UB/Towson MBA student among nation’s ‘Young Leaders’ in Ebony magazine

Local entrepreneur, training coordinator honored

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 24, 2008)—UB/Towson MBA student Justin P. Jones-Fosu has been named a “Young Leader Under 30 on the Rise” by Ebony Magazine in its February 2008 issue. Ebony’s “Young Leaders Under 30 on the Rise” honors professionals age 30 and under who are making a difference in the corporate world, government or through entrepreneurship, while also helping others in the community.

Jones-Fosu is a training coordinator for T.Rowe Price as well as the founder, president and CEO of JS Training Solutions, a leadership training and professional development firm. The 26-year-old credits his experience in the UB/Towson MBA program as helping him earn the honor.

“I probably would not have been given this award if it had not been for the UB/Towson MBA program,” he says. “Being a part of the MBA is where my passion has been cultivated. Both campuses have also helped me develop my business.”

Shohreh Kaynama, dean of the Towson University College of Business and Economics, regards Jones-Fosu as an inspiration to both university communities. “Justin is an outstanding graduate student, as well as a well-noted entrepreneur and contributing member of the business community, says Kaynama. "He is an example of what all undergraduate business students aspire to become.”

Jones-Fosu was named the 2007 Alumnus of the Year by INROADS Baltimore/Washington, an organization working with Northrop Grumman to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry. He is also a member of the National INROADS Alumni Association Steering Committee, the American Society for Training and Development, the University of Baltimore Leadership Certification Program and the University of Baltimore Entrepreneurship Coaching Program.







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