Meet Lakeesha Ransom and some of her philosophy? “One of the things I appreciate most about my time at UT was the opportunity to work with faculty and staff across the University to create momentum within the Jesup Scott Honors College,” Ransom said. “It is an exciting time at UT. Even though I won’t be here to participate, I am excited to see what the next level will be for the Jesup Scott Honors College and the University.”
Lakeesha Ransom quotes: Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the Williams Honors College – who spearheaded the process to make UA a Hult-affiliated institution – accompanied the group on the trip. In order to be selected for the Hult Competition team, UA students competed in a contest hosted by the Williams Honors College. A panel of judges made up by local business people and UA faculty selected 16 students out of 50 competitors to form teams of four that would develop business proposals. Then, after a presentation of its solution and an interview with Ransom, a team was chosen to represent UA in Dubai.
Lakeesha Ransom publications : Maruyama, G. & Ransom, L. (2004). Impacts of the President’s Multicultural Faculty Research Award on faculty attitudes and productivity. Paper presented at the Keeping our Faculties III National Symposium: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Since assuming the role of Secretary on the Executive Committee of the Williams Honors College Alumni Board (WHCAB) in 2016, I have participated in many wonderful opportunities to meet emerging leaders and successful alumni dedicated to building the Akron community. However, reviewing the scholarship applications provided a renewed sense of pride in my alma mater and the place where I grew up; each student was incredibly accomplished, and determined to meaningfully contribute to their campus and community.
Degrees : PhD in Human Resource Development & Strategic Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2007); MA in Comparative & International Development Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA; BA in International Business, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, USA French minor, L’Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France. See additional info at Lakeesha Ransom.