February 8, 2007 — Randal D. Pinkett, Rhodes Scholar, high-tech entrepreneur and Donald Trump’s current “Apprentice” will deliver the keynote address for the University of Virginia's Black History Month observance on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall.
Pinkett, 34, a Philadelphia native, grew up in New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, and was the first African-American from his alma mater to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.
He holds five degrees – a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rutgers, an M.S. in computer science from Oxford University, an S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science from M.I.T., an M.B.A. from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from M.I.T.
He has started five companies, including BCT Partners, a New Jersey-based management, technology and policy consulting firm, which he leads as president and CEO.
The event is sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, Black Student Alliance