Alumni attend Professionals of Color Reception in New York
Rutgers Business School alumni were among the crowd that gathered for a Professionals of in Color Reception in New York City on April 19.
Hosted by the Rutgers Foundation, the reception featured a talk by Professor Jeffrey Robinson, the provost and executive vice chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. Robinson spoke about his own experiences as a student at Rutgers and later as a Black professional. He also discussed the history of Black leadership in Corporate America, citing information from “Black Faces in High Places,” a book he co-authored with fellow Rutgers University alumnus Randall Pinkett. During his talk, Robinson emphasized the importance of networking.
The event was co-sponsored by Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei and the Office of Alumni and Corporate Engagement.
In his closing remarks, Robinson, who also holds the Prudential Chair in Business, told the audience: “Seek significance. Give back. Be effective.” He also reminded everyone that the Rutgers alumni community can be “a powerful, positive force in the world.”
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