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Keisha J Kelley, is a native of Huntsville, AL, now residing in Atlanta GA. Ms Kelley is a summer 2003 graduate of Southern University & A&M College, Baton Rouge LA., with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2019 from University of Phoenix. Keisha is the Founder and CEO of Black College Experience, an HBCU Sports Podcast with a vision to bring exposure to HBCU athletics. Ms. Kelley has been working in sports radio since 2011 and has hosted 5 different sports shows in which 3 she produced.
In Ms. Kelley’s current role with Black College Experience, she serves as CEO as well as sideline reporter. In addition to media days, Keisha has covered events such as ESPNs SWAC MEAC Challenge, NBC Sports Bayou Classic, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Top 50 NBPA Camp and the Black College Football HOF Enshrinement. Kelley, has also attended the NFL Draft in which she also covered the Draft Day Red Carpet. Black College Experience has been invited to over 100 events including media days, HBCU showcases, career days, and sports panels. BCE has interviewed over 50 guests including, former and current National Football League Players, Commissioners, Coaches, Athletic Directors, etc. One of there most recent guests was Robert Mathis, former Indianapolis Colts OL, who is an alumnus of AAMU. As the brand continues to catapult, Black College Experience continues to travel around the world to cover both D1 and D2 HBCU athletics. BCE also reaches the masses in Independent conferences. The uniqueness about BCE sports podcast is that it covers every HBCU sport including but not limited to swimming, sailing, lacrosse, and more; , which are non-traditional sports. BCE most recently awarded 2 scholarships to students at both Howard University & Southern University. This scholarship was founded by Keisha in memory of her father, James A Kelley, that will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or plan on attending an HBCU. In addition to Black College Experience, Keisha also serves as a mentor for Big Brother Big Sisters, PR Officer Southern University Atlanta Alumni Chapter, Mentor (Southern University) Southern University National Alumni Federation member & sports mentor (Gladiathers). Kelley has been nominated for Honda’s Power of Dreams Award. Keisha most recently became a recipient of the 40 under 40 Cohort Deux by the Southern University Alumni Federation as an alumna that has shown achievement in her career and continues to give back to the University.