The place where immense history took place for African Americans in the nation following the Civil War, is Clark Atlanta University (CAU).

The place that stood up the first Black business school in the American South following the American Civil War.

The place that made way for the first female dormitory in the late 1800s.

The place that recently appointed me as their first Entrepreneurship Scholar in Residence in their School of Business Administration.

As announced by Clark Atlanta University on March 9th, 2022, I am honored to now serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for Clark Atlanta University, working closely with its immensely gifted President George T. French, Business School Dean Udoka, the other distinguished members of the Board of Trustees, and in collaboration with the other HBCUs in the Atlanta University Center — Spellman College and Morehouse College — to fulfill the untapped potential of both the university, and our people and communities.

This is the work. This is the reason I founded Operation HOPE. Maximizing the untapped potential of underserved people, everywhere.

And this is also why I am proud to now lean in to actively support Dr. French, and the leadership team at Clark Atlanta University, as they also work to change the world. This is our work. It is up to us, to do it.

John Hope Bryant

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