VFH Board member Scott Colley was raised in Charlottesville, VA and was a Professor of English at Vanderbilt for twenty years.
Scott has been president of three different colleges and universities and previously served on the board of directors for the Georgia Humanities Council.
He recently sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about what it was like to grow up in Virginia during segregation, the importance of the humanities, and how we define ourselves.
I grew up in Virginia when frankly, we were living in apartheid.
The study of the humanities can help us forge a path to the future.
[The humanities] help us define ourselves and define our relationships to others.
The humanities are all about meaning. Human meaning.