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School of Business Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Sept. 30 symposium to address trends, dynamics and nuances of diversity today

Purchase, NY (Sept. 15, 2014) – Manhattanville College School of Business will observe the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a special colloquium Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the campus’ historic Reid Castle. This insightful panel will explore the direct and residual impacts of the act on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.

Esteemed panelists will engage in conversation about the history of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, emerging trends, and best practices in the arena of diversity and inclusion. The objective of this symposium is to encourage and empower attendees to become agents of change. Panelists include:

  • Rachel Cheeks-Givan, director of global diversity and inclusion, PepsiCo
  • Valerie Greenly, director of global client services, RW³ CultureWizard
  • Evelyne R. Matthews, CEO, Matthews and Matthews Consulting (
  • Dr. Mona Siu-Kan Lau, adjunct faculty member, Manhattanville College; co-founder of Women on Wall Street and European Women in Business

Each panelist will provide a unique lens on issues – such as disabilities, race, sexual orientation, culture, nationality, and values – based on their field of work.

“Manhattanville College School of Business embraces diversity as exemplified by our student body and faculty,” said Dr. Anthony Davidson, dean of Manhattanville School of Business. “This event, honoring an important milestone in American history, is another example of Manhattanville’s commitment to its culture of inclusion and equality.”

The panel will be moderated by Arthur T. Matthews, adjunct professor, Manhattanville College. The event, which is free and open to the community, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, or for corporate diversity officers who would like to be further involved, please call 914-323-5150. 

Manhattanville School of Business MS Degrees Featured in Westchester Magazine

When considering graduate school there is one question that all prospective students are faced with: "MBA or MS?" The importance of a master of science degree should not be overlooked. At the Manhattanville School of Business, Dean Davidson firmly believes "the MBA helps you get the job, but the MS helps you do the job." Westchester Magazine recently featured the importance of an MS degree and the different degree options at the Manhattanville School of Business. 

Read the article here.

Dr. Davidson Interviewed on WVOX

On August 25th Dr. Anthony Davidson, dean of Manhattanville School of Business, was interviewed by President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, Dr. Marsha Gordon on her WVOX radio show, “Westchester Means Business.” Dean Davidson spoke about Manhattanville College, his extensive background in business and education, as well as the Manhattanville School of Business’s programs and new developments. Check out his interview here!

Times columnist talks leadership at Manhattanville

November 27, 2013   Kicking-off the first of many business-related speakers to celebrate Manhattanville’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Adam Bryant of the New York Times spoke to a varied audience on Nov. 18 at the college’s historic Reid Castle.

The columnist gave a leadership-centered speech to the mixed crowd of students, faculty and alumni as well as business leaders in the surrounding areas...
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