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Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle

Dean, School of Business, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, USA

DR. JO-ANN ROLLE holds a PhD. in Economics from Howard University. Dr. Rolle has served as the Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) for the past eight years. Dean Rolle is an accomplished leader with a consistent history of success who served in the U.S. Government and I.B.M. before her academic career. She served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a university; seven years as Chief Academic Officer (CAO); and eleven years as a Business School Dean at two universities. During her career, she launched two entrepreneurial Centers and many entrepreneurship programs. She has taught entrepreneurship and economic courses. She is a business consultant with board experience. Dr. Rolle awards include two Citations from Brooklyn, NY Borough President Eric Adams for Leadership & Community Service. She has been recognized as a Top 25 Influential African American Women in Business. She has delivered keynote speeches and workshops including the U.N. in N.Y.C. She is a Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators fellow, Administrative Fellow, Harvard University, Member of the Economic Club of New York, and Fellow of the Centre for Business & Economic Research.  She has several articles and publications on the topic of entrepreneurship and the future of work. Her forthcoming book publication includes diverse global scholars' research on, “Sustaining the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship for the Underserved."

Dr. Rolle is also a board member of Glasgow Caledonian New York College; Vice-Chair of the Global Listening Board and is the President of the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable.