The Difference
5:41 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Interview: Ron Lewis on Race and Higher Education

Ron Lewis is an instructor at several Fort Wayne institutions.
Ron Lewis is an instructor at several Fort Wayne institutions.
Credit Ron Lewis

As we heard in Wednesday's interview with Ron Lewis, significant challenges exist for young black men in the classroom, and many are hard to quantify. 

But those challenges don't end when those men get to college. 

Only about 15 percent of college students are black – and African-American students are less than half as likely as their white counterparts to complete their degree on time.

Ron Lewis joins us once again for this conversation – he’s the program director of Trio Services at the University of St. Francis, which provides counseling and services to students of disadvantaged backgrounds.

He spoke with WBOI’s Virginia Alvino. 

This is the latest installment in WBOI's yearlong project, "The Difference."

You can help inform our coverage of black male achievement in Fort Wayne. Submit photos, stories, or news tips to valvino@nipr.fm

And for personal stories, graphs, and more, check out our tumblr page: thedifferencefw.tumblr.com 

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