National Black MBA Association and Xavier MBA Programs Join to Present Leadership Series

Carver Johnson of Kroger Co. to discuss workplace diversity | September 19, 2008


The NBMBAA-Cincinnati Chapter presents Carver Johnson, Group Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for The Kroger Co. He will discuss diversity in the workplace and how to advance or improve your career. The Leadership Series event will be held on Thursday, October 16 from
6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Executive MBA Room of Xavier University’s Williams College of Business. The presentation is free to NBMBAA members and Xavier students with ID. All others are $10.00. To register, please e-mail by October 14.
Carver Johnson was elected Chief Diversity Officer of the Kroger Co. June 22, 2006. Prior to his election, he served as Group Vice President of Management Information Systems. Prior to joining Kroger in December 1999, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Gymboree. From 1993 to 1998, he was Senior Systems Director of Corporate Services for Sears, Roebuck & Co. Johnson previously held management positions with Jamesway Corp., Linens ‘n’ Things, and Pay ‘n’ Save Stores, Inc.
The purpose of the quarterly Leadership Series is to provide leadership and professional development opportunities for NBMBAA members and the surrounding community. 
The Master of Business Administration degree programs at Xavier University develop advanced business and personal skills accommodating the demanding schedules and needs of today’s working professionals. The Xavier MBA is delivered in four formats: evenings, weekends, executive and off-site. Most students in the evening program attend part time and complete their degree in two to three years; weekend MBA students finish in two years. The Executive MBA is for upper-level management professionals only and requires 19 months. Off-site students follow a two-year accelerated, cohort structure. Xavier’s part-time MBA program is ranked 16th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2009. And The Princeton Review includes the Williams College of Business among “The Best 290 Business Schools” for 2008. The Xavier MBA program is accredited by AACSB—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.