Brooklyn, NY, June 14, 2022—Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce that School of Business Dean, Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle, is the new President of the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable. Rolle was installed during the 19th Annual HBCU Business Deans Roundtable Summit, hosted at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas.
The HBCU Business Deans Roundtable serves as a forum for deans of business schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs) to address opportunities and challenges associated with enhancing business programs and initiatives. As the new President, Dean Rolle said her goal is to engage, empower, and encourage member institutions to shift the paradigm of poverty to prosperity for students, their families, and their communities.
“Business as usual is not sustainable in the future of work and entrepreneurship for those in the most vulnerable communities we serve,” said Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle. “There is empowerment in the unity of our voices. As we co-create a new normal with our community, industry, and other global partners, we must combine forces in delivering a better legacy of hope and prosperity for all.”
Four students from Medgar Evers College were present at the Student Summit in association with the Roundtable Summit. They joined the more than 60 students who attended professional development workshops at Deloitte University.
About Medgar Evers College
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College offers both associate and baccalaureate degrees. A four-year college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. In its commitment to providing students with a sound academic foundation and an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College offers high-quality, professional, career-oriented degree programs within the context of a liberal arts education. Medgar Evers College is part of NASA’s Space Grant Project and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund as a predominantly black institution. For more information, visit mec.cuny.edu.
About the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable
The purpose of the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable is to provide a forum for deans of HBCU business schools to address opportunities and challenges associated with enhancing business programs and initiatives. The organization also seeks to strengthen and develop strategic partnerships and alliances with corporations, government, and national organizations to provide the essential tools and resources for student success. Their vision is to become the premier forum for exchanging information and ideas related to maximizing the value of management education at HBCUs. For more information visit: https://www.hbcubusinessdeans.org/.