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Mar 1, 2018

March is Women’s History Month and The HBCU Podcast is celebrating with the “Phenomenal Woman” series. The series features  5 episodes dedicated to highlighting women who have made great strides in their respective career fields to achieve great success. On this episode, we speak with Dr. Marsha Krotseng. She’s is the first woman to serve as President of Bluefield State College, an HBCU in Bluefield, West Virginia. Dr. Krotseng has worked in higher education for over 30 years. During this episode, we talk about her history-making presidency, her career and her commitment to helping produce more women and minorities in higher education.

For more information about Dr. Marsha Krotseng and Bluefield State College, visit or follow them on Twitter @BlfdStateColl and


“It’s important for our Colleges to see that broad array of leadership, especially since so many of the students we serve these days are female, they need to see themselves when they look at administrators and presidents as well as their faculty.” - Dr. Krotseng


  • First Female President of Bluefield [15:15]
  • Bluefield State College History [19:06]
  • Number of Women serving as College Presidents [25:00]