TSU to Host "Building Opportunities for Business in Africa" Panel Discussions

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Texas Southern University’s Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Office of External Affairs and KTSU 90.9FM, will host “Building Opportunities for Business in Africa,” from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 26. This virtual event is a part of the Conversation Series celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and honoring Black History Month. 

"I am excited to have our office host an event that brings together experts to discuss how we can provide our community and those interested in business advancement with the knowledge to do so," said TSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Dr. Kendall Harris. "This conversation is a part of our series that honors Black History Month and monumental figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who made an international impact through representation, identity and diversity."    

The following individuals will participate in the panel discussions:  

Panel 1 Discussion – 10: 15 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. CST 

Moderator: Gregory Maddox, dean of the Graduate School, Texas Southern University 


Lennard Tenende, formerly of KBR 
Edward Wycliff, founder, Bow Shoeshoe, Mountain Kingdom Clothing 
Shannette Prince, founder, Africa on my Back  
Emeka Duruigbo, professor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law 
Panel 2 Discussion – Noon – 1:30 p.m. CST 

Moderator: George Kieh, dean of the Barbara Jordan Mickey-Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University 


Dr. Denise Adjei, president of Protocol International  
Bill C. Littlejohn, retired judge, founder of Sustainable Agricultural Innovation for Liberia (SAIL) 
Val Thompson, chief executive officer of the Houston International Trade Development Council  
Ronald Kirk, former U.S. Trade Ambassador senior counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 
Click here to register for the event. For more information about the Division of Academic Affairs and Research, visit  


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Last updated: 01/26/2021