Venus now holds a Bachelor Of Science degree in Business Administration from the university’s School Of Business and Economics, where Venus says she “learned so much.” She had this to say in a statement to Indiana University after receiving her degree:
“One of the main reasons that I chose IU East was because I felt so at home. It was like family, like it was my school, and I was so excited. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned so much.
It was always my dream to have a business degree and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on.”
Venus was the first of many future female tennis players to earn a degree as part of an agreement between IU East and the Women’s Tennis Benefits Association (WTBA). According to Lisa Grattan of the WTBA, the organization teamed up with the WTA 5 years ago to create a partnership with IU East that established the university as “the primary provider for baccalaureate online degree completion programs for WTA players.”
Congratulations to Venus on this monumental accomplishment!