Dr. Chari Henry-Wilson chairs the Department of Business Studies, and has been part of the Manchester Community College faculty since 2017. She serves as faculty advisor for students in the Business Studies program and actively volunteers as a co-faculty advisor for members of the Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) Business Honor Society. Dr. Henry-Wilson's teaching philosophy focuses on supporting lifelong learning and academic achievement, experiential learning, and ethical integration into the business curriculum.
In 2018, Chari was appointed to serve as the lead faculty for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program in New Hampshire and continues to teach as one of the block faculty members in the program.
Prior to MCC, Chari had worked four years as an adjunct professor and academic coach at Nashua Community College and three years at Rivier University in the Division of Business Administration.
Chari’s professional background includes 13 years in small business management and leadership training. She is a member of the Business Advisory Board at Salem High School and has served as a Board of Director for Emerging Leaders in Communities of Color (ELCC.) At ELCC, she created and facilitated a “Who Am I?” leadership training series focused on shaping professionals to be authentic leaders within their respective communities.
Chari’s academic background includes a B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University, an EMBA in Organizational Leadership from Rivier University, and Doctorate in Education: Leadership & Learning at Rivier University. Her dissertation focused on “The Influence of the Recognition of Moral Dilemmas in Traditional Undergraduate Business Students”.