Founder of FAMU's School of Business and Industry
FAMU's School of Business and Industry was created in 1974. When she started her career at FAMU, in 1963 there was no business school. She established an accredited program, gathered staff and faculty, shaped a business school that occupies more than 130,000 square feet. In 2007, the building for the department was named in her honor. Her service to FAMU spanned 40 years.
She received honorary degrees from Hamilton College, Washington University in St Louis, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and her three alma maters: Bishop College, Wharton School of Finance, and the University of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otis James Mobley; and three siblings.
She is survived by her children; Janet Mobley Sermon, Ph.D., James Mobley, Jr., and Melvin E. Mobley; her sister Malissa Collins Mobley of Shreveport; grandchildren nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services were pending at Sun presstime.