Dr. Tilokie Depoo is the chancellor of Albizu University’s Miami Campus. He comes to the university with over twenty years of corporate experience and over eighteen years of experience in higher education, in both teaching and administration. Prior to joining the university, he was chief academic officer and dean at the Metropolitan College of New York School for Business. He holds the faculty rank of Professor of Management. As a teacher and academic administrator, Dr. Depoo has focused on developing curricula that aligns with real world practices to better prepare students for successful careers. His teaching experience includes both on-line and on-site courses, and he has pioneered numerous innovative, career-focused programs for students.
Prior to his full-time move to academia, Dr. Depoo worked in strategic planning, venture development, financial analysis, market research, business development, and product development for international and domestic companies. In his most recent corporate position, he served as director of strategic planning at Fidelis Care, which provides quality, affordable health coverage to children and adults throughout New York State. In addition, he has served as a management advisor for United Nations Development Program.
Complementing his management and administrative accomplishments, Dr. Depoo maintains research interests in the area of international labor migration and the brain drain in Third World countries. He has co-authored two books: A Practical Guide to Microeconomics (2007) and The East Indian Diaspora (1993). Additionally, he has published several articles on the brain drain, including “Guyana’s Brain Drain and Implications for Economics Development” (2007). His most recent publication was “The Ethical Dilemma of Sustainable Development: Guyana,” coauthored by David Rosner and published in the Journal of Global Responsibility (2011).
He serves on the board of trustees for a number of organizations, including the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, where he chairs the Risk Management Committee.