Eddie Francis' Bio
Eddie produces and hosts the “For Our Edification” podcast as well as the Enrollify Podcast Network’s “I Wanna Work There!” He also presents “The Black Greek Success Program” to show members of African American fraternities and sororities how to enhance their leadership skills and “Lectures to Livelihood” to help college students prepare for their careers.
Eddie became a familiar voice to New Orleans as on-air talent and a show producer on WQUE-FM and WYLD-FM where he earned the Press Club of New Orleans’ Best Radio Entertainment Feature award for his interview with Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza. Seeing an opportunity to lead, Eddie moved on to higher education, directing marketing and communications at Southern University at New Orleans, Paul Quinn College, and Dillard University where he led the “Write Your Legacy” brand refresh. Because of his efforts, Eddie was nominated for the AMA Foundation’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year.
Through his career pivots, Eddie’s voice has remained in mass media. He hosted “The HBCU Lifestyle Podcast,” one of Podbean’s top 10 education podcasts; and he served as a contributor to “The HBCU Nation Radio Show.” His thoughts about everything from his work to social issues can be seen on The Huffington Post, LinkedIn, Careers in Government, Medium, Watch the Yard, HBCU Lifestyle, AFLV Connections, and his own Black Greek Success and Identity and Value blogs.
The New Orleans native earned his master’s degree in strategic leadership from Tennessee State University and his bachelor’s in mass communication from Loyola University New Orleans.
He is a member of the American Marketing Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Eddie is the proud husband of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. member, Dr. Halima Leak Francis, and the proud father of Stevie.
PRESENTATION: Black Greek Success Program
BGSP covers three principles:
1. Make the most of the college experience,
2. The Gumbo Theory: Improve chapter chemistry, and
3. Lead others by leading yourself.
What's in it for your campus?
1. More engaged student leaders.
2. More diverse leaders on campus.
3. Stronger servant leadership on campus
We encourage those who are interested in joining Divine 9 organizations and other African American fraternities and sororities to attend the Black Greek Success Program.
The Black Greek Success Program was not only beneficial to those involved in BGLOs, but it was an inspiration to those aspiring to be Greek and take on leadership roles.
The Black Greek Success Program was very helpful to our fraternity and sorority community. This conversation sparked ideas about civility, collaboration, and creativity!
The Black Greek Success Program really helped our NPHC members to truly examine the challenges facing their organizations and to discover that the solution to these challenges lies no further away than a constant dedication to each organization's guiding principles.
Eddie Francis combines humor with real life stories that we can all relate to. He offers hope and pride for the future while delivering powerful messages of our personal responsibilities as being Greeks.