Morehouse & Prairie View A&M Alumnus, David Hughes

On this episode, we speak with David Hughes. He’s a graduate of Morehouse College and Prarie View A & M University. David is a mover and shaker in the higher education community. He currently serves as a Research Associate for the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

During this episode, we talk about his HBCU experience, the release of his first book, and his educational consulting firm.


David C. Hughes is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the only HBCU graduate to receive this fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania’s history. One year and nine months after graduating from Morehouse College, Hughes began teaching at the collegiate level at Prairie View A&M University. He previously served as a Resident Director and Lecturer at Morgan State University and is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University.

Hughes recently became a children’s book author, Benny Becomes An Architect; his first book was released January 2, 2018. Prior to his work in higher education, Hughes worked in the sports industry. He’s worked for the Houston Texans, the University of Texas, and interned at ESPN and the University of Miami during his undergraduate studies.

Hughes has been recognized by HBCU BUZZ as a “Top 30 Under 30” HBCU alumnus, has been nominated for faculty of the year, selected as an Emerging Scholar by AERA, and has received certificates from the University of Pennsylvania for Race and Equity in Education and from Hampton University for Executive Leadership training.

Additionally, Hughes sits on the board of directors for the Drake Group and Summer Search Philadelphia. He is the Founder and CEO of View House Strategy Firm, an educational consulting firm. Hughes is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men, and serves as the Secretary of the Houston Morehouse College Alumni Association.

For more information about David,  follow him on social at @DavidCHughes2 and get a copy of Benny Becomes An Architect.