A search is underway for the founding Dean of the School of Business. The Dean will be responsible for reorganizing the current business department, developing a new curriculum and overseeing the work of the College’s newly created van Vlissingen Center for Career & Professional Development. The Dean will provide leadership in the application for accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The School of Business will be housed in historic Carriger Hall, located in the heart of campus. The building renovation will create a state-of-the-art facility that will support the new and expanded business curriculum. (See enclosed renderings.) A building addition could be included at a later date to meet the anticipated expanded needs of the program in future years.
For those who wish to remain and work in the region for a period of time, students enrolled in the School of Business will have the opportunity to apply for a unique loan-forgiveness program during their junior and senior years. Twenty scholarships of $7,500 per year will available on a competitive basis.
While all students will have access to The van Vlissingen Center for Career & Professional Development, the School of Business and The Career Center will collaborate to build strong business opportunities as a part of the College’s hand-crafted educational experience. Career advising in The van Vlissingen Center for Career & Professional Development will offer real-world engagement, provide opportunities for students to learn and serve through practical experiences with business partners and deliver training opportunities for presentations and job interviews.