Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Message From Dean Brown


In academia, a “capstone” course provides an opportunity to review and synthesize learnings in that field. Being Dean at Anderson has been the capstone course to my career.  It brought to bear my previous experience in the local and national business community, experience in State Government, service in many non-profit enterprises, and volunteer service at UNM and other institutions.  Equally important as the experience has been the network of acquaintances that has accumulated.  It is remarkable how frequently simply knowing someone establishes a basis of trust and enables one to get things done.

No position has provided me more personal satisfaction and fulfillment.  The satisfaction comes from working with such a dedicated team of faculty and staff with unwavering support from our boards and members of the community.  The fulfillment comes from knowing we at Anderson are helping young lives grow and flourish.  Thank you all!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Publication Announcement

Professor Ryan Jacobson has recently had the following accepted for publication in Journal of Research on Adolescence:

Familism values, perspective taking, and prosocial moral reasoning: Predicting prosocial tendencies among Mexican American adolescents. (Knight, G. P., Carlo, G., Basilio, C. D., & Jacobson, R. P.)

The article uses a developmental perspective to investigate why Mexican Americans (adolescents and adults) tend to be more prosocial in number of ways than other ethnic groups. The authors found that familism values/practices (e.g., shared early childcaring) tend to encourage the development of perspective taking abilities--which in turn promote prosocial behavior
Congratulations, Ryan!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Joint Paper Accepted For Publication

Department of Organizational Studies Chair Dr. Jacqueline Hood, Dr. Kathryn Jacobson, Dr. Harry Van Buren III.

Department of Organizational Studies Chair Jacqueline Hood and Professors Kathryn Jacobson and Harry Van Buren had a paper accepted for publication.

Their joint paper Beyond (but including) the CEO: Diffusing CSR in Organizations will be published in the journal Business and Society Review.

Harry has also had the following papers accepted:  Competitive Advantage Through Maintaining Legitimacy and Trust With Key Stakeholders: The Case of Chemicals in Consumer Products, in Business & Society (with Caroline Scruggs, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico) and Global Business Norms and Islamic Views of Women’s Employment, in Business Ethics Quarterly (with Jawad Syed, University of Huddersfield). 

Congratulations to all!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Anderson Faculty Promotions and Recognition

The following Anderson School of Management Associate Professors have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor:  Rob DelCampo and Harry Van Buren, Department of Organizational Studies, and Steven Yourstone, Marketing, Information Systems, Information Assurance, & Operations Management.

The following Anderson School of Management Assistant Professors have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure:  Jack Su, Marketing, Information Systems, Information Assurance, & Operations Management; Raj Mahto, Finance, International, Technology, & Entrepreneurship; Karen Patterson, Department of Organizational Studies.

Assistant Professor Ryan Jacobson also received a positive acclamation in his T-3 review process.

Congratulations to all!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Anderson and AIBA Pitch In For Fire Relief

The Anderson School of Management served as a drop-off site for donations for those affected by the Assayii Lake Fire on the Navajo Nation.

The American Indian Business Association student organization, led by Jaye Francis, coordinated the effort and transported several truckloads of food, clothing, and personal necessities to Naschitti Chapter House, one of the command centers near the fire.  Moving stories of homes and livestock lost to the fire spurred the students to further spread the word of items needed for victims and evacuees.

Many thanks to those who gave so generously, and to Jaye and AIBA for launching and organizing the donation initiative.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome New Student Employees

The Anderson School of Management is pleased to announce the arrival of Ryan Sishc and Bronwyn Schell, new student employees.

Student employees are valuable assets to the Anderson School, supporting staff, faculty, and students via a diverse number of tasks ranging from front desk customer service to document copying to guiding lost freshmen through the confusing first weeks of a new semester.

Ryan is an Education major, specializing in Secondary English education with a focus on literature. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and painting. Ryan anticipates graduating in 2016.

Bronwyn is a History/Archaeology major with an anticipated graduation date of 2015. She has participated in advanced Spanish fluency immersion programs in Mexico and Costa Rica. Bronwyn enjoys reading in her free time and is an avid hiker.

Welcome to Ryan and Bronwyn!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Staff Appreciation Month Book Exchange

As part of Staff Appreciation Month, the popular Book Exchange will be held on Tuesday, July 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the south, north and main campuses, held at the SUB, Lobo Ballrooms A&B, or North Campus, Domenici West, room 2112. Staff members have the opportunity to take as many items as you would like from our collection.

Donations can be left at the front desk of Anderson School of Management, second floor, west wing, or at the following locations:

South Campus - SSSC Front Desk.

North Campus - Cancer Research Facility Front Desk, College of Pharmacy Front Desk, Multi-Disciplinary Research Facility Suite 208, UNMH Ortho 2ACC Front Office, BMSB Common Area and BMSB Room 335.

Main Campus - Zimmerman Library South Entrance, University Advisement & Enrichment Center Lobby.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Director Of Advisement: Tracy Wilkey

Anderson School of Management is pleased to announce that Tracy Wilkey is the new director of Advisement and Career Services.

Tracy brings more than 8 years of professional experience in student advocacy to her new role. As an enthusiastic champion of higher education and development for Anderson students, Tracy provides an integrated approach to academic advising, simultaneously promoting dual paths of academic and career achievement.

Prior to her position at Anderson, Tracy worked with the Global Business Program for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, as well as a math instructor for middle school students in Tucson.  She has experience fundraising for a children’s charity in New York City and as an admissions counselor for the University of Idaho. Tracy believes that students are the drivers of their own success, and that with the right level of support and encouragement, students can accomplish their goals.

Tracy graduated with her Bachelor degrees in Economics and French from the University of Arizona.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Leslie Oakes Named Accounting Chair

Based on the strong support of the Accounting Department faculty and her outstanding record, the Anderson School of Management is pleased to announce that Dr. Leslie Oakes has agreed to be Chair of the Accounting Department effective June 2, 2014.  Dr. Oakes promoted and helped develop Anderson’s first full semester course in nonprofit accounting and was central in developing a certificate program through the Management Development Center to provide nonprofit management training.

Dr. Oakes has been involved in promoting financial management for New Mexico nonprofits for nearly 15 years. As part of her continuing support for the United Way, she has taught nonprofit management in Albuquerque, Taos, Roswell, and Gallup for the New Mexico Community Loan Fund, and has provided training for individual nonprofits across the state. She serves on several nonprofit finance committees and is currently the head of the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless’ finance committee and a member of their board. She has been published in accounting and management journals in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Congratulations to Leslie!

Read Anderson's Newsletter Online!

The newest edition of Anderson School of Management's print newsletter is now online. Some of the many features in this issue:  a farewell to Dean Doug Brown, an introduction to incoming interim Dean Craig White, a preview of the new Parker Center for Family Business, and a roundup of student and faculty accomplishments that occurred during the Fall and Spring semester.


Garry O. Ridge at McKinnon Lecture Series

Ian McKinnon, Sonnet McKinnon, Garry Ridge, Craig White, and Doug Brown at the Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.

On Thursday, May 22, the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series presented 'It's All About the People: the principles and practices that build a highly engaged tribe,' a lecture with Distinguished CEO Garry O. Ridge, President and CEO of the WD-40 Company.

Mr. Ridge shared his philosophy for creating a culture of care, candor, accountability and responsibility within the work place and discussed Tribal Leadership, giving examples of how this type of leadership gives employees, or "tribal members," a sense of identity and belonging, and how that benefits the company as a whole.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband, D. Ian McKinnon, as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School.

Anderson Key In Strategic Development

Dr. Steve Walsh
When Tom Anderson of Customizabooks LLC wanted to sell his digital children's book apps outside defined and traditional markets, he consulted Anderson School of Management Professor Steve Walsh, Interim Dean Craig White, and Anderson students Ryan Brown, Rebecca Anderson, and Nathan Tafoya to develop a commercialization strategy and new customer base. The students also helped with advanced graphics and animations in Customizabooks' mobile apps. The collaboration helped Anderson to secure funding.

Congratulations to all!

Career Services News

During the spring 2014 semester, 101 employer partners visited the Anderson campus to connect with and recruit Anderson undergraduate and graduate students.   512 students took advantage of these professional development opportunities, including a Summer Internship Fair, Business Etiquette Dinner, and four industry-specific networking events. 

The January Internship Fair for BBA and MBA/MACCT students hosted 30 employers with 100+ summer internship opportunities available to Anderson students.  Throughout March and April, over 150 jobs and internship opportunities were made available to students and alumni as a result of our four industry networking events. 

Here are the companies who are hiring Anderson students and investing in the next generation of business leaders.

Accounting & Consulting Group, LLP
Adelante Development Center, Inc.
Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque Council for International Visitors
Albuquerque Police Department
American Society for Training & Development
Ardham Technologies
Array Technologies
Avalon Trust
AXA Advisors
Bernalillo County Corp
City of Albuquerque
Colliers International
Competitive Edge Wealth Management LLC
Copart Auto Auction
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dashing Delivery
Deep Dive Coders
DMC Logistics
Edward Jones
Enterprise Holdings
Evolve AES
Express Employment Professionals
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Federated Insurance
Fidelity Investments
Firestone Complete Auto Care
George K. Baum & Company
Green Theme Technologies LLC
Heads Up Landscape Contractors
Heritage Home Healthcare
Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Hinkle + Landers
Homewise, Inc.
Improve Group
International Cooperative Education
Lavu, Inc.
Lobo Club
McKee Wallwork & Company
Mednet, Inc.
Moss Adams LLP
Mt. Taylor Machine, LLC
National Electric/Nicor
New Mexico Economic Development Department
New Mexico State Personnel Office
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
New Mexico Technology Council
New York Life
NM Green Chamber of Commerce
NM Taxation & Revenue Dept.
Northwestern Mutual
NOVA Corp.
P4Q USA, Inc.
Pain-Free Technology & Marketing Solutions
PR Newswire
Public Accountancy Board
Pulakos CPAs
R. Greenleaf Organics, Inc.
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation
Rio Grande, A Berkshire Hathaway Company
Roadrunner Food Bank
Robert Half
Roses Southwest Papers, Inc.
Sabio Systems
Sandia National Laboratories
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
State of New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
State Personnel Office
Summit Electric Supply
Target Corporation
The American Society for Training and Development
United Blood Services
United States Marine Corps
US Forest Service
W3PR, Inc.
Wood You Recycle!
Yucca Group, LLC.

Anderson Increases Visibility On Twitter

Anderson School of Management is rising in the ranks of social media.

Graduates from the Anderson School are encouraged to tweet during the graduation ceremony. According to statistics compiled by Project Assistant Nicole Capehart, Anderson's graduation visibility on Twitter increased substantially this spring from its initial emergence in 2013, and that includes a large uptick in the number of Twitter followers.

Below is the statistical breakdown that details the increase in graduation tweets from fall 2013 to spring 2014.

Keep up with the Anderson School of Management's most up-to-date news with the following social media outlets:  Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Dr. Brody Presents Fraud Seminar

Professor Rich Brody conducted an international fraud seminar on June 3rd to personnel from SIGAR (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) in the Washington, D.C. area, and simulcast to their offices in Kabul. The audience was comprised of auditors, investigators, attorneys, analysts and management personnel.

Dr. Rich Brody's presentations include the anatomy of fraudsters, the detection and prevention of fraud, the profile of fraudsters and the conditions which enable fraud with reference to the Fraud Triangle. Dr. Brody has given talks to the Attorney General's office, the FBI, and the NSA.