Insightful discussion of North Louisiana Delta life in the 50’s, the start of his academic journey and the importance of education for our future. An economist and Dean of Southern University College of Business, our Living Legend has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research and service.
Count Time Podcast Living Legend Donald Andrews
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Dr. Donald Andrews
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
We got what the we got the main man who’s at the helm of running this great institution have been here for quite some time, dear brother, a dear friend, Dean Donald Andrews. Welcome to Count Time.
Well, glad to be here, Mr. White, and glad to be here with you. We have the utmost respect for you and the things you’re doing in the community. So I just really want to thank you for this opportunity.
I know a lot of other people might do you like this and they might say, well, but who is Donald Andrews? That’s Agnes Andrew’s husband.
I stand in the shadow of five foot two young lady and proud to be there.
Now we’re going to have some fun today. We’re going to get to know you, give us some history. How did you end up at Southern University?
Well, it’s a long story. I grew up in a small village in northeast Louisiana. Northeast Louisiana and what people refer to as the Mississippi Delta country. We were so poor, we didn’t even know we were poor. I had to leave the Delta to find out how poor I was. But I was fortunate. I was very lucky that I grew up next to a retired school teacher. She had gone to school at Tougaloo College, had taught school.