Kwanza Jones takes over as board chair at the North Carolina HBCU as it tries to move forward from financial and accreditation struggles.
Giggles and the joyful noise of happy children are filling the air at historic Bennett College, where Guilford Child Development recently opened its new early childhood education center at the Martin Dixon House.
Bennett College, US News & World Report’s #1 ranked national liberal arts college for boosting social mobility for its students, announces the election of artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and multimillion-dollar impact investor Kwanza Jones as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Jones succeeds North Carolina State Senator Gladys A. Robinson in this role. “Kwanza Jones brings catalytic leadership and a sense of urgency that is already propelling us into an exciting period of growth and expansion of opportunities for women at Bennett and beyond,” said Suzanne E. Walsh, President of Bennett College. “She is leading our very engaged Board of Trustees who are fully committed to Bennett being open to and for the future.” …
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Young children will soon return to Bennett College’s campus through a new partnership between the historically black school and the nonprofit Guilford Child Development.