Webinar: Recruitment Best Practices for Hiring HBCU Graduates
Recorded On: 03/31/2022
Join us for a panel discussion to have a conversation about recruiting graduates from historically black colleges (HBCUs). Representatives from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) who will give an overview about the fund, describe a portrait of today’s HBCU graduate, and share recruitment best practices. TMCF is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community. TMCF member schools include the public supported HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions. They are a vital resource in the higher education space and are also a source for employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.
Moderator: Steve Mason, Sr., Human Resources Director, City of Falls Church
Tristin Rainey, Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations
Torrance Sellers, Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations, Evaluation Services
(For National IPMA-HR Members Only)
Steve Mason, Sr. (Moderator)
Human Resources Director
City of Falls Church
Steve Mason is the Human Resources Director for the city of Falls Church, Virginia. He was named to the position in September 2019 after concluding a 41-year career with the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Steve is a member of City Manager’s Leadership Team, Covid-19 Planning Team, Emergency Operations Leadership Team, and the Racial Equity Action Team. During his Alexandria career, Steve served in the Human Resources Department as Acting Director/Deputy Human Resources Officer, in the City Manager’s Office as Special Assistant to the City Manager, in the Human Rights Office as Senior Investigator, then Affirmative Action Officer, and in the Alexandria Police Department where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant and enjoyed a variety of assignments. He received two awards for valor, 3 meritorious service awards and over 75 letters of commendation. Prior to joining the City, he served in the U.S. Army as a military police investigator.
Steve is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, has a degree in criminal justice and certifications in human resources management and human capital strategy.
Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations, Evaluation Services
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Torrance graduated Cum Laude from Alabama A&M University Honors College, with a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Torrance served as the TMCF Student Ambassador from 2017 - 2021, and is an advocate in paying in forward. Torrance holds a Lean Six Sigma White Belt. As the Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations, Evaluation Services, he works closely with a region of member-schools in campus relations, student development and lends his skill set to data driven, results oriented methodologies across the organization, supporting research, data and evaluation services.
Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Tristin is a soon-to-be two-time HBCU graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Fayetteville State University, and currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Leadership and Adult Education from North Carolina A&T State University. His background is centered on student recruitment and development, sales, marketing, and curriculum implementation, with past work experiences at Enterprise Rental Car, Winston-Salem State University, and Elon University. Overall, Tristin has a passion for the HBCU community and is an avid supporter who dedicates his energy towards work that helps advance the mission of these institutions collectively. Tristin currently works as a Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations for Thurgood Marshall College Fund.