In the midst of fictitious Beyonce baby watch rumors comes news that the singer's father and record executive Mathew Knowles is set to resume his signature, The Recording Industry, course during this year's Spring semester at Texas Southern University's School of Communication.
Beginning January 23 Knowles will meet with students weekly as he go over the various functions of the recording industry including business affairs, marketing, radio promotions, public relations, artist development, merchandising, music publishing, booking agents, concert promotions and more. For Knowles, who graduated from Fisk University in 1974 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, leading a classroom of young adults is one of his many passions.
"Teaching and mentoring young adults is one of my passions," Knowles said in a press release. "I am most impressed with their intellect and creative thinking abilities. I'm confident that my students will continue to develop into critical thinkers and will go on to be brilliant contributors to society."
Upon completion of mogul's special course students will have the opportunity to create audio and video presentations for a new record label and present it to Knowles at Music World Entertainment's House of Dereon Media Center.
Aside from lecturing throughout the year at various Universities and nonprofit organizations, the former Xerox executive is also in the process of completing a series of as-yet-untitled books to be released later this year.