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University of New Orleans College of Business Administration

Pamela Kennett-Hensel, PhD; Christy Corey, PhD; Enjilee M. Bailey

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Since 1961, the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has provided excellence in higher education, research, community leadership, and service. From its renowned business programs to community-involved faculty to acclaimed research centers, students are prepared to succeed in a demanding job market.

“Everyone has something to contribute,” says Dean Pamela Kennett-Hensel, PhD. “Provide them with opportunities, and they may surprise you. I draw motivation from our students—many of whom are first generation college students and many of whom work to put themselves through school.”

Appointed the first female Dean of UNO’s College of Business Administration in January 2022 after a national search, Pamela wears a lot of hats. In addition to serving as leader of the college, she also serves as a Professor of Marketing, the Annette Weinberg Bernstein Chair in University Management, and the Freeport-McMoRan Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility. A Fellow of the Marketing Management Association, Pamela has published extensive research on marketing education, consumer behavior, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Recently appointed Senior Associate Dean, Christy Corey, PhD first joined the UNO team in August of 2005, just days before Hurricane Katrina hit.

“This was the most challenging start to a job I’ve ever faced, but I was determined to contribute to the rebirth of this great city and keep higher education on track at UNO,” says Christy.

With a PhD in Organizational Psychology, Christy utilizes the 3Ts in her role as a leader: Teamwork, Trust, Transparency. She values the diverse leaders across New Orleans who lead with vision and purpose and make a lasting, positive impact on the community.

“In UNO’s College of Business Administration, a big part of our mission is to engage members in the Greater New Orleans business community and create meaningful connections between them and our students, faculty, and staff,” says Christy. “With our industry partners, we develop partnerships, internships, experiential learning opportunities, and job opportunities for students.”

UNO’s College of Business Administration invites industry professionals to campus to share their expertise and wisdom with students. The school’s advisory councils maintain open lines of communication with dedicated local professionals who provide outside opinions and honest feedback on how the school can better serve students and the community.

For Assistant Dean Enjilee Bailey, the motivation to work in higher education stems from her experience as a first-generation and double remedial student. A New Orleans native, Enjilee is a graduate of Warren Easton Fundamental High School, UNO, and Liberty University. She credits her college success to the support she received from UNO faculty, staff, and fellow students.

“Navigating college sometimes comes with obstacles for first-generation college students, and my goal is to show them that higher education is possible,” she says. Enjilee remembers being a new student in a new environment and is able to place herself in students’ shoes. One of the greatest rewards of her job is seeing a student who once struggled achieve their goal of graduation. Enjilee was awarded the First Year Advocate Award by UNO in 2016.

UNO College of Business Administration
Kirschman Hall
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans

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