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Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle

Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College

Dr. Rolle is a recognized international thought leader, University Dean, Diversity and Entrepreneurship Consultant and Board Director with over three decades of experience delivering new programs, increasing funding resources and improving brand recognition for academic institutions. Adept at writing and securing grant funding, identifying opportunities for improvement in existing operations and building clear, comprehensive solutions to deliver significant bottom-line contribution. Broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, board governance, public speaking, budgets, organizational development, recruiting, succession planning, data analysis, econometric modeling, partnerships and accreditation. Dedicated to building effective relationships and providing support to the global community.

Dr. Rolle’s research focuses on the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship for Underserved communities; she is engaged in projects in community development, economic development, entrepreneurial support and advancing technology-based ventures. She is also experienced in leading projects on entrepreneurship, business culture assessment, international business, small business development, and economic development. As a consultant, she provides a broad array of diversity training, economic analyses, and small business development services. Dr. Rolle serves as an international keynote speaker on The Future of Work and Entrepreneurship for the Underserved. .