June 11, 2022

7. Creating a University Esports Program with John Cash

7. Creating a University Esports Program with John Cash

Today’s guest is John Cash, the Founder & Global Professor JCSU Gaming & Esports Initiative at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. In addition, he is the Chief Development & Education Officer and Investor at Cxm...


Today’s guest is John Cash, the Founder & Global Professor JCSU Gaming & Esports Initiative at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. In addition, he is the Chief Development & Education Officer and Investor at Cxmmunity in Atlanta, Georgia.

NOTE: The most important message that was brought home in this discussion was that creating esports programs at the university level is important to develop job skills for all of esports.

Our discussion included:

HBCU Institutions in the US

  • What are HBCU’s and how do they fit into the higher education in the US.
  • What challenges are there in creating an esports program at HBCU institutions.

John C. Smith University

  • Details on John C. Smith University
  • Esports Trifecta at JCSU

Establishing an Esports Program

  • Teamwork needed to get a program approved
  • What brought the administration over the finish line in the approval process
  • Describing what is in it for the university
  • Bootstrapping an esports trifecta program
  • Partnerships that made it happen

Esports Program Trifecta

  • What makes up the three components of an esports program
  • What classes are needed
  • What types of jobs will graduates be qualified to take including those in multi-media
  • Costs of a university education in the US

Diversity

  • Why diversity is an important part of higher education

Veterans Esports Programs

  • What are esports programs geared for veterans in the US

Cxmmunity

  • What is Cxmmunity
  • How was it established
  • Sponsorship opportunities made available through Cxmmunity

Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/7-creating-a-university-esports-program-with-john-cash 

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

John Cash

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlcash/

Today, I am honored to have John Cash, the Founder & Global Professor JCSU Gaming & Esports Initiative at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. In addition, he is the Chief Development & Education Officer l Investor at Cxmmunity in Atlanta, Georgia.

John C. Smith University - https://www.jcsu.edu/

Historically Black Colleges and Universities - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historically_black_colleges_and_universities

How Esports Increases Enrollment and Funding for HBCUs - https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2021/01/how-esports-increases-enrollment-and-funding-hbcus

Cxmmunity - https://www.cxmmunity.co/

Bunker Labs - https://bunkerlabs.org/

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John Cash, the Founder & Global Professor JCSU Gaming & Esports Initiative at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. In addition, he is the Chief Development & Education Officer l Investor at Cxmmunity in Atlanta, Georgia.