Citing a desire to return to teaching and research after 11 years as the leader of two colleges at Penn State, James B. Thomas will resign from his position as the John and Becky Surma Dean of the Smeal College of Business effective upon the naming of a replacement. Thomas, who has served as Smeal dean since 2006, will return to the college faculty as a professor.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is celebrating the opening of a new exhibit showcasing student and faculty artwork with a reception Sept. 9 in the Business Building Atrium. The kickoff event marks the opening of the college's Art in the Atrium project. It starts at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Officials from the United Arab Emirates recently visited Penn State's University Park campus to explore ways in which Penn State Executive Programs can assist in meeting the country's workforce development needs.
Penn State is the No. 1 school in the country among recruiters from leading companies, nonprofits and government agencies, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper surveyed 479 recruiters and asked them to identify the schools "whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and best able to succeed once hired."
Ryan Mallett and Rama Murugan, second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent their summers as Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellows and identified more than $13.3 million in energy savings for their host companies.
Eleven deans from leading business schools will meet with corporate leaders at a symposium hosted by American Express and the Penn State Smeal College of Business tomorrow in New York to forge a new partnership in promoting business ethics in academia and corporate America.
Former U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley's guest speaker appearance at the Smeal College of Business, scheduled for Sept. 24, has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program has joined the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' University Partnership Program, a national higher education effort aimed at expanding scholarship opportunities for Hispanic MBA students.