Cheyney, America’s first historically black university in Chester County, has risked losing its accreditation, coped with crushing debt, and dealt with shrinking enrollment that fell a whopping 38 percent from 2017 to 2018. Recently, the campus dorms even ran out of hot water. But Cheyney could be turning a corner with a new collaborative plan. Why has Cheyney struggled over the years? And how can the university position itself to be self-sufficient in the future? University of Pennsylvania professor Marybeth Gasman, and Cheyney alumnus and Philadelphia attorney Michael Coard answer these questions on this episode of The Why.