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Howard School of Business Dean to Serve as Member of Department of Commerce’s
Newly Created Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council
WASHINGTON (July 1, 2010) - In an effort to support President Barack Obama’s Innovation Strategy, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Gary Locke, named Dr. Barron Harvey, dean of the Howard University School of Business, as an inaugural member to the newly created National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The president along with other key members in his administration believe innovation will be the key to competitiveness in the 21st Century economy by creating new jobs and broadly shared economic growth. The Council will advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Obama Administration on key issues relating to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will consist of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and nonprofit and university leaders, who will identify and recommend solutions for ensuring a supportive environment for innovation and improving the commercialization of ideas in the federal labs and universities to generate new businesses and jobs.
Harvey has been the dean of the School of Business since 1994 and under his leadership the undergraduate program was ranked among the top 75 US programs in Business Week’s “Best Undergraduate B-Schools.” For the past seven years, the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Survey of corporate recruiters on business schools, ranked the School’s MBA program as one of the top three national institutions for hiring minority graduates. Additionally, the 2009 Princeton Review, for the sixth straight year, ranked the MBA Program among the top business schools in the nation, #1 ranking for the Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students and #9 ranking for Most Competitive Students. This year the School of Business is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Locke Announces National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Members