Rhonda Butler

Instructor in Management
Koury Business Center 205
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
rbutler5@elon.edu (336) 278-5978

Brief Biography

  • More than 17 years as a college/university faculty member training both traditional and adult learners
  • National Director, Executive Director, Corporate, and “Big Four” professional experience
  • President’s Leadership Council-Bennett College (identified as a “thought leader”)  
  • Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Ann Fudge Scholars Program Chaperone and Advisor- South Africa Global Leadership Excursion, and ELC Conference & Women on Wall Street, New York
  • Food Lion Business and Diversity Professor
  • Mellon Fellow- Salzburg Global Seminar- Salzburg, Austria
  • Sam Walton Fellow/Advisor, Students in Free Enterprise (Now Enactus)- coached/directed team to Regional Championship
  • Experience creating and overseeing a college’s first Entrepreneurship Institute and academic program in entrepreneurship
  • Experience developing curricula, managing programs, and advising undergraduate, graduate, adult, and distance learners
  • Multiple awards for teaching excellence and service


Ph.D. Leadership Studies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (in progress)

M.B.A. Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte  1994

B.A. Business Management, North Carolina State University  1991

B.A. Accounting, North Carolina State University  1991

M.A. Religion (Counseling concentration), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary  2012

Employment History


Assistant Professor of Business and Diversity/Executive Director of Entrepreneurship- Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina  2007-2010

  • Taught: Principles of Marketing; Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship; Business Organizations and Management; Strategic Management; Human Resources Management; Business Ethics; Business Communications; Money and Banking
  • Served on the President’s Leadership Council
  • Served as Sam Walton Fellow/Faculty Advisor for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise, now Enactus)
  • Appointed as Executive Leadership Council's Advisor/Chaperone for Ann Fudge Scholars’ Leadership Program
  • Developed and directed the college’s first Entrepreneurship Institute and an academic program in entrepreneurship
  • Awarded Mellon Fellowship to Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria
  • Received Faculty Senate Award for outstanding service to the college

Lecturer and MBA Adjunct- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina  2001 to 2009

  • Taught: Principles of Marketing; Business Communications; MBA Marketing Management; Human Behavior in Organizations; MBA Advertising and Promotions
  • Produced top marketing students winning 1st and/or 2nd place in the annual BB&T Marketing Game Challenge
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award

Instructor PACE Adult Management & Ethics Program -John Wesley College (Now Laurel University) High Point, North Carolina  1996 to 2007

  • Taught:  Communication Concepts; Marketing Concepts and Applications; Managing People, Groups and Leadership; Management Principles; Goals, Priorities and Attitudes
  • Honored in Who’s Who Among America's Teachers for 2003, 2000, and 1998

Adjunct Instructor -High Point University, High Point, North Carolina  1997 to 2000

  • Taught: Administrative Communications; Principles of Marketing; Marketing Communications; Principles of Management; Human Resources Management
  • Honored in Who’s Who Among America's Teachers 


  • National Director- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA,  Madison, Wisconsin/Greensboro, North Carolina                                                                                
  • Audit Staff Accountant- Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Small Business Consultant- North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Personnel and Organization UEP/Marketing Intern-  M&M/Mars, Incorporated, Hackettstown, New Jersey         

Courses Taught

BUS 303 Introduction to Management

MGT 323 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 202 Business Communications



  • Moderator, “Entrepreneurship and Author’s Roundtable,” Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Greensboro, NC, April 2010
  • Presenter, “The Future of Entrepreneurship,” Entrepreneurship Summit, Wake Forest University, November 2009
  • Presenter, “Chasing and Achieving Your Dreams,” Students in Free Enterprise (now Enactus) Regional Training Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, September 2009
  • Panelist and Moderator, “Women, Pay Inequality and the Economic Crisis,” National Women of Color Conference, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, November 2008
  • Panel Facilitator, “Women of Color and Economic Empowerment,” Koury Convention Center Greensboro, NC, March 2008
  • Speaker for career panel, and closing luncheon, POWER Girls Summer Leadership Institute, Greensboro, NC, July 2008 

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