Goizueta Business School Dean Erika James has been selected to join the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2016. James, who was named the school’s first female dean nearly one year ago, joins more than 80 local leaders on the list.
According to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Dean James and other participants will “learn more about metro Atlanta by participating in retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, and other impactful experiential activities.
“They also will critically examine themselves as leaders, challenge themselves to find ways to be more effective in their leadership roles and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding with each other.”
According to its website, Leadership Atlanta is entering it’s 44th year. It is “the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation” that focuses on “connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta’s communities.”
Goizueta Business School Dean Erika James was named one of 10 women “of power” by Black Enterprise in 2014.. James appeared on the top list of women making an impact in education.
James was named dean of the school in May, becoming the first African-American woman to head a top-25 U.S. business school.
Black Enterprise published the list “in honor of education leader Dr. Beverly Tatum being the recipient of the Barbara Graves Award at Black Enterprise’s … Women of Power Summit.” Tatum is retiring this year as president of Spelman College in Atlanta.
Others on the list include:
- Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice (first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine)
- Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D. (president of Spelman College from 1987 to 1997)
- Nikki Giovanni (faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987 as a University Distinguished Professor)
- Toni Morrison (Award-winning author, professor)
- Ruth Simmons (former president at Brown University, first black president of an Ivy League institution)
- Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D. (professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest, TV host)
- Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D. (first black woman with Ph.D. from MIT, president at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
- Evelyn Hammonds (first woman and African American to become dean of Harvard College)
- Leslie Fenwick (dean of Howard University’s School of Education)
ATLANTA — The Full-Time MBA Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School placed No. 18 in program rankings released today by Bloomberg Businessweek. The publication ranked Goizueta 22nd in its last survey (2012).
“At Goizueta, we are committed to excellence,” Dean Erika James said. “We are pleased with the Businessweek ranking because it shows our community’s continued effort to support student success in the classroom and in their chosen careers.”
Erika James, Dean of Goizueta Business School, was recently named to Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list. James, the first African-American female dean of a Top-25 business school, said she is humbled and honored by the recognition.
“EBONY magazine has honored the heroes of the Black community for over 70 years. Today, the EBONY POWER 100 celebrates the world’s most inspiring African Americans,” says organizers via the award website. “EBONY recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America.
Credit: Special to The Daily Progress. University of Virginia professor Erika Hayes James has advice for companies in crisis.
With the release of her new book on crisis leadership Erika James was featured on the cover of Charlottesville’s Daily Progress on Saturday, August 14, 2010. The interview reflects her thoughts on crisis leadership.