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Career Highlights
  • Championed the restructuring of the business school into a college (1994), combined accounting and finance into one department (1994), dissolved the business education and secretarial and administrative management programs to create the business communication department.

  • Led initiatives leading to AACSB International accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate level for the first time (1997), which was reaffirmed in 2009.

  • Championed the addition of seven specialized undergraduate emphases, three new minors, five certificate programs, and an online MBA program.

  • Helped raise over $4 million in gifts and grants used to support technology, student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, and the creation of 12 named classrooms, labs and learning spaces within Schneider Hall.

  • Established the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneurship, UW-Eau Claire’s first endowed chair (1997).

  • Led initiatives which resulted in the creation of the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium (1996), and the college’s first distance learning programs (1998).

  • Championed the establishment of program and department business advisory boards in accounting and finance, information systems, international business programs, management, and marketing.

  • Championed credit and non-credit courses focusing on business etiquette and professional development, workplace diversity, leadership, oral and written communication, and teamwork.

  • Supported the infusion of information technology within the college, which resulted in the first college-wide website (1995), first college-wide Intranet for faculty and staff (2005) and Web 2.0 technologies (2009), Mason Companies CyberLab (2007), and a college-wide laptop requirement (2009).

  • Added Health Care Administration (2007) and ROTC to the college (2010).

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