It is amazing how quickly the year has past since I became the dean of the Byrd School of Business (BSB) in July of 2012. There was a steep learning curve to get my arms around not just all the incredible things going on at BSB, but the complexity of Shenandoah University itself. I am thankful for the wonderful staff, faculty, students and administrators who have made my transition a lot less difficult than it could have been.
We have achieved notable successes in the past year: retention is up; enrollment is up; new faculty; new sports management major; and new international relationships to name a few. Additionally, our faculty continues to produce high quality research and our students have engaged in exciting internships in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
We will use this space to celebrate success, as well as engage in topical discussions related to the business world. You are invited to be a part of the discussion by submitting ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you on campus and hearing from you as we move into a new academic year.