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Arthur Adams Introduces Florida A&M University Students to CSX


November 14, 2023 – Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry recently featured Arthur Adams, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, as its honored guest for FAMU’s Forum Series. The Forum Series provides business and industry students with opportunities to meet and engage with industry leaders who share insights on business trends, reflect on their experiences and showcase a range of career opportunities.

For Arthur, the highlight of the experience was connecting with the FAMU students and sharing the many ways CSX demonstrates its commitment to service, environmental stewardship and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

“To say that I was humbled to be invited by FAMU, spending the day interacting with students and faculty and sharing the CSX story, would be an understatement,” said Arthur. “Being surrounded by so many talented young people, filled with hope and potential, and talking about the many opportunities that CSX has to offer was inspiring to say to least.”

The day started with a greeting and fireside chat with Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud, followed by a student panel discussion, a tour of the school archives and lunch with faculty and administrators. The high point of the Forum was Arthur’s keynote address to more than 500 students, many of whom will become future business and industry leaders. 

In his presentation, Arthur highlighted the ways in which CSX performs an essential function in the U.S. economy, keeping the nation’s industrial production and distribution of goods moving while contributing to a greener, cleaner supply chain. The students learned about the company’s ONE CSX culture, leading-edge technology, and the many diversity, equity and inclusion programs CSX supports both in the workplace and in the community. Additionally, Arthur spoke about the programs available to kick-start a promising career at CSX and encouraged the students to explore the paths that CSX has to offer. 

It was clear that Arthur created a strong connection with the FAMU students and had a powerful impact on the Forum Series. “It’s rare to be offered an experience to link academic learning with real-world business acumen,” he said. “It was a pleasure to able to shine a spotlight on CSX, talk about all we have to offer and serve as a spark of motivation for the possibilities that lie ahead for these accomplished students.”

Click below to view photo highlights of the visit.