Professor Ella Dashanaba King

Professor, United States University (USIU)

When perusing the dictionary, the word “entrepreneur” just may be accompanied by a photo of the vivacious Dr. Dashanaba King who has combined her strong level of confidence and a fiery spirit as a means to realize her goal of building global business alliances and partnerships. She has spearheaded several companies in the U. S. and abroad ranging from distribution and sales, marketing, management consulting to founding the Academy of Continuing Education in Namibia.

Through her diligent efforts as business advisor, life coach, entrepreneur and youth mentor, Dr. King has received numerous awards and honors including the highly acclaimed “U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency Award” – parallel to the Academy Awards for Business. She has lectured at DeVry University, Clark Atlanta University, Bauder College and University of Ghana. One who champions many humanitarian efforts, Dr. King was enstooled as Queen Mother during Ghana’s 50th Independence Celebration. A much sought after international business advisor, she was posted to the Ministry of Higher Education, Kenya through the IFESH/Teachers for Africa Program.

Dr. King joins United States International University-Africa as lecturer in Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership where she was appointed Executive Director of the Centre for Executive and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED), through the Chandaria School of Business, Kenya. Additionally, she is the Academic Advisor/Director for the world renowned Goldman Sachs 10000 Women Program.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama USA, Dr. King is a Women in Africa Board Member (WIA), Heritage Crest Awards and National Association of 100 Black Women. Locally, she is a KCCL supporter, PaaYaPaa Friends Circle, Deaf Haven Board Member, Vital Voices supporter and spearheads Black History Month Celebrations in Kenya. She holds BA, MA from Wayne State University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Honorary PhD degree from Blessed Hope College, respectively.