Posts Tagged: university-of-kansas

School of Business professor, associate dean appointed interim dean

June 6, 2016 by admin

LAWRENCE — Incoming Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi has appointed Associate Dean Jim Guthrie as interim dean, effective July 1. Guthrie has served as associate dean of academic affairs since 2014, and he has been on the KU School of Business faculty since August 1988. Guthrie is a scholar of human resource management. Read More

School marks 56 years in Summerfield Hall

April 11, 2016 by admin

Saturday, April 9, 2016, marked 56 years since Summerfield Hall’s formal dedication. It’s been home to the University of Kansas School of Business ever since, but at the end of this academic year, we’ll say goodbye and move to the newly constructed Capitol Federal Hall. “I’ve spent most of my adult professional life within the walls of Summerfield Hall,” said Read More

Alumna honored as a ‘top advisor’ by Financial Times

March 8, 2016 by admin

In 2015 KU alumna Margo Shepard was recognized by Financial Times as one of the “Top 400 Financial Advisors” in the country. Shepard is a senior financial advisor and senior vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Overland Park, Kansas. “It’s an honor to be named among the top advisors in the country,” she says. “Each day, I Read More

Associate dean named 2016 ‘Icon of Education’

February 26, 2016 by admin

Associate Dean Jim Guthrie has been named a 2016 “Icon of Education” by Ingram’s Magazine. Guthrie and 10 other regional academic leaders were honored in the magazine’s February education issue for their commitment to “passing the torch of knowledge on to future generations,” Ingram’s Magazine published. “I was both surprised and honored to be recognized as an icon of education,” Read More

Valentine’s Day means big business for company with KU ties

February 11, 2016 by admin

Valentine’s Day is big business for many KU alumni, including the Ward family, who led Kansas City-based Russell Stover for more than 50 years. KU alumnus and then-Russell Stover CEO Tom Ward was highlighted in a Feb. 2014 Bloomberg Business feature, How Russell Stover won the Valentine’s chocolate war. Later that year, worldwide chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprungli purchased Russell Read More

Dean issues statement on death of student

January 8, 2016 by admin

Dean Neeli Bendapudi issued the following statement on the death of KU School of Business student Mori Weinstein: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mori Weinstein and his friends who died in a tragic canoeing accident in Wisconsin last weekend. Mori was a junior in the School of Business, and his loved ones remember him as a joyful Read More

School’s revised homepage goes live

December 3, 2015 by admin

Earlier this week, the School of Business published a new look and feel on its website homepage. Web developer Chris Welchhans says the main goal for the redesign is to help our users find what they’re looking for. New menus, links and other content have been added to help guide users to the information they seek. With user experience in Read More

Graduates win Kauffman Foundation startup competition

November 22, 2015 by admin

The Kansas City Star reports Leawood-based startup Blooom won the Kauffman Foundation’s One in a Million competition on Nov. 18. The Star says the company helps individuals handle their 401(k) retirement plan choices, largely focusing on consumers who have no help and little knowledge of investing. The company received $10,000 as first prize. Blooom co-founder and chief executive officer Chris Read More

School of Business to host forum on diversity and equity

November 16, 2015 by admin

Last week, the university came together for a town hall discussion on racism and discrimination, which still exist throughout our society and, sadly, here on our campus. It is a challenge that requires great reflection and discussion in the effort to move forward. At the School of Business, we are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and equity, where Read More

Board chair elected as KU Endowment trustee

November 5, 2015 by admin

Alumna Diane Yetter has been elected to KU Endowment’s Board of Trustees. Yetter resides in Chicago and serves as president of Yetter Consulting Services and is founder of the Sales Tax Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from KU and a master’s degree in taxation from DePaul University in Illinois. Yetter is chair of the Read More