The University of Tampa named Dr. Rebecca J. White as a new Distinguished Walter Chair in Entrepreneurship at the John H. Sykes College of Business last week.
As Chair, White will lead the Florida Entrepreneur and Family Business Program at the Sykes College of Business.
‘This is a very high profile position given that entrepreneurship majors are the fastest growing majors in the country,’ said Dr. Frank Ghannadian, Dean of the Sykes College of Business.
White, who received an MBA and a doctorate in strategic management, marketing and entrepreneurship from Virginia Tech University, has a long list of credentials boasting her experience in entrepreneurship.
White is a professor of management and is the director of the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute at Northern Kentucky University.
Under her leadership there, the entrepreneurship programs were ranked among the top 25 in the nation by the Princeton Review.
The program also received many national awards.
Also at Northern Kentucky University, she created the Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute, a web-based educational program for female entrepreneurs.
White is also the co-founder of the companies RiskAware and adEsse LLC.
She is also a member on the national board for the United States Association for Entrepreneurship and Small Business and on the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
White will start at UT on Aug. 15.