HBCUsOnline Names Dallas Native George Willis Controller

Veteran business executive to serve as controller to Tom Joyner's HBCUsOnline, an education services company that promotes enrollment in online courses and degrees at black colleges.
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- George Willis, a veteran business executive, has been named controller of HBCUsOnline, the national initiative to enroll students in undergraduate and graduate online degree programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Willis has an extensive background in accounting with corporations and nonprofits.  He will be responsible for the daily financial management of the company, reporting to Thomas Joyner Jr., HBCUsOnline’s president and CEO.  

“I’m very excited to have George join our team,” Joyner said. “He has the kind of experience that will help our company grow.”

Willis has an impressive career that includes work in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand (now “PricewaterhouseCoopers”) and KPMG. At the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, he managed all aspects of financial, governmental and operational reporting.  At the St. Philip’s School and Community Center in Dallas, he served as Controller/CFO, responsible for finance, human resources and administration for the school and its foundation. As Finance Manager at the Baylor Foundation, he managed financial reporting, budgeting and analysis.  

The Dallas native graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.  He’s a married father of three kids.

Currently, HBCUsOnline (http://hbcusonline.com), founded by nationally syndicated media personality and philanthropist Tom Joyner, has three major HBCU partners – Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University and Texas Southern University – who are part of this education services company that has been well-received by tens of thousands of potential students since it launched 11 months ago.  In addition to offering new degree choices, HBCUsOnline is offering a wide range of professional certificates, from basic business skills to advanced certifications for information technology (IT) professionals.

HBCUsOnline is a marketing, enrollment services and online student support vehicle to help students apply to black colleges and achieve career success after graduation. Joyner is creating the most comprehensive educational services company for black colleges in the world.

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