H er amazing intelligence, prescience,
ability to visualize and explain the big
picture a nd its individual significance,
and her b lunt, forthright style make Dr.
Julianne Malveaux one of this nation’s true assets. of this nation’s true assets.
A passionate, outspok en activist and a deeply
motivated educator wh o inspires others to share
her love of learning, M alveaux is moving Bennett
College for Women—a nd the nation—to progress
Iintended to go to law school, not get a Ph.D. in econom-
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ics, but when you start looking at the American people,
you see the racialeconomic gap, and many of the econo-
mists were starting to focus on that. I was interested in
the workplaceandin why African-Americanpeopledid
not tend to be wealthy, why their earnings were so much
lower and their unemployment rates so much higher.
I would describe myself as a child as raucous but
bookish. I was the oldest of five and grew up in
San Francisco, where my people were readers. I
remember doing things like lining up the ency-
President of Be n nett College for
Women since 2 007
Ph.D. in econom ics from M.I.T.
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