Ursula Burns Organization leader

Ursula burns

Ursula M. Burns (born September 20, 1958) serves as Madam Chairman (or Chairperson) and CEO of Xerox. She is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company. In 2009, Forbes rated her the 14th most powerful woman in the world. Burns was raised by a single mother in the Baruch Houses, a New York city housing project. Both of her parents were Panamanian immigrants. She attended Cathedral High School, a Catholic all-girls school on East 56th Street in New York. She then went on to obtain a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU in 1980 and a master of science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University a year later. Burns first worked for Xerox in 1980 as a summer intern and joined a year later after her master's degree. She worked in various roles in product development and planning throughout her 20s. Her career took an unexpected turn when in January 1990 Wayland Hicks, then a senior executive, offered her a job as his executive assistant.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 20th, 1958
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Manhattan , New York
pop. 1,626,159 (2013)
Rochester , New York
pop. 210,358 (2013)
Bermuda
pop. 65,024 (2013)
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Colleges/University

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (popularly known as SEAS) is the engineering and applied science school of Columbia University. Columbia, originally chartered as King's College in 1754, is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science was founded as the School of Mines in 1863 and then the School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry before becoming the School of Engineering and Applied Science. It is the country's third such institution. On October 1, 1997, the school was renamed in honor of Chinese businessman Z. Y. Fu, who had donated million to the school.

Type Private school
Founded
1864
Official web page www.engineering.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science connected by profession and/or age

b. 1881., Scientist
b. 1868., Politician
b. 1863., Novelist
b. 1859., Botanist
b. 1860., Inventor
b. 1859., Geologist
b. 1869., Physicist
b. 1861., Electrical engineer

2. Columbia University Colleges/University

- 1981 Master of Science / Mechanical Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1958., Organization leader
b. 1957., Organization leader
b. 1959., Organization leader
b. 1957., Organization leader
b. 1960., Organization leader
b. 1954., Organization leader
b. 1962., Organization leader
b. 1961., Organization leader

3. Polytechnic Institute of New York Educational Institution

- 1980 Bachelor of Science / Mechanical Engineering

4. Cathedral High School Private school

Cathedral High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Founded
1905
Headquarters
350 East 56 Street, 10022 - New York City, New York
Official web page www.cathedralhs.org
Wikipedia article

5. Polytechnic Institute of New York University Colleges/University

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, often referred to as Polytechnic Institute of NYU, NYU Polytechnic, NYU Poly, or simply Poly is one of the 18 schools and colleges that make up New York University (NYU).

Institution info

Type Private school
Endowment
2012. 107 mil. $
2011. 173 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1854
Headquarters
6 MetroTech Center, 11201 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 2,155
2010. 1,768
2009. 1,732
Postgraduates
2013. 2,735
2010. 2,664
Acceptance rate
2013. 75.0 %
2012. 62.1 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 41.3 K $
2010. 35.1 K $
Official web page www.poly.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Polytechnic Institute of New York University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1962., Organization leader
b. 1976., Organization leader
b. 1951., Organization leader
b. 1938., Organization leader
b. 1930., Organization leader
Organization leader
b. 1957., Soldier
b. 1958., Politician

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Xerox
IT service management, Information technology consulting, Computer Peripheral Equipment, NEC, Manufacturing
1906
President
2007-04
President, Business Group Operations
2002
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning
2000-05
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer
1991
1980
President, Document Systems and Solutions Group
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Other people associated with Xerox
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Physicist

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Miss Representation
Documentary
2011 Archive Footage USD 750K
Jessica Congdon
Claire Dietrich

Wikipedia

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