News Release

Diversity Creates Business Value Panel Discussion

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration Alumni Board is sponsoring a panel discussion titled “Diversity Creates Business Value” on Tuesday, March 19 from 1-2 p.m. in UDM’s Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus.

Moderating the event is distinguished alumnus and president and chief executive officer of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Change Agents, Marilyn French Hubbard, Ph.D. (’75). Hubbard was formerly vice president and chief university officer for Henry Ford Health Systems and founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs.

She has spent the last 20 years serving in leadership positions in health care, entrepreneurial and higher education environments.

The panel is also comprised of alumni Ina Fernandez (’74), managing partner of Liberty Capital Management; Feras Shammami, (’97, ’00, ’01), vice president of JP Morgan Chase Bank; and Jean-Paul Meutcheho, (’98), director of corporate sustainability at Global Advanced Metals.

Chrysler Corporation is sponsoring the College of Business Administration event.

The “Diversity” panel discussion is the keynote event for the College of Business’ Alumni Week on March 18-22, which will include several corporate executives who will serve as guest lecturers throughout the week.

Release date: March 11, 2013

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."