Jo-Ann Rolle

Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle an internationally famous scholar holds a PhD. in Economics from Howard University. Dr. Rolle has served as the Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) for the past eight years. Dean Rolle is an accomplished leader with a consistent history of success who served in the U.S. Government and I.B.M. before her academic career. She served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a university; seven years as Chief Academic Officer (CAO); and eleven years as a Business School Dean at two universities. During her career, she launched two entrepreneurial Centers and many entrepreneurship programs. She has taught entrepreneurship and economic courses. She is a business consultant with board experience. Dr. Rolle awards include two Citations from Brooklyn, NY Borough President Eric Adams for Leadership & Community Service. She has been recognized as a Top 25 Influential African American Women in Business. She has delivered Keynote speeches and workshops to include the U.N. in N.Y.C. She is a Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators fellow, Administrative Fellow, Harvard University, Member of the Economic Club of New York, and Fellow of Centre for Business & Economic Research .Dr. Rolle is also a board member of Glasgow Caledonian New York College and is the President-Elect of the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable board.

Dr.Jo-Ann believes Listening is like the breath- invisible yet powerful. She once listened for a year before acting because Dr Jo-Ann needed a better understanding of the culture…everything is within context of culture

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Empowering Communities

Video | Feb 14, 2024

Jo-Anne Rolle emphasizes the critical role of entrepreneurship and technology in revitalizing local economies and addressing societal issues.