HOWARD UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE
The UCLA Anderson Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports
(MEMES) is a leading center for education, thought leadership and industry access. In 2017, the
Center launched a partnership with Howard University with the specific goals of increasing
diversity the career pipeline and placing promising talent in full-time internships at sports and
entertainment companies. As the program evolves, our goal is to accommodate a larger cohort
We invite you to get involved with this initiative and help us grow it into a movement that will
have long-lasting effects on the staffing, culture and success of the industry for years to come.
The Center for MEMES funds qualifying Howard University students to attend UCLA’s six-week Summer Institutes and complete capstone projects in the business of sports and entertainment at major L.A.-based companies such as Fender, Disney and the CW Network. Sponsored in its inaugural year by AT&T, where UCLA Anderson alumnus John Stankey (’91) is CEO, and championed by Lionsgate vice chairman and Anderson alumnus Michael Burns (’92), the partnership represents industry executives’ commitment to sealing career pipeline leaks.