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Entrepreneur Michael V. Roberts to deliver SUSLA commencement address, May 12 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Michael V. Roberts Sr., chairman and CEO of the Roberts Companies, will address more than 200 Southern University, Shreveport graduates during commencement excercises on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Roberts, a successful African-American entrepreneur, serves as chairman/CEO of The Roberts Companies, a diversified group of businesses that include commercial real estate, construction, communications, and aviation.

After receiving his law degree from St. Louis University in 1974, Roberts and his brother Steven founded Roberts-Roberts & Associates (RR&A), a business consulting and construction-management firm offering management of all phases of construction projects, including ensuring the participation of minority- and woman-owned and local small businesses. RR&A has managed MBE/WBE participation as construction contractors, vendors, and suppliers in projects nationwide exceeding $30 billion.

Roberts is also the author of Action Has No Season; Secrets and Strategies to Gaining Wealth and Authority (AuthorHouse, 2005), and has spoken at numerous universities and business conferences.