Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), along with Southern University Baton Rouge and Xavier University of New Orleans, is hosting the 13th Annual Summit of the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. With the theme, “The Role of Energy and Human Capital in Economic Development from a Global Perspective,” the Summit will conclude Saturday, June 6.
The HBCU Business Deans Roundtable provides a forum for deans of Historically Black College and University business schools to address opportunities and challenges associated with enhancing business programs and initiatives.
Retired Gen. Russel Honoré will be the guest speaker at “Leadership in the New Normal” awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. today. At 9 a.m. Saturday, SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo and Dillard University’s Vice President of Master Facilities Planning Edgar L. Chase III will serve on a panel entitled, “Leadership Under Fire – New Orleans 10 years After Katrina.”
SUNO kicked off the Summit Wednesday with a reception in the atrium of the College of Business & Public Administration on the University’s Lake Campus. During the two-day Summit, the 65 deans will discuss the following topics: “The Role of State Government in Business, Education and Energy Development in Louisiana,” “Human Capital Development for the Corporate and Public Sectors,” “Human Capital Development for Graduate Education,” “Global Commerce and the Role of Ports in Economic Development,” and “Human Capital Development Opportunities for Building Business and STEM Relations.”