Monthly Archives: December 2011

SBA Journal 2011: Part 2

The second of a two-part series where I take a look back at significant news and events at the SBA in 2011.

SBA News

We received generous donations totaling $300,000 for our Undergraduate Leadership Development Program (ULDP). These gifts brought us halfway to endowing this high-level program, and we offered a number of leadership sessions.

We hired a great group of talented faculty, and they have been busy pursuing research and teaching. I’ll be writing about their accomplishments in upcoming posts.

We initiated and …Read Full Article

SBA Journal 2011: Part 1

Here in a two-part series I take a look back at significant news and events from the SBA in 2011.


World News

USD was named the No. 1 university in percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad. Through the Ahlers Center for International Business at the SBA, students can take courses that include International Comparative Management in Istanbul and Berlin, Leadership in Shanghai and Beijing, or European Business Environment in London, Paris and Rome.

The Social Innovation Challenge at USD was sponsored by …Read Full Article

E-card from down the hill

Shown here:  About half of our “down-the-hill” faculty and staff

Happy Holidays from our team “down the hill.” We are all looking forward to the day when we can be together “up the hill” on campus.

The SBA’s downhill offices include some faculty and Centers of Excellence: Ahlers Center for International Business, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, Center for Peace and Commerce, and Supply Chain Management Institute.


Not naughty, all nice

Manzur Rahman, Associate Dean; me; Tom Dalton, Director of Undergraduate Programs; David Light, Associate Dean

To Santa: All the deans have been behaving well. Cookies are on the table in the conference room—help yourself. We have just a few requests for filling our SBA stocking this year…

Sirius XM for the golf carts that take us up and down the hill to work with our colleagues who don’t fit in our building on campus
Outdoor party tents to serve as expanded classroom …Read Full Article

All I want for Christmas…

Dreamin’ Dean

…is a new building for the School of Business.

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