Executive-in-Residence Program

The program was initiated in Spring 2002 to: 

  • Offer students and faculty the opportunity to learn from business leaders about the challenges faced when working in the global business arena
  • Provide executive guidance to students preparing to enter the marketplace for employment
  • Further enhance the school's partnerships with the business community


Held twice each academic year, the Executive-in-Residence program complements and strengthens the student's classroom experience by offering real-world illustrations of the key issues encountered when managing a business firm. In sharing their vision and experiences, the high level executives help bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide insight into how difficult business decisions are made. 

Students learn from these business perspectives and gain awareness that future success can be achieved through continued academic growth and development. Executives also meet with university leaders and faculty from the school to exchange ideas on how the university and business community can partner together for mutual benefit.

Presented in an engaging atmosphere, participants have the opportunity to raise questions on issues of interest and from this interaction gain an appreciation of how executives make decisions, motivate, and manage. Executives find the experience to be very beneficial and gratifying in knowing they are playing an important role in shaping America's future business leaders.

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The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
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