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Cleary University professor named an influential female CEO

(HOWELL, MI) Dr. Regina Banks-Hall, dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Cleary University, made the cover of “CIO Women” magazine as one of the most influential female founders and CEOs in business.

In the magazine’s eight-page story, Dr. Banks-Hall is described as “undeniably one of the most influential female founders and CEOs in the business world. Her remarkable journey is marked by her commitment to helping individuals overcome their fears and discover their life’s purpose. She lends her expertise to corporate leaders, enabling them to uncover hidden talents within their organizations, leading to remarkable transformations. She exemplifies the potential of influential female leaders, emphasizing empowerment, inclusivity and visionary leadership, making her a prominent figure to watch in the business world.”

In addition to her work at Cleary University as Dean and Professor of Business, Dr. Banks-Hall is founder and president of RBH Professional Development Institute, LLC. She and her team provide clients with keys and tools to make gains in every aspect of life, helping individuals and businesses find a path that leads to happiness, success and a fruitful life. RBH provides life coaching, corporate coaching, group classes, presentations and speaking services.

At Cleary University, Dr. Banks-Hall, a SHRM-CP, focuses on program creation, faculty development, student retention, recruitment and learning outcomes for graduate programs. She initially joined Cleary as an adjunct professor in 2014, and in 2018 she came on full-time as Dean. She teaches Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management, Economics, Leadership and Small Business Administration.

Dr. Banks-Hall earned her doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Walden University. In addition to her certification with the Society of Human Resource Management, Dr. Banks-Hall is a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a certified speaker, trainer and coach. She has authored several books on leadership, motivation, vision and entrepreneurship. She strongly believes that education opens the door to opportunities.

Click here to read the article on Dr. Banks-Hall in “CIO Women” magazine.

About Cleary University

Founded in 1883, Cleary University is a four-year, world-class accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees from a unique Business Arts curriculum, driven by a faculty of thought leaders with deep, practical experience in their industries. Providing on-campus and online education models, Cleary provides a robust athletic program and a rich residence life with nearly 200 students living on the quiet, rolling 50-acre campus. Cleary graduates tend to land jobs faster than their peers and with higher earning salaries at the start of their careers.

Cleary University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a proud member of the HLC Standard Pathway, and an approved institution by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. A nonprofit university, Cleary’s campus is located at 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843, (800) 686-1883 with an education center within the Durfee Innovation Society at 2470 Collingwood St., Detroit, MI 48206.

Cleary University:

  • Ranked #5 in the nation for best online business degree (University HQ)
  • Ranked #3 in Michigan for best average starting salary two years post-graduation (US Department of Education)
  • Ranked #5 in the entire country for its student debt ratio to starting salaries (Wall Street Journal)
  • Named “Best for Vets College in 2022” by Military Times
  • Earned Gold Level Veteran-Friendly status from The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) two years in a row for continued excellence in serving military-connected students in Michigan


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