The Mix for the Week of May 25, 2020: UAlbany President Havidán Rodriguez, 4th Family’s Jahkeen Hoke and John Scott

This week on The Mix, this episode’s guests are:

Dr. Havidán Rodriguez (start listening at 1:48) was appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees as the 20th president of the University at Albany in June 2017. He took office in September 2017 after more than 25 years as a leader in higher education.

Dr. Rodríguez served as the Founding Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He also served as President, Ad Interim, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA). Dr. Rodríguez played a key leadership role in the creation of UTRGV – which resulted from the consolidation of UTPA and the University of Texas Brownsville – and the creation, from the ground up, of UTRGV’s School of Medicine.

Jahkeen Hoke and John Scott (start listening at 20:11) are the co-founders of 4th Family, a not-for-profit organization that hosts teen/community events, mentor programs, personal development programs, educational programming, wellness & health programs, annual sport leagues & tournaments, as well as educational trips. 4th Family engages communities within the Capital Region, starting in the high schools. Our goals are to motivate, encourage and uplift the community. 4th Family empowers the community by targeting at risk youth and adults and providing them with an array of unique personal development opportunities.

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