From Dean Tom Gilligan: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fredrickson as Chair of the Management Department beginning June 1, 2010. Jim has conducted influential research in the field of strategic management for more than 25 years, publishing both theoretical and empirical work on topics such as strategic decision processes, organizational structure, top management teams, boards of directors, and executive compensation.
From Dean Tom Gilligan: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Hoyer as Chair of the Marketing Department beginning June 1, 2010. Wayne holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Walking onto a campus of some 50,000 students and 21,000 faculty and staff can be daunting, not just for new University of Texas students but also their parents. Luckily there is an organization that recognizes parents and families as an integral part of the UT community and encourages their participation in a number of ways.
Austin American-Statesman Feb. 27, 2010 Local companies are increasing or at least maintaining recruiting efforts as the next crop of college graduates prepare to enter the job market. Velma Arney, (right) director of undergraduate career services at the McCombs School was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman on hiring conditions in Central Texas.
Today we are launching a new program for UT students and alumni to promote creative problem-solving on the campus. The Ideas of Texas will give each of you an opportunity to contribute ideas to enhance teaching, research, student life, and the alumni experience, increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve our effectiveness. The Ideas of Texas allows you to share, review, and vote on ideas to advance our mission.
McCombs alumni are invited to return to campus this Saturday, March 6 for Explore UT, the “Biggest Open House in Texas.” Bring your children or grandchildren to your favorite spots on campus or stop by to hear distinguished faculty members lecture about a current topic. McCombs will even add business flair to activities including trivia, a bean bag toss, face painting, and a fashion show.
Michael Granof, the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting, was appointed to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) by the Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees.