2017 Formal Opening Convocation

Kendra Burris Austin

2017 Formal Opening Convocation

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Please join us for the 2017 Formal Opening Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the I.W. Young Auditorium on the Langston Campus. We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the program will be Langston University alumnae, Ms. Kendra Burris-Austin, director of supplier diversity at Express Scripts.

Prior to working at Express Scripts, she served as a Supplier Diversity Executive at Ameren for four years. With more than 20 years of experience, she has also served as a Procurement Agent at Anheuser-Busch InBev, as a Financial Analyst at BJC HealthCare and as Acting Director of Development & Technical Services at the St. Louis Housing Authority. In 2014, Express Scripts hired her to build out their nascent diversity program where she currently serves on the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, Chair of the St. Louis Minority Business Council and also sits on the Woman’s Business Development Advisory Council. Mrs. Burris-Austin is a graduate of Langston University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and holds an MBA from Webster University.

We are honored to welcome Ms. Kendra Burris-Austin back to campus to serve as our speaker for the 2017 Formal Opening Convocation Ceremony.