Ergen, Goodner and Henry Professorships Awarded

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Professors Bill Fox, Tom Boehm and Michael Stahl were recently appointed to new and existing named professorships.

The college wishes to congratulate the faculty on these honors and extend its gratitude to the donors who are supporting teaching and research through these generous gifts.

Bill Fox has been chosen as the recipient of the Ergen Professorship. Fox serves as director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee and is a former head of the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration. In addition to his many national and international visiting appointments and awards, he has served as a consultant in approximately 25 countries and more than 10 U.S. states on a wide range of public policy issues. His current research is focused on improving tax structures and tax policies and enhancing regional economic development.

The Ergen Professorship has been established with a gift from Charlie and Candy Ergen of Denver, Colo. They are founders of Dish Network.

Tom Boehm is now the Goodner Professor of Finance. Boehm has taught real estate finance and investment courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Tennessee since his arrival in 1979. Currently, he is the faculty coordinator in the Department of Finance and a core faculty member in the Professional MBA program in the College of Business Administration. Boehm’s research interests include housing economics and public policy, and real estate finance and investment analysis. He received his doctoral degree in economics from Washington University in Saint Louis.

The professorship is generously supported through the estate of David Coleman.

Michael J. Stahl is the recipient of the new Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professorship. A faculty member in the Department of Management, Stahl also serves as director of the Physician Executive MBA program. The program is the No. 1 preferred MBA program exclusively for physicians in the world. Stahl’s work is concentrated in strategic management, total quality and healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his doctorate in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jerry and Kay Henry of Roanoke, Texas, established the professorship. Jerry Henry is a member of the College of Business Administration’s Advisory Council to the Dean. He retired from Johns Manville as CEO and served in leadership roles at DuPont for more than three decades prior to his service there.

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Office of Marketing and Public Relations seeks Student Photographer and Videographers

The Office of Marketing and Public Relations at the College of Business Administration needs student assistance in photography and videography. The college is excited to be building upon its reputation of excellence to define the brand and expand the reach of its marketing and public relations efforts. Two student worker positions will contribute to these goals. Please see the detailed descriptions below for more information on the positions or to apply. Resumes and related materials are due no later than Sept 29. 

Student photographer: The Office of Marketing and Public Relations in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is seeking a student photographer to assist in capturing special events, supplementing the college’s stock photography portfolio and organizing its photo archives. Hours will vary depending on need but will not exceed 15 hours per week. Assignments will include photographing special events such as speakers, alumni guests and proceedings, forums and/or conferences held within the Haslam Business Building. In addition, there are needs for journalistic-style stock photography in classrooms and around the building during peak usage times. Special assignments as needed, at direction of the executive director. You must have your own camera and equipment and be able to provide edited, publication-quality photography on a deadline. Strong time management skills necessary. Please submit your resume and samples (a website, Facebook or Flickr page, dropbox or flash drive on which to view pictures/portfolio is preferable) of a range of your work (environmental, interior/exterior, portraits, journalistic-style, posed photography, etc) to: Tanya G. Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations, University of Tennessee College of Business Administration, tgbrown@utk.edu or drop off your documents and drives care of Alissa Reeves at HBB 332.

Student videographer:  The Office of Marketing and Public Relations in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is seeking a student videographer to assist in capturing special events and supplementing the college’s video portfolio and archives. Hours will vary depending on need but will not exceed 15 hours per week. Assignments will include recording special events such as speakers, alumni guests and proceedings, forums and/or conferences held within the Haslam Business Building. In addition, there are needs for journalistic-style stock b-roll in classrooms and around the building during peak usage times and testimonial/promotional videos for the website. Special assignments as needed, at direction of the executive director.  Video editing is required. The College of Business Administration can provide equipment and software, but this position requires both shooting video and editing/creating finished professional-style finished clips and packages on deadlines. Strong time management skills necessary. Please submit your resume and samples (a website, Facebook or YouTube/Vine page, dropbox or flash drive on which to view videos/portfolio is preferable) of a range of your work (public relations, promotional, advertising, etc) to: Tanya G. Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations, University of Tennessee College of Business Administration, tgbrown@utk.edu or drop off your documents and drives care of Alissa Reeves at HBB 332.

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Hawks Joins the College as Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

doug_hawksWe are pleased to welcome Doug Hawks to the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration as assistant dean of finance and administration, effective September 15.

Hawks will provide strategies for resource planning and allocation across all academic programs, departments, centers and executive education operations.

“I hope that through working with the financial and technology staffs, we will be able to provide our students, faculty and staff with the tools and resources they need to accomplish their objectives and fulfill their strategic initiatives,” Hawks said. “Ultimately, the goal is to create a better experience for our students, faculty and staff.”

He will directly oversee the college’s fiscal, technological and operational management functions.

Hawks previously served as a senior auditor at the university. In that position, he completed consulting reports for senior-level administration across a variety of areas and programs including system-wide academic advising efficiency, capital planning processes and a policy revision task force.

Prior to his work for UT, Hawks held positions at Southern Utah University, Sonic Innovations, Inc., Office Max, Inc. and Wells Fargo. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Utah University, as well as an MBA from Indiana University. He is currently pursing a doctorate at the University of Tennessee.

Hawks and his wife, Amy, have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and watching college football.

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UT’s Engineering and Supply Chain Management Top-Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Supply_Chain_US_News_ThirdKNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s, College of Engineering has taken a large leap forward and is now ranked 32nd among all public universities and 57th among all undergraduate programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 rankings released today.

The College of Business Administration’s supply chain management program also continued its upward trajectory, ranking third among public research universities and fourth in the nation. UT’s undergraduate business program ranked 31st among all public universities and 51st among all of America’s business schools.

UT ranked 50th among all public universities, and 106th nationally in the new undergraduate rankings. UT was 47th among public universities and 101st nationally last year. Areas where UT improved in the ranking criteria include the high school counselor peer assessment, average freshman retention rate, graduation rate and the percentage of freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class. UT also was ranked 24th nationally among colleges providing the best support for veterans returning to school.

“We have made great progress in all the ways we measure ourselves,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “We have increased retention rates and graduation rates, and improved research performance and infrastructure. We are serving our students better, and that is the ultimate goal.”

UT tied with six other universities, three of which were slotted in the same position last year: Iowa State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma.

UT’s undergraduate engineering program climbed five slots over last year among public universities and eight slots nationally. Significant factors in the increase include the quality of students and additional research funding.

“We are certainly very pleased to see validation for some of the strides we have made in the College of Engineering,” said college dean Wayne Davis. “We believe that we are on the right path, and this shows that those efforts are paying off for us.”

In 2009, a focus was placed on increasing the number of engineers graduating from UT. In the five years since—and with the help of a $3 million commitment from the state of Tennessee in 2013—the number of graduating engineers has gone from 352 to 487 this past May, an increase of almost 39 percent. At the same time, the quality of students has gone up to the point that this fall’s freshman class in engineering averaged better than a 4.0 high school grade point average and almost a 30 on the ACT.

Today’s new rankings reflect only undergraduate metrics which include graduation and retention rates, peer-school assessments and instructional resources available to faculty, financial resources of the entire university, student selectivity and alumni giving. The university’s Top 25 goals measure a broader set of data that includes research and graduate education outcomes against a specific set of peer institutions.

For more information on the journey to the Top 25, visit http://top25.utk.edu.

To view the full rankings, visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.


C O N T A C T:

Karen Simsen (865-974-5186, karen.simsen@tennessee.edu)

For more UT news, visit http://tntoday.utk.edu.

See UT faculty, staff and students making news at http://tntoday.utk.edu/category/in-the-news.

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Governor Bill Haslam to Speak as Part of Distinguished Speaker Series August 29

Bill-Haslam-300wideTennessee Governor Bill Haslam will speak at UT on Friday, August 29, as part of the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center’s distinguished speaker series.

The event, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., will be in the James A. Haslam Business Building, Room 402. The event is by invitation only.

The distinguished speaker series is sponsored by PwC.

The Neel Corporate Governance Center is a national leader in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance. It focuses primarily on those aspects of corporate governance that affect public policy, such as board structure, the work of the audit, compensation, governance committees, and shareholder activism.

“The Neel Corporate Governance Center is honored to host Governor Haslam,” said Joe Carcello, the center’s executive director. “His dedication to educational reform and economic development is commendable and is making Tennessee more competitive.”
 
The distinguished speaker series brings experts in accounting, business, government, and law to UT to share their experience and expertise with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and fellow industry leaders.

Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission under President Barack Obama, was the speaker this spring. Future speakers include Jim Leisenring, senior advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and formerly vice chairman of the FASB and member of the International Accounting Standards Board; Troy Paredes, senior strategy and policy advisor at PwC and former commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission; and Bob Moritz, the US chairman and senior partner of PwC.

For more information, visit http://corpgovcenter.org.


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UT Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Third in US by Gartner report

UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from a leading industry company.

Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Michigan State and Pennsylvania State, which tied for first. UT previously ranked eleventh. The program is housed in the College of Business Administration.

“We are honored by this recognition and proud of the impact our faculty and students are having on the industry,” said Steve Mangum, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Through the leadership of our faculty and the capabilities of our students, we are helping companies across the nation design their supply chains for the future.”

Gartner Inc. ranked forty-four universities nationwide using research gathered through surveys and interviews of industry professionals and academics. The surveys identified industry sentiment and recruiting patterns, and included information on a university’s program composition, number of students, professors, and scope of curriculum.

The report lauded UT for being a program leader in the areas of scope, industry value, and program size.

“We redesigned our supply chain curriculum and we continue to broaden it to reflect modern supply chain management,” said Mark Moon, head of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

He noted the program includes procurement, logistics, and operations. Historically, UT’s program focused largely on logistics.

“We now prepare our students to be conversant in all areas of contemporary supply chain management and proficient in their chosen area of specialization,” Moon said. “They are able to contribute immediately when they reach the workplace, and that makes our program extremely competitive.”

Gartner’s supply chain graduate program ranking is expected to be released this fall.

Apart from the undergraduate supply chain program, UT offers a wide spectrum of supply chain program like the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA program, the Full-Time MBA Program (Supply Chain concentration) and Supply Chain Executive Programs.

To learn more about the UT undergraduate supply chain program, visit the website.

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Welcome MBA Class of 2015

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The UT College of Business Administration welcomes the incoming Full-time MBA Class of 2015.

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