» FULFILLING OUR MISSION
At the heart of the mission of the College of Business is our quest to translate theory into practice throughout the college. We are fulfilling this mission by integrating our academic experiences with real-world opportunities for our students.
During this year's successful reaccreditation by AACSB International, the review team was especially impressed by the professional development activities we offer through our Center for Student Professional Development. The center provides a broad approach to professional career development that includes activities such as résumé review, mock interview sessions, company site visits, industry panels and business etiquette training.
In this issue you'll also read about the college's innovative approach to leadership. What began as a scholarly journey for our Associate Dean Robert Lengel has materialized into a transformational leadership experience for students that participate in the college's Leadership Challenge, Executive MBA and customized executive leadership programming.
Finally, there is no better reflection of this mission than the work of our faculty who are producing top-tier research addressing real-world problems. They then infuse that knowledge into the classroom by sharing insights they've learned with their students—knowledge that wouldn't be available in textbooks.
Recognizing the importance of this work, the college is hosting its first research symposium "Bridging the Gap: Research and Practice" on Nov. 1 so our faculty can share their research with the community. The event, which is open to the public, will encourage intellectual discourse on the relevant issues in business today.
Look for me at the Alamodome this fall cheering on the Roadrunner football team. The camaraderie and outpouring of support we saw from the students, staff, faculty and San Antonio community during our inaugural football season was something I will never forget. I am proud to be a Roadrunner, and I'm proud to share with you in this annual report the accomplishments of my fellow Roadrunners.
Daniel Hollas, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor of Economics