Columbia Southern University, Business Leaders Reach Out to Youth

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Online university to host meeting of local CEOs working with Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Columbia Southern University (CSU) will host a CEO Roundtable meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a special program that takes area students through the process of starting and running real businesses during an academic year.

Business leaders attending the meeting will be:

  •     Robert Mayes, president, Columbia Southern University
  •     Jason Dyken, CEO, Dyken Wealth Management Strategies
  •     Sheila Hodges, CEO, SH Enterprises
  •     Bob Higgins, Chairman, Coastal Resiliency Coalition
  •     Rick Miller, CEO, Pro356 Consulting

YEA! students, as a class, visit area businesses, meet successful entrepreneurs and professionals, develop a business or social movement idea and plan, and work with mentors. The roundtable meeting will feature students from Gulf Shores High School.

“CSU is excited to be involved in this project to help young people in Baldwin County,” said Vicki Barnes, CSU director of Community Relations. “As an institution of education, CSU is proud to offer guidance and input to youth who want to be the future of our business community.”

CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in various fields including criminal justice, fire administration, occupational safety and health, and business administration. If you would like learn more about CSU, please visit

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