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ED INSIGHTS THROUGH
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ABOUT DEEP DIVES
WITH TRIMKEA BENJAMIN

Deep Dives host, Trimeka Benjamin, has spent the last decade working hand-in-hand with higher education leaders to move their institutions forward. Now she’s bringing you honest and transparent conversations that most have only shared with her.
Deep Dives with Trimeka Benjamin is designed to help higher education executives navigate the murky and often shifting waters of higher education. How? Real and honest conversations with industry leaders.

Latest Episodes

SEASON 1 EPISODE 5

Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart

Invisible Struggles of Homelessness
in Higher Education

Season 1 Bonus Episode

Dr. Merrill Irving, Jr.

The Impact of Race, Social Justice,
and the College President’s Role

Season 1 Episode 4

Dr. Leigh Goodson

Investing in
Community-wide Success

EXPERT INSIGHTS ON HIGHER EDUCATION

I find that when people are honest about the struggles and mistakes they’ve made in their careers, it not only helps them see how far they’ve come, but it also helps those that are listening know they are not alone in their fight to make this industry better,” reflected Benjamin. “I will be doing my job if they are actually motivated when they hear the struggles, the debates, and the realities that all executives face through the times of change and vision execution.”

A trusted confidante and adviser to nationally recognized executives in higher education, Trimeka Benjamin opens the vault to give listeners a glimpse into the unspoken trials and triumphs of the people who created the country’s most groundbreaking and innovative programs. Benjamin pulls back the curtain in a nononsense format that moves away from industry jargon to provide listeners with actionable advice and solutions.

Interviewees during season 1 include Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College; Dr. Karen A. Stout, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream; Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, President of Amarillo College; Dr. Michael Baston, President of Rockland Community College; and Dr. Leigh Goodson, President of Tulsa Community College, discussing how they’ve balanced their own ambitions and needs with their organization, family and work lives.