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WVU business school names Kleist new associate dean

Virginia Kleist

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.

Business school leads WVU Day of Giving event on November 14

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.

Business school to sponsor year-long, digital subscription to WSJ for all of WVU

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. 

Storied MSIR program celebrates 60th anniversary at WVU

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. 

The 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. 

WVU graduate student team wins inaugural West Virginia SHRM Classic Case Competition

WVU graduate student team posing with award

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.

B&E Alumni Hospitality Tent at WVU Homecoming October 6

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.