- Erika James, an amazing black woman has been appointed the first female dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business
- The brilliant lady becomes the first woman to occupy the position since its establishment 139 years ago
- James replaces former dean, Geoffrey Garret, who is moving over to the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business
An amazing black woman by name Erika James has received a massive appointment at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business as the first woman to become a dean in the school’s 139-year history.
According to Becauseofthemwecan.com, the brilliant lady formerly headed Emory’s Goizueta School of Business where her performance was simply mind-blowing.
She has been applauded for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship lab, growing the school’s staff by 25%, and championing workshops between students and staff to address unconscious bias and building trust.
Speaking about Erika's selection as the dean, Wendell Pritchett, who is a Provost at the University of Pennsylvania, issued a statement saying:
“[James is] a passionate and visible champion of the power of business and business education to positively transform communities locally, nationally, and globally. She is exceptionally well-prepared to lead Wharton into the next exciting chapter of its storied history.”
It is indicated that James replaces former dean, Geoffrey Garret, who is moving over to the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
According to the newly-appointed dean, the job will not be easy but she would do all she can to deliver on the duty that is expected of her. In her own words:
“It’s had incredible leadership over the years, so that will be a tall task. As the environment changes, there will be new opportunities to experiment in business education, and I look forward to being able to work with the faculty, staff, and students there on what that might look like".
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