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Johnnetta Betsch was born in Jacksonville, Florida, where her family had long been established a leaders of the Black community.

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At age 15, Johnnetta Betsch entered Fisk University, through the school's early admissions program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and went on to earn a Master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University.

Her first teaching position was at Washington State University, where she was named Outstanding Faculty member of the year. At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she became Professor of Anthropology and Afro-American Studies. At the same school, she served for two years as Associate Provost of Undergraduate education. In 1984 she joined the faculty of Hunter College as Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. She retained these positions while serving simultaneously on the graduate faculty of the City University of New York.

In 1987 she made history by becoming the first African-American woman to serve as President of Spelman College. At her inauguration as seventh President of Spelman College, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille made a gift of $20 million to the College, the largest single gift from individuals to any historically Black college or university.

From the year Dr. Cole took office, Spelman's freshman classes have had among the highest SAT averages of any of the historically Black colleges or universities. In 1992, the magazine U.S. News and World Report, gave Spelman a coveted number one rating in its annual survey of "Best College Buys." The same issue ranked Spelman the number one regional liberal arts college in the South. In that same year, Johnnetta Cole was named to President-Elect Bill Clinton's transition team as Cluster Coordinator for Education, Labor and the Arts and Humanities. In this sensitive role she became a target for opponents of the new administration.

In 1996, Money magazine listed Spelman as the number one historically Black college, the number one women's college and the number seven college of any kind in the United States. Under Dr. Cole's leadership, the college completed a capital campaign which raised $113.8 million, the largest sum ever raised by a historically Black college or university.

In addition to her academic duties, Dr. Cole has served on the board of Directors of Home Depot, Merck & Co., Inc., NationsBank South and was the first woman ever elected to the Board of Coca-Cola Enterprises. After ten outstanding years as President of Spelman, Dr. Cole will return to teaching in Autumn, 1998, as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African-American Studies at Emory University.

Johnnetta Cole is the author of two textbooks used in classrooms throughout the United States. Her most recent book, Conversations was published in 1993. She is married to Arthur J. Robinson, Jr. They make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Johnnetta Betsch was born in Jacksonville, Florida, where her family had long been established a leaders of the Black community.

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B. Cole Biography

At age 15, Johnnetta Betsch entered Fisk University, through the school's early admissions program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and went on to earn a Master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University.

Her first teaching position was at Washington State University, where she was named Outstanding Faculty member of the year. At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she became Professor of Anthropology and Afro-American Studies. At the same school, she served for two years as Associate Provost of Undergraduate education. In 1984 she joined the faculty of Hunter College as Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. She retained these positions while serving simultaneously on the graduate faculty of the City University of New York.

In 1987 she made history by becoming the first African-American woman to serve as President of Spelman College. At her inauguration as seventh President of Spelman College, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille made a gift of $20 million to the College, the largest single gift from individuals to any historically Black college or university.

From the year Dr. Cole took office, Spelman's freshman classes have had among the highest SAT averages of any of the historically Black colleges or universities. In 1992, the magazine U.S. News and World Report, gave Spelman a coveted number one rating in its annual survey of "Best College Buys." The same issue ranked Spelman the number one regional liberal arts college in the South. In that same year, Johnnetta Cole was named to President-Elect Bill Clinton's transition team as Cluster Coordinator for Education, Labor and the Arts and Humanities. In this sensitive role she became a target for opponents of the new administration.

In 1996, Money magazine listed Spelman as the number one historically Black college, the number one women's college and the number seven college of any kind in the United States. Under Dr. Cole's leadership, the college completed a capital campaign which raised $113.8 million, the largest sum ever raised by a historically Black college or university.

In addition to her academic duties, Dr. Cole has served on the board of Directors of Home Depot, Merck & Co., Inc., NationsBank South and was the first woman ever elected to the Board of Coca-Cola Enterprises. After ten outstanding years as President of Spelman, Dr. Cole will return to teaching in Autumn, 1998, as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African-American Studies at Emory University.

Johnnetta Cole is the author of two textbooks used in classrooms throughout the United States. Her most recent book, Conversations was published in 1993. She is married to Arthur J. Robinson, Jr. They make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like B. Cole for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for B. Cole, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for B. Cole or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book B. Cole?

    Booking fees for B. Cole, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire B. Cole, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for B. Cole?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like B. Cole for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book B. Cole for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent B. Cole or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for B. Cole or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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