COB Dean Oswald Elected to Serve on the Board of Directors for SBAA
Congratulations to College of Business dean, Sharon Oswald, who was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Southern Business Administration Association! The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is the regional association of collegiate business programs offered by colleges and universities in the southern US. In addition to the south, its members are located in the northeast, the mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the west, and Canada. The mission of SBAA is to improve management education by providing networking opportunities for business educators, showcasing best practices, promoting innovation in teaching and scholarship, and encouraging leadership in the management of educational programs.
Three COB Students Elected to MSU's 2014 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to COB Students Mary Gates Talbot, Jonathan Lancaster and Chloe Sullivan who were elected to serve on MSU's Homecoming Court this year! Talbot is a management and marketing double-major and 2014 Senior Maid; Lancaster is a senior accounting major and 2014 Mr. MSU; and Sullivan is a pre-accounting major and 2014 Sophomore Maid.
Mauldin Named Director of Adkerson School of Accountancy
Dr. Shawn Mauldin has been hired as the new Director of the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. Dr. Maudlin currently serves as the Dean of the College of Business at Nicholls State University and holds the Cenac Chair in Accounting. He previously served as Department Head in Accounting and Business Law. Dr. Mauldin holds a B.S. and MBA from Nicholls State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. He is the past president of the Louisiana Society of CPAs and a board member of the American Institute of CPAs. Dr. Mauldin is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accounting Accreditation Committee. Dr. Mauldin will officially take over as Director on April 1, 2015.
College of Business Names 2014 Alumni Fellow
Boyce Adams, Sr. has been selected as the 2014 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business. Adams is the co-founder, president and CEO of BankTel Systems in Columbus, MS. He has participated in a number of COB events recently, including volunteering as a speaker for our Career Chats event and Beta Gamma Sigma induction, and serving as a judge for the annual E-Week competition in the spring. Adams is a member of the COB Executive Advisory Board and a major supporter of the Entrepreneurship Program. He will be recognized during a reception on Friday, October 31.
Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Tommy Nusz
Tommy Nusz, founder, chairman and CEO of Oasis Petroleum, Inc. spoke to a college-wide audience in Taylor Auditorium as part of our Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, October 10. Nusz, a 1982 Petroleum Engineering grad, is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy of the United States and played significant roles in both the 1999 and 2003 NPC studies on North American natural gas.
MSU's Entrepreneurship Program is now a part of the College of Business!
The MSU Entrepreneurship Program is now officially a part of the College of Business! This allows the program to focus its mission on student/faculty start-ups as well as open doors to new opportunities to further joint collaboration across campus. This fall, the COB will begin renovations to a large space on the 1st floor of McCool Hall to house the state-of-the-art MSU Entrepreneurship Center.
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