March 08, 2011

Power of Diversity Lecture Series Spotlights Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux is an author, labor economist, commentator and president of Bennett College for Women in North Carolina. On March 23 at 4:30 p.m., she will be the featured speaker for Case Western Reserve University’s Power of Diversity Lecture Series. Her free, public talk is “The Economic Case for Diversity.” The lecture is co-sponsored by KeyBank, Cleveland Airport System and the university’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. It will be held at the Iris and Bert S. Wolstein Research Building.

Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History is Malveaux’s latest book. For nearly a decade, Malveaux regularly informed the public of current issues in her weekly newspaper column, which appeared in such venues as the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer, Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Examiner and many others. She also has commented as a host or guest on programs at CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN.

Currently Malveaux, the 15th president of Bennett College for Women, has focused on changes for one of the oldest historic black colleges for women. Her leadership has ignited a 10-year accreditation affirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a $21-million capital improvements campaign, the first in 25 years for the college, to advance women’s education to meet the challenges as 21st century leaders and global thinkers.
While the event is free and open to the public, reservations are recommended. Email For information, contact Liz Roccoforte at 216.368.3206.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, March 8, 2011 09:22 AM | News Topics:

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.