Venus Williams Earns B.S. Degree - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Venus Williams Earns B.S. Degree

by Diverse Staff

Tennis superstar Venus Williams, currently focusing on her game this week at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, recently added another achievement to her resume: a Bachelor of Science degree.

Williams, 35, received a B.S. in business administration last month from Indiana University East. The university has teamed with the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Tennis Benefits Association to provide online degree completion programs to athletes on the WTA and the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals circuits.

“It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on,” Williams said in a press release.

Williams earned an associate degree in 2007 from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She also manages a clothing line, EleVen; serves as the chief executive officer of an interior design firm, V Starr; and is a Miami Dolphins investor.

The owner of 22 overall Grand Slam titles, including seven in singles, Williams began the online program at IU East in 2011.

“It was just a wonderful experience,” Williams said. “I love being a Red Wolf. I love this school, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”

RELATED ARTICLES >>
How to Make Our Institutions More Accessible In his book The Uses of the University, Clark Kerr, former president of the University of California, reminds us that “as society goes, so goes the university.” It is true that as the nation changes, so must higher education, and America is undergoin...
Rutgers Chancellor Abruptly Steps Down, Interim Steps In Telling sources that his vision didn’t fit with the way others see the role, Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor Dr. Debasish "Deba" Dutta suddenly stepped down Tuesday after one year in the position. Dr. Debasish Dutta The problem see...
DACA Student Gets MBA, Eyes Entrepreneurship Despite the obstacles Jorge Mendez Barcelo faced as an immigrant from Mexico, who arrived in the United States in 2007 at the age of 15, he was able to earn his master’s degree in business administration and establish his own business. Woodbury U...
Sisters, Other-Mothers and Aunties: The Importance of Informal Mentors for Black Women Graduate Stud... Mentoring is paramount to the success of Black women pursuing graduate degrees. Unfortunately, mentors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) who provide formal mentoring for Black women graduate students are few and far between.  Consequently, w...
Semantic Tags: