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President Felecia M. Nave selected by CIO Views magazine as one of its 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch

Alcorn State University President Felecia M. Nave has been recognized as one of the top businesswomen to watch in 2022.

The June special edition of CIO Views magazine features “The 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch, 2022.” The publication provides interesting insights on business, technology, and innovation along with informative reads of inspiring personages that focuses on their success stories. CIO Views highlights the journeys of successful C-level leaders through first-hand interviews.

The cover story explores Nave’s personal and professional journey including her career-defining transformation into higher education. Although from humble roots, she sees herself as someone determined to succeed against all odds, often in roles with low ethnic or gender representation. As a result, she has spent the last two decades as an innovative educator and leader in complex collegiate environments and now serves as the institutional executive officer of Alcorn State University, the nation’s oldest public land-grant HBCU.

“I am excited and humbled to be at Alcorn at this important time in its storied history,” said Nave. “Alcorn has been a special place for generations of students and my vision for its future is big and bold. We’re looking forward to continuing to elevate the university, to broaden being that institution of choice for students who can benefit from the life-changing educational experience that defines Alcorn.”

Over the next five years, Alcorn is looking to continue to grow its footprint, be a leader, deepen its impact in areas of specific interest like agriculture, nursing, and STEM, and produce leaders for the future who will go on to change the world.

“We’re an institution to watch because there are great things on the horizon for Alcorn over the next 150 years,” declares Dr. Nave.

The magazine mainly focuses on emerging CIOs, their journey, views on current economic states, and all other relevant subjects. The publication’s goal is to be a leading source of information that provides readers with detailed perspectives and views of executives transforming the corporate outlook and redefining their goals.

Other HBCU presidents featured in previous issues include Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, Virginia Union University; Dr. Latonia Collins Smith, Harris-Stowe State University; Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University; and Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr., Alabama A&M University.

Visit the CIO Views to read Nave’s cover story.