PhD Project initiates intentional mentoring young minority professionals



To increase workplace diversity by increasing the diversity of business school faculty who encourage, mentor, support and enhance the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders.


A significantly larger talent pipeline of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans for business leadership positions.


  • To inform and educate minorities about all aspects of a business doctoral program, and encourage them to follow their dream of becoming a professor;
  • To provide a nurturing support network for minorities as they navigate their doctoral program;
  • To increase the number of minority business professors who can function as role models and mentors;
  • To influence more minorities to pursue business degrees/careers;
  • To increase the number of qualified minority applicants to fill critical positions in the business disciplines;
  • To improve the preparation of all students by allowing them to experience the richness of learning from a faculty with diverse backgrounds; and
  • To reach the goal of a better prepared and more diversified workforce to service a diversified customer base.

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