Ndaba Mandela to Visit PVAMU

The PVAMU College of Business is pleased to welcome Ndaba Mandela to the campus Thursday, October 2.  Mr. Mandela will be addressing the student body between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium of the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center.  His visit to the campus is sponsored by the …

Faculty Members Bell and Zhang Promoted

Dr. Reginald L. Bell has been promoted to professor. Dr. Bell earned his Ph.D. in Business Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia and has been a member of the business faculty since 2002. Bell has more than six dozen articles published in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings and has been recognized by his peers …

Business Faculty Join Leadership Team

Dr. Gin Chong is the new executive director of the PVAMU Executive MBA program. Professor Chong assumed the mantle of leadership in June as interim director for the Graduate Programs in Business in summer and is eager to continue to serve the College of Business in this new role. During his tenure at Prairie View …


PVAMU Business Dean Quddus Offers Insight on Bangladesh Economy and Garment Industry in The New York Times and on National Public Radio


Dr. Munir Quddus provided valuable insight into Bangladesh’s economy, focusing on the garment district, on National Public Radio’s Planet Money program.  Quddus’ knowledge of the country’s economy and the impact of the garment district, an area of his research, was sought out immediately following the May 2013 clothing factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers; he was also quoted in an editorial piece in The New York Times.  Dr. Quddus, who has led the PVAMU College of Business for more than a decade, is also a professor of economics as well as co-author of “Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh.”

Bridget Ross to Lead PVAMU Small Business Development Center

Bridget Ross has been named the fourth Director for Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center (PVAMU SBDC).  Ross

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joined the PVAMU SBDC in March where she will help small business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability, all free services provided by the PVAMU SBDC for clients in Waller and Grimes counties.

Mrs. Ross has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry serving as a Regional Vice President for a major financial institution, loan officer for a mortgage banker and as a realtor.  Most recently, she served as the Houston region loan officer for PeopleFund, a non-profit 501(c) (3), Community Development Financial Institution, based in Austin, Texas and brings a wealth of knowledge from her work with ACCION, the nation’s largest micro lender.

awardBusiness Student Organizations Recognized Nationally and Locally.

Congratulations to the PVAMU chapters of the Association of IT Professionals who competed successfully at the national student conference in St. Louis, the National Association of Black Accountants who earned chapter of the year and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society for recognition as an Exemplary Chapter. (More.)

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