Graduate Management News

May 2016

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  • Catholic University Receives $15 gift, renames business school. The university plans to renovate and relocate its business and economics school with the aid of a record $15 million donation. The $15 million gift, from the Busch Family Foundation, is the largest financial commitment to the Washington, DC-based university ever, school officials said. As a result, the school will be renamed the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics. Tim Busch is founder and CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group and The Busch Firm, both based in Irvine, Calif. He is also co-founder and chairman of the board of The Napa Institute. Busch finishes a 12-year tenure on the university’s board of trustees this year. Catholic also received $10 million from the Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Charitable Foundation, $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation, and $5 million from Joe Della Ratta, a 1953 alumnus.

  • University of Buffalo School of Management appoints new dean. Paul E. Tesluk, the interim dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Management since July, has been permanently named to the post. Tesluk’s appointment follows an international search for a replacement for Arjang A. Assad, who stepped down as dean of the management school after nearly seven years to lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. Tesluk has taught at UB since 2011 and is an expert in the academic fields of leadership, team effectiveness and organizational performance.

  • Robinson College of Business receives gift to fund Delta Student Success Center. A $2 million gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation will allow Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business to create a physical space that will help students develop business communication skills, access experiential learning opportunities, and connect with businesses for internships and job opportunities. The Delta Student Success Center will house Robinson’s recently repurposed Career Advancement Center, the Office of Undergraduate Assistance and the soon-to-be launched Office of Experiential Learning. A centerpiece of the Delta Student Success Center will be its Office of Experiential Learning, which will support a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs for students.