New Leadership Hub Opens at Goizueta as Part of Delta Air Lines Foundation Gift

by on October 28th, 2017

Earlier this month, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and the Delta Air Lines Foundation launched the new Delta Leadership Hub on campus. The hub is a state-of-the-art classroom and event space that will serve as a focal point for various leadership initiatives and business school events.

Creation of the hub was made possible thanks to a $3.5 million gift to the business school from the Delta Air Lines Foundation. That gift will also support a “three-pronged leadership development program focused on academic, experiential, and reflecting learning for Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows,” explains a press release. The program helps second-year MBA students practice and improve their leadership, team-building, and feedback skills while also providing mentorship opportunities for first-year MBA students. The entirety of the gift will help the business school serve more students by expanding its coaching and training opportunities.

“The Delta Leadership Hub will be the focal point of our leadership initiatives and numerous other events,” Goizueta Dean Erika James said in a news story on the Goizueta website. “It’s more than a new style; it’s an infusion of technology our faculty, students, and any number of guests will enjoy for years to come.”

The hub welcomes students with a dramatic glass entrance featuring the Delta Leadership Hub logo. Inside the classroom, students and instructors will find an open space with tiered seating, large screens, and the ability to connect their devices wirelessly via Mersive Solstice technology. In the foyer, students will notice “jetways” with clean lines and multiple display monitors.

“We are proud to open this premiere space for leadership learning with Goizueta,” Tad Hutcheson, senior vice president of the Delta Air Lines Foundation, said in a statement. “Giving back to the communities where we live, work, and serve is core to Delta, starting with our hometown of Atlanta.”

The Delta Air Lines Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that focuses on giving to education, health, and wellness areas. Its contributions are unrestricted, allowing recipients to use their funds as needed.

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