14 African American Game Changers That Started as Rhodes Scholars

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Randal Pinkett

Before he became the first African-American to win season 4 of The Apprentice, Pinkett was the first and only African-American from his alma mater, Rutgers University, to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. He earned a master of science degree in computer science from the University of Oxford in 1994. He earned another master’s of science in electrical engineering, MBA and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, Pinkett is the president and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy.

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