I was here back in 2011, when Dometi Pongo and Ta-Nehisi Coates met. I was on hand on April 12, 2023, when Pongo and Chancellor James Minor met.
Much has changed since Pongo was a student at SIUE, from 2007 - 2011. New programs. New buildings. And a new chancellor.
Minor and Pongo talked about where SIUE has been and where the university is going. Pongo discussed ways that he might leverage some of his influence to support the aspirations of undergraduates.