Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle

Dean, School of Business, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York

Throughout the last decade, Dr. Rolle has been a results-oriented, collaborative, and accomplished executive in C level positions in both private and public institutions. She has developed teams that deliver new programs, increase funding sources and improve brand recognition. In 2015 she was awarded recognition by the Network Journal as one of the 25 influential African American women in Business.

Dr. Rolle has extensive executive leadership experience in higher education, corporate and federal government operations. Her background includes working in multiple Federal agencies, academic institutions, IBM, and consulting. In academic institutions she has been responsible for academic leadership, academic programs, and student affairs. She has launched multiple undergraduate and graduate degree programs. She has taught courses in economics and entrepreneurship. Her skill set includes higher education administration; developing and leveraging strategic partnerships; big data analyses; innovation creation; small business development; disadvantaged business development; fiscal management; new program development; partnerships with Community colleges; and staff development.

Dr. Rolle has a proven track record as a leader who has the ability to engage diverse stakeholders to meet and exceed mission objectives. During her career, Dr. Rolle has demonstrated visionary collaborative leadership by engaging and empowering diverse stakeholders in designing and developing programs that meet the needs of a changing and dynamic global market place.