University Economic Development Association

Working with Underserved Communities to Build Resilience

Speakers: Dr. Ontario Wooden (Moderator) – Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alcorn State University (invited)
Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston – President, Norfolk State University
David Brock – Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Manager and Small Business Specialist (SBS), NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (via video)
Dr. Teresa Merriweather Orok – Professor and Executive Director. Alabama A&M University – Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development
Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President, Stillman College


The first panel for ARENI Economic Accelerator Day, entitled Working with Underserved Communities to Build Resilience, will feature leaders from several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) discussing different approaches to building economic resilience within their communities.

October 11 @ 10:30
10:30 — 13:45 (3h 15′)

Navarro Ballroom