or are a student of life, this show is for you!
So, what do you say? Let’s do this! Join Dr. Cynthia Colón, LIVE every Wednesday at Noon Pacific Time, 3 PM Eastern Time for Destination: YOUniversity, on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Dr. Cynthia Colón
Using over 20 years experience, her book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, offers a practical road map for the college admission process. As the leading and trusted college admission expert, Dr. Cynthia Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.
Dr. Colón worked as an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as a college counselor at an elite private school in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked with over 800 students who have been admitted to top colleges – including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, UVA, and many more.
Dr. Colón is on a mission to help students, no matter their background, pave their way to the college of their choice. She serves as the perfect blend of Coach and Cheerleader!
Dr. Colón holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the USC, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from UCLA.