John Hope Bryant Named First Fellow Entrepreneur in Residence at Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business
“John hope bryant is a global leader in financial literacy, financial inclusion and a champion in providing economic empowerment tools and services for youth and adults, ”said President French. “He has been a constant partner of the University, most recently through HOPE’s Operation One Million Black Business (1MBB) Entrepreneur Initiative, where our students are provided with tools to support their aspirations to build business. successful careers and businesses. “
“Mr. Bryant brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a founder and serial entrepreneur who will bridge innovation and entrepreneurship within our university,” said Dr. Silvanus Udoka, Dean of the School of Business Administration. “I believe his presence on our campus will help amplify the ability of our academics to present their work, their disruptive ideas and their creativity to a wider audience.”
CAU’s Entrepreneur Scholar-in-Residence program brings experienced leaders from the private sector to the School of Business Administration to advise and help students and faculty launch startups or explore the commercialization of research. During his tenure, Bryant will provide mentorship and advice to the CAU community on business strategy and design, and social impact. In addition, Bryant will help connect investors with inventors, developers and researchers, with help from staff at Clark’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED), to help students accelerate their ideas.
“Entrepreneurship has been the foundation of American culture and its economic success for generations,” said Bryant. “It is an honor to join Clark University of Atlanta School of Business to improve opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow in order to have a positive impact on economic equality. And, I consider my mission to be to help educate and inspire this generation of future leaders – in the spirit of the WEB Wood, to preserve the legacy of HBCU as an incubator of innovative ideas that will ultimately change the world. “
Celebrate its 75e Anniversary this year, the CAU School of Business Administration has produced and continues to deliver a large number of African American MBAs. Its undergraduate program is one of the top ten African American professional producers in the country. CAUSBA graduates benefit from leadership and management careers in public and private sector organizations around the world. The School of Business has produced a substantial class of entrepreneurs who provide jobs and services for the nation. The CAU was the first accredited HBCU to provide graduate degrees to African Americans after the Civil War and was the first institution for blacks in the south. It was also the first instruction to accept black women for degrees.
About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has shifted America from civil rights to “money rights” with the mission of ensuring that free enterprise and capitalism benefit the underserved, thereby disrupting the poverty of millions of people. low and moderate income youth and adults across the country. Through its community improvement model and HOPE Inside, a groundbreaking program that received the 2016 Innovator of the Year award from American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served over 4 million people and led more $ 3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities – turning check-cashing customers into bank customers, tenants into landlords, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers and victims of uncertain disasters into financially self-sufficient disaster survivors. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Follow the HOPE conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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