Author's Talk to Conclude Minority Finance Series

Dec. 12, 2011

Author Dr. Dennis Kimbro will discuss the keys to success for people like Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Jackson and Spike Lee during an appearance at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Kimbro, a college professor with knowledge of business, contemporary affairs and the culture of black America, will discuss the ways high-performing men and women achieve success.

Kimbro received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a doctorate from Northwestern University, where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. Kimbro’s latest book is called Have vs. Have Not: What Black Millionaires Know That Others Do Not. Currently, he teaches at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration.

Kimbro’s talk, “Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement,” is the culminating event of a wealth management workshop series – the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. (Empowering Minorities to Plan and Organize for Wealth and Education within Reach) – which has been held monthly throughout the year at UT Dallas.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jindal School’s Davidson Auditorium.  

“The 2011 wealth management workshop series has been attended by hundreds of members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and we’re excited to be bringing back Dr. Kimbro, who spoke at our inaugural event,” said Irv Ashford, senior vice president of community development and external affairs for Comerica Bank.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management has partnered with Comerica Bank, the Urban Financial Services Coalition and the National Association of Black Accountants to conduct the workshops, which teach participants how to create solid financial foundations. Topics of previous workshops have included:

  • Knowing where your money is going.
  • Developing a spending plan and living within your means.
  • Saving and investing 10-15 percent of your income.
  • Managing credit and taxes.
  • Protecting your wealth through insurance and estate planning
  • Planning for retirement and college education.
  • Preparing for a home purchase.
  • Practicing money management principles for the entire family.

 The financial seminars will continue in 2012 and will be held the third Saturday of each month at the school.


Media Contact: Jill Glass, UT Dallas, (972) 883-5989, jglass@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Dennis Kimbro

Dr. Dennis Kimbro is the author of Have vs. Have Not: What Black Millionaires Know That Others Do Not.  He teaches at Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration.

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