PURSUE YOUR OWN GREATNESS.

Gateway University guides scholars along individual paths to success with its first-class educational platform of diverse and accelerated hands-on learning. At GU, scholars are empowered to define and pursue their own greatness as leaders in college, career, and life beyond.

OUR MISSION

At Gateway University, our Mission is to empower scholars with the habits of mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of life, citizenship, and leadership, who are College, Career, and Community READY from Day One. We achieve this by strategically partnering with elite institutions of higher education, local and global corporate partners, and community and civic leaders, in a collective effort to provide EACH scholar with a unique educational environment and model that cultivates learning by engaging and doing, and inspires and requires Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication and Collaboration.

OUR VISION

Gateway University’s Vision is to transform communities by building better citizens through careers, education, and community action.

OUR PILLARS

OUR FOCUS AND PLAN

Gateway University will be a rigorous, career-focused pathway for scholars in grades 9-12. The school will equip scholars with the skills, credentials, and experiences they need to start a career upon graduation or continue their studies in college. Gateway University will start with two industry pathways: Computer Science and Information Technology, with opportunities for specialization aligned with local employers. Upon graduation, in addition to their high school diplomas, scholars will have the potential to earn an Associate’s degree and/or industry-recognized certifications, 100 hours of hands-on work experience, and completion of a Community Action Research Project.

WHY WE EXIST

Gateway University exists to serve scholars who are looking to accelerate their college and career readiness in a uniquely designed learning environment and learning model. At Gateway University, our scholars embrace the charge “The Future is in OUR Hands!” Gateway University provides scholars with a 9th-12th grade high school-college-career continuum that allows them to experience the direct links between what they are learning in the classroom and what is happening NOW, at both elite colleges and universities, and corporations around the world.

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(Sosepriala) SoSo Dede

WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

“Schools can best be defined as door openers. Gateway University is committed to opening the door early to college graduation, career readiness, and community leadership, for each of the scholars we serve.”

DR. SOSEPRIALA (SoSo) S. DEDE  Founder, President, and CEO
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ANTHONY BROWN

Chair
CEO, AdTron Air Network

COLBY MITCHELL

Vice Chair
Architect, Self +Tucker Architects

HOLLY COLEMAN

Board Treasurer
Program Director for Education, Hyde Family Foundation

GARY SYSAK

Board Secretary
Retired Director of Engineering, Unilever

 

 

YETTA LEWIS

Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, Gestalt Community Schools

DEMARCUS LITTLE

Board Member
Career Development, Technical Training Center of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis

ALICIA NORMAN

Board Member
Principal, Perea Preschool

KANDACE STEWART

Board Member
Coordinator of Business Operations, Memphis Grizzlies

 

 

 

Bobbie Turner

Board Member
Chief Academic Officer, Gestalt Community Schools

Trevia Chatman

Board Member
Director | Retail, Orion Federal Credit Union

Jaida Vaught

Board Member
Media Acquisition Strategy Manager, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

SoSo Dede

Board Member
President & CEO, Gateway University

WHAT MAKES GATEWAY UNIVERSITY THE RIGHT FIT?

Our team will help you assess the interests, strengths, and growth opportunities for your child, and how Gateway can help pave the way to success.

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