Coppin State University business speaker series encourages students to dream

Kimberly Brown | 10/25/2013, 6 a.m.
(Left to right) Dr. Ronald C. Williams, dean, College of Business, Coppin State University; Dr. Jayfus Doswell, keynote speaker; Dr. Sadie Gregory, provost and vice president, Academic Affairs, Coppin State University and Dr. Samuel Ross, CEO, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System at the Speaker Series Luncheon held at the College of Business at Coppin State University on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Gar Roberts

— On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Coppin State University hosted the second Named Speakers Series Luncheon with Dr. Jayfus T. Doswell, president and CEO of Juxtopia, Inc. serving as keynote speaker.


Ackneil Muldrow, consultant, The Baltimore Times; and Ronald Smith, student at the College of Business at Coppin State University.

Sponsored by the Coppin State University, College of Business (CSU) and Times Community Services, Inc (TCSI), the series provides a forum for top business leaders in the city and state to interact with business students while featuring an outstanding business leader.

Featured speaker, Dr. Jayfus T. Doswell, the founder, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Juxtopia, LLC, a privately held biomedical and information technology company that develops products to improve human performance shared his business expertise. Doswell, along with community leaders and other professionals answered questions and offered advice to an audience packed with Coppin business school students.

Doswell encouraged students to pursue their dreams and not in give to insecurities, “Fear is the most destructive emotion and it destroys self,” he advised. He also told the students to seek out positive mentors to help guide their careers. Doswell acknowledged his business mentors but said that his drive started at home, “I have to acknowledge my parents as my first mentors because they gave me my foundation,” he said.

Justin Brown, a Coppin junior majoring in marketing said, “Attending this event has challenged me to dream bigger. After hearing Dr. Doswell speak, I know how to strategize and plan my goals better.”