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HL 031: Youngest PhD Graduate of Delaware State and TM² Education Search

March 15, 2016

Jalaal Hayes Lincoln University,(Pa.), Delaware State University  Christopher Braswell (North Carolina A&T State University)

Episode 31 of the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast features two uplifting stories for the HBCU community. Dr. Jalaal Hayes talks about his journey to earning a doctorate at 22 years old. We also find out TM² Education Search, a firm that seeks to improve HBCU leadership through recruitment and training.


Jalaal Hayes made history when he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Delaware State. Also an alumnus of Lincoln (Pa.), the Philadelphia native talks about how he arrived at the historic point in December 2015.

Dr. Hayes is also the founder of ELYTE Universal, an organization that provides tutoring and promotes STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Connect with Dr. Hayes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The HBCU community was abuzz in March 2016 with the news of four former HBCU presidents uniting to form a firm dedicated to identifying quality leadership for HBCUs. Christopher Braswell, the president of TM² Education Search, joined the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to share why the firm was formed and how it can change the game for HBCUs.

Click to learn more about TM² Education Search.