Carjamin Scott, Ed.D., (she/her/Dr) is the speaker and bestselling author for “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.”, She is known as The Education Equalizer.™ Dr. Scott is committed to equalizing and maximizing educational opportunities for students, particularly Black students. She specializes in streamlining the admissions process, and improving student retention while increasing college graduation rates.
Additionally, Dr. Scott consults with academic institutions to enhance areas of access and inclusion, diversity, equity, and overall student academic experience.
She currently serves as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Tennessee State University (TSU). Under her leadership, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment has enrolled the highest number of first-time freshmen [within the last five-years] in the history of the institution.
Dr. Scott launched Education Equalizers, LLC to consult with various stakeholders regarding college acceptance and completion. These individuals include parents, rising college students, higher education leadership, as well as 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 success as a woman of color in leadership. Additionally, she candidly shares with readers the power of owning their story, even the most difficult aspects of it.
Dr. Scott can attest to this considering at six- years-old, she witnessed her mother, Carlette Walton, become a victim of domestic violence. Carlette was killed by her boyfriend, a Chicago Police Officer. But before her death, she instilled the importance of obtaining an education since it is, “the great equalizer.” The tragic event placed her on a path to not only become a first-generation college student but an advocate for change at the collegiate level for first-generation students.
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 their authentic selves.
Dr. Scott enjoys writing and serving in the community. She has been featured in the following publications: The Tennessee Tribune, Medium, xoNecole, and her personal blog. 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. She has been featured in Urbannite, The TN Tribune, The Dr. Will Show, xoNecole, and several other platforms.
Dr. Scott is married to Dr. Kerwin Scott who is a former US Marine and current Periodontist Resident. They are the parents of two future doctors Channing and Kerwin, Jr.
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“You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life,” is available everywhere books are sold. Dr. Scott’s literary work chronicles nearly two decades of higher education experience inclusive of failures and successes. Additionally, Dr. Scott candidly shares with readers the power of owning their story, even the most difficult aspects of it.
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Dr. Scott is available to lead a discussion for your students which will equip them to flourish in college and their careers. Dr. Scott is able to deliver a presentation to your higher education workforce that will improve belongingness initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Scott enjoys speaking to women on empowerment, resilience, and purpose.