Poets & Quants for Undergrads – While some are talking about diversifying the student and faculty populations at business schools, Cinthia Satornino is doing her part to help drive change. The University of Connecticut marketing professor is the founding co-chair of the Committee for Hispanic Excellence in Business. In 2016 she developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind program that gathered business schools, employers, and policymakers to address ongoing challenges that are faced by Hispanic college students. Satornino and the initiatives she’s driving are products of The PhD Project, a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American business school professors. Satornino is also a well-known academic in the field of marketing. Her expertise in firms leveraging their social structures to increase productivity has resulted in an Emerging Scholar status from given to her by Diverse Magazine.
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