You are here: Home / News Release Archives / 2013 / March / Dean Approves Sustainability Strategic Plan for Smeal

Dean Approves Sustainability Strategic Plan for Smeal

Dean Charles Whiteman has approved the Sustainability Strategic Plan for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, further positioning Smeal to be a leader in sustainability efforts across the University.
March 21, 2013

Dean Charles Whiteman has approved the Sustainability Strategic Plan for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, further positioning Smeal to be a leader in sustainability efforts across the University.

The Sustainability Strategic Plan was developed by a task force that includes wide representation from Smeal, including faculty, staff, and students. The plan emphasizes ways that Smeal can make an impact in this area through its curriculum, faculty research, and service to the community.

“Part of our vision for Smeal is that we become a leader among business schools in the area of sustainability through our teaching, research, and outreach,” said Whiteman. “Educating our students in this area will help them to add value in their future professions, and emphasizing sustainability in our research and service will underscore our commitment to making an impact on not just our students but the world around us.”

Gerald Susman, Klein Professor Emeritus of Management and director of the Smeal Sustainability Council, has been designated to lead the charge in implementing the plan’s recommendations.

Smeal’s sustainability efforts were first solidified in the 2008-2013 strategic plan, which called for the college to create a research center dedicated to the study of sustainable business practices as part of the strategic goal of enhancing the college’s dialogue with society.

As a first step, the college formed the Smeal Sustainability Council, which assisted in the development of the Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Read more about Smeal’s sustainability efforts, or visit the Smeal Sustainability Council’s website.

Recent News
Smeal's Multimedia Team Recognized for Providing Valuable Student Service 24 Jul

A group of Smeal College of Business staff members were recently recognized for their efforts to provide students with professional portraits for their LinkedIn profiles. The Penn State Information Technology Resource Responsibility award was granted to the Resource, Instruction, and Information Technology (RIIT) Group’s Multimedia Team.

Company Looks to Penn State Smeal for Next Generation Supply Chain Talent 23 Jul

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is one of only two schools from which Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer headquartered in New Jersey, actively recruits for its Supply Chain Leader Development Program. This leadership program for supply chain graduates is an 18-month program that introduces new graduates to the various roles and responsibilities of leadership at the company.

Management and Organization's Gioia Reflects on GM Crisis 11 Jul

When GM began recalling vehicles in February because of an ignition-switch problem, the situation brought back early career memories for Denny Gioia. Currently, the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Gioia once worked as recall coordinator for Ford Motor Company.

Inaugural Executive MBA Leadership Forum Addresses Issues in Health Care 09 Jul

Early last month, the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program hosted its inaugural Senior Leadership Forum, an opportunity for current and prospective students as well as program alumni to come together to discuss business and leadership.

Ghadar's Recent Book on Immigration's Benefits Garners Media Attention 08 Jul

Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for Our Nation’s Future, authored by Penn State Smeal College of Business’ William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning Fariborz Ghadar, has garnered much media attention since its release in March of this year.

More Recent News... More Recent News...