As he walked across the stage at the WVU Coliseum on December 15 to receive a finance degree, Sills realized that a new chapter had just started. But don’t think that what he learned at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics or the Mountaineer he has become will leave him anytime soon.
WVU supply chain students tackle global problem of low access to food beginning with project in West Virginia
When you combine West Virginia’s rural disbursement of residents with its less-than-affluent, average demographic, the present day result is that the state has become a desert. That is, a “food desert,” where a large percentage of the state’s population resides significant distances from supermarkets and reliable food sources.
Virginia Franke Kleist, Ph.D., has been named the new Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Research and Academic Operations at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. The announcement was made to faculty and staff at WVU’s business school by Javier Reyes, Milan Puskar Dean, on Nov. 28. The appointment is effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. Kleist is currently a professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) and the chair of the Chambers College MIS Department. Since becoming chair, in addition to the undergraduate MIS program, the department team has added an undergraduate major in Global Supply Chain Management; a graduate, online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics; a graduate, online Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management; and two new undergraduate minors in business data analytics and business cybersecurity management.
Supporters of West Virginia University donated more than $6.2 million on November 14 during the University’s second annual Day of Giving, more than doubling last year’s total. And on just its fifth day with its new name, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics made the day count that was promoted as “One Day to Give Back.”
WVU’s business school raised $1,878,033 on the strength of 365 separate gifts, leading the University in both the amount raised and the total number of gifts. The total donated to WVU was $6,243,176 through 3,001 gifts during the 24-hour online giving event.
Every student and member of the faculty and staff at West Virginia University will have access to a digital subscription of the Wall Street Journal through the end of the academic year, thanks to a sponsorship by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.
The business school worked with WVU Libraries and the Wall Street Journal to make the sponsorship happen.
You may not know it, but
West Virginia University is home to one of the most storied and historically
significant programs of its kind in the nation.
Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources program,
commonly known as MSIR and housed in the WVU
College of Business and Economics, was the focus of a 60th anniversary celebration
over the weekend in WVU’s business school. For the program that became fully operational
in 1958 — only seven years after WVU created the College of Commerce that would
become B&E — program alumni and students came together to celebrate MSIR’s
history, success and evolution.
A team of graduate students from West Virginia University showed its knowledge of industrial relations and human resources by winning the graduate student division of the inaugural West Virginia SHRM Classic Case Competition. The team, all of whom are students at the College of Business and Economics, won the competition during the WVSHRM annual conference in Bridgeport Oct. 8-9.
Today’s business world has an unmistakable demand to quickly and efficiently make goods and services available wherever and whenever they are needed. That demand was the springboard for the creation of the Global Supply Chain Management program at West Virginia University in the fall of 2014.
Inspiring and supporting young entrepreneurs as they pursue their dreams, Nesha Sanghavi is paying it forward in the form of a major gift to the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.
Sanghavi is a 2008 finance and economics graduate, and was a finalist in the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. She launched UG Apparel in 2011 because she saw a lack of fashionable options for women when it came to collegiate sports apparel. With her line in approximately 500 retailers nationwide, she commemorated her success by donating $100,000 in late 2017 to establish the Nesha A. Sanghavi Endowed Scholarship and the Nesha A. Sanghavi Endowed Student Enrichment Fund.
The College of Business and Economics will host a hospitality tent on October 6 in Tent City below Milan Puskar Stadium. Alumni are welcome to stop by the tent for food and camaraderie starting at 10:00 a.m., two hours before kickoff. The Mountaineers will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Homecoming Game.