Dr. Carjie Scott is the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at Tennessee State University, the CEO and Co-Founder of The Education Equalizer Foundation, a Student Leadership and Development Adjunct Professor, and author of “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life. She is passionate about increasing educational opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. With over a decade and a half of higher education executive leadership experience, she has managed institutional strategy, streamlined processes, automated admissions decisions, and incorporated cutting-edge technology to attract and retain top students at trade schools, traditional universities, and historically Black colleges. Her leadership has consistently exceeded recruitment expectations, resulting in record-breaking enrollments. Her efforts reflect a deep dedication to empowering students and advocating for equal access to education. She is the wife of US Marine veteran Dr. Kerwin O. Scott Sr. DDS, and the mother of their two children. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Greater Bethel AME Church, and the NAACP.
You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life
Carjie Scott provides a first-hand account of her experience as an administrator serving at trade schools, graduate institutions, and HBCUs. You are Accepted, is required reading for first-generation college students and higher education professionals. It encourages readers to own their story and accept themselves so that they can transform education for individuals who were historically excluded from attending college.
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More about Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott launched the Education Equalizers Foundation to partner with various stakeholders regarding college acceptance and completion. These individuals include parents, rising college students, higher education leadership, and community/corporate leaders.
Her newest book, “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life,” is available everywhere books are sold. The literary work chronicles nearly two decades of higher education experience and her leadership success as a woman of color. Additionally, she candidly shares with readers the power of owning their story, even the most challenging aspects of it.
Dr. Scott’s vision is to create an inclusive and diverse higher education work environment that mirrors the student body enrolled there. In her book, she details how she spoke truth to power and held leaders accountable. She believes that students will start, stay, graduate and become gainfully employed when they learn in environments and have access to mentorship that encourages them to be authentic.
Dr. Scott enjoys writing and serving in the community. She has been featured in the following publications: The Tennessee Tribune, Gainesville Sun, Yahoo News, NPR, Making Headline News, PBS, WUFT, and xoNecole. Her ebook “Attend College for Free in Tennessee” has helped her cultivate relationships and personally advise residents on how to offset the cost of attending college.
She is a recipient of the Karen Dolan Spirit Award and Communications Committee of the Year Award by the Vanderbilt University Staff Advisory Council. She was named a Nashville Emerging Leader finalist by YP Nashville and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She was also a nominee for Women Who Rock Nashville. She earned the Admissions Voice to Voice award and Admissions Excellence award while at Vatterott Career College.