Udeh Leads HBCU Business Deans Roundtable
NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 22, 2013 – Dr. Igwe E. Udeh, dean of the College of Business & Public Administration at Southern University at New Orleans, is the new president of the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Business Deans Roundtable for 2013-2014.
The HBCU Business Deans Roundtable provides a forum for deans of HBCU business schools to address opportunities and challenges associated with enhancing business programs and initiatives. The non-profit organization also seeks to strengthen and develop strategic partnerships and alliances with corporations, government and other national groups to provide the essential tools and resources for student success.
Organized 10 years ago, the Roundtable is the only organization that focuses on the needs of and opportunities for business schools at HBCUs.
Udeh, who also served as secretary (2011-2012) and president-elect (2012-2013) of the Roundtable, has been a member since 2004. During his term as president, he hopes to accomplish the following:
- Enlarge membership and increase attendance to summit events, especially by deans from less-resourced colleges.
- Enhance corporate and public agencies support for organization events.
- Strengthen the balance sheet of the organization.
- Improve efficiency in organizational back office.
- Shepherd the succession planning process.
- Maintain transparency and accountability for all organization transactions.
At SUNO, Udeh has served as dean of the College of Business & Public Administration since August 2005. He previously served as professor and department chair of management and marketing at Grambling State University from 1989 to 2005. Prior to his position at Grambling, Udeh was an assistant professor of business at Tuskegee University.
“The HBCU Business Deans Roundtable serves as a bridge connecting various intersecting links within the HBCU business education landscape,” Udeh said. “It provides a forum where leaders of business education programs of varying caliber assemble as equals to share best practices and collaborate to acquire resources that enhance educational access and success for students, especially minority and disadvantaged students.”