Title: Business Educator (Retired)
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Sylvia Black, Retired Business Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Retired after more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Black began her career as an instructor at Fayetteville State University from 1973 to 1974. She served as an operations manager at the Pacific Trade Group in Waipahu, Hawaii, and subsequently became an assistant manager and financial analyst for the West Point Cadet Store, where she remained until 1993. Dr. Black transitioned to the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she shared her expertise as an assistant professor for eight years and accepted a position as an assistant professor at the North Carolina A&T State University College of Business and Economics in 2001. She became the owner of Black Star Strategies, Inc., and retired in 2007. In addition to her primary professional pursuits, Dr. Black has maintained memberships to the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of International Business, the National Black MBA Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta.
Dr. Black began her academic pursuits at Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1968, and continued her education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Master of Science in 1974. She attended the University of Kansas, earning an MBA in 1981, and later concluded her education with a PhD at Columbia University in 1997. Among her myriad career highlights, Dr. Black is most proud of seeing her students go on to become successful. Since her retirement, she has found success through executive coaching, and as a further testament to her achievements, she has been selected for inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.
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