This past June, the WVU Faculty Senate approved an academic major in hospitality and tourism management. Students will apply to the new major during spring 2014 and will enter the program in the fall of 2014. College of Business and Economics administrators hope to have the new program in full swing by fall 2015.
The first courses in this area, Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, were offered in 2009 and immediately became academic stars, with enrollment reaching maximum capacity within the first week of registration.
"Work on your job, earn a salary. Work on yourself, earn a fortune."
Those were the words of Larry Mazza, CEO of MVB Financial Corporation and alumnus of the WVU College of Business & Economics (B&E), when he spoke at the first event of the Fall 2013 B&E Distinguished Speaker Series.
Any new faculty member who wants to be a great educator should get advice from Dr. Adolph Neidermeyer.
John Deskins assumed the director's post at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research on July 1, and he was immediately confronted with coordinating the fall lineup of economic outlook conferences annually given across West Virginia.
Undaunted, Dr. Deskins is nearly prepared for the first, set for Oct. 1 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston.
B&E Welcomes 15 New Faculty This year, the College of Business & Economics has welcomed 15 new faculty members to the B&E family. Their backgrounds are geographically and educationally diverse, they have a wide range of work and life experiences and they come to us from excellent schools.
“We are very happy and fortunate to have these talented new professors coming in,” said Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean. “It’s a diverse group covering multiple disciplines like economics, accounting, global business and supply chain, and I’m counting on them to help us continue building quality and visionary programs.”
"Is there anybody who wants to be average?" John Mork, CEO of Energy Corporation of America, asked a crowd of several hundred at the WVU Mountainlair.