Thursday, August 27, 2015

Anderson New Home For Parker Center For Family Business

Jim and Linda Parker

The Anderson School of Management is now the new home for the Parker Center for Family Business (PCFB).  In a unanimous vote, the UNM Board of Regents approved bringing the PCFB under the leadership of the business school. Click below to read more and, additionally, please visit the articles in The Albuquerque Journal and Albuquerque Business First for more information.

SHRM Welcome Back Event

Career Week 2015

Anderson School of Management's Career Services is presenting several networking and professional development events designed to help Anderson students and alumni polish strategies and skills to find a career they love.

Find all the events and preregister HERE!

John Benavidez Featured In UNMProud

UNMProud, a new UNM website that features stories on notable students, faculty, staff, and alumni, recently profiled Anderson School of Management's John Benavidez.

The article detailed Benavidez's dedication to providing students with real-world experience, focusing on his mentorship in Anderson marketing campaign and competitions. Anderson marketing students recently took top honors in the Energy and Jobs Tomorrow Case Challenge, a national student marketing competition sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) that included 20 teams from universities across the country.

Find the entire article HERE. Congratulations, John!

New Building Forum

Within the next few years, the Anderson School of Management could have a brand new look. Plans are underway for the construction of a new building to house the UNM Business School. Students, faculty and staff are invited to find out more at project forums next week in the Student Union Building.  Project forums will be held on September 2 and 3 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. in the SUB Atrium. 

The Anderson School of Management, in partnership with UNM administration and external stakeholders, is making substantial progress on finalizing the planning, obtaining the remaining funding, and moving forward with the construction of a new building. Once completed, the new facility will create a vibrant and welcoming learning community for years to come.

The existing building has served the School well since its construction in the late 1960s. However, space requirements, technology, and other infrastructure needs of an AACSB accredited business school have moved beyond the capabilities of the current facility. The School faces challenges including small classrooms, inadequate space for team-based learning and collaborative projects, and a shortage of office and other space necessary to maintain faculty and grow enrollment.  In short, the building is no longer competitive with those of other business schools, thus, affecting potential faculty and students' decisions to locate or study in New Mexico.

The plan for a new building includes utilizing the location of the current building.  Construction of the new structure will be done in phases. The first phase will be a new four story classroom/lab/office building in the site of the existing parking lot just north of the Anderson School. This phase will provide approximately 65,000 square feet of advanced educational space.  The funding for this phase is from the McKinnon Family gift and projected University of New Mexico issued revenue bonds. The target date for this building is Fall 2018/Spring 2019.

The second phase will include the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a second four-story addition.  Phase II is expected to be similar in size to the first phase. When all phases are completed, UNM Anderson will have flexible facilities designed to meet the School's projected instructional office space, and enrollment needs for decades to come.  The timeframe for completion of the second phase will be dependent upon obtaining further private and public funding. 

“A new facility will allow the Anderson School to continue to attract outstanding faculty, staff, and students,” says Interim Dean Craig White.  “These individuals are the key to ongoing success in our research and educational mission. We look forward to celebrating the building's completion with all supporters of the University of New Mexico.”

More information can be found at the new Anderson School of Management Building webpage.

Information Assurance Scholarship For Service

A National Science Foundation grant has made possible a scholarship for UNM students seeking a Masters degree in Information Assurance.

Scholarship Program Highlights:

• Pursue a Master's degree in Information Assurance at UNM.
• Scholarship pays all costs for three semesters: $2,600 per month stipend, all tuition & fees, book allowance, travel allowance and health insurance reimbursement.
• Customize the degree program to your background and career goals: computer & network security, computer forensics, white collar crime, auditing, and compliance.
• Complete a summer internship with a Federal agency in Washington, D.C.

After graduation, work in the Federal CyberCorps for at least two years.

For more information, please click HERE.

Anderson Students Take Top Honors In National Marketing Challenge

Left to right: Morgan Kennedy, Kelvin Krupiak, Jacob McConkey, Ruben Macias, David Baca, Alexandria Chavez

Undergraduate marketing students from the UNM Anderson School of Management took top honors in the Energy and Jobs Tomorrow Case Challenge, a national student marketing competition sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) that included 20 teams from universities across the country.

Anderson Alum Andy Lim Speaks At Greater Albuquerque Chamber Of Commerce

GACC CEO Teri Cole and Andy Lim. Photo credit: Dan Mayfield, Albuquerque Business First
Lavu CEO and Anderson School of Management alumni Andy Lim recently spoke at the annual Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Lavu is a computerized restaurant point-of-sale system that processed over $3 billion in sales last year and recently received $15 million in funding from Aldrich Capital Partners.

An account of Lim's presentation can be read HERE at Albuquerque Business First.

Faculty Promotions

The following members of Anderson School of Management's faculty have achieved promotions after review processes.

Accounting:  Robert Gary was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Matthew Pickard and Ling Zhou both received renewed three-year contracts. Ann Brooks was promoted to senior lecturer.

Marketing and Information and Decision Sciences:  Dimitri Kapelianis was promoted to associate professor and was granted tenure.

Organizational Studies:  David Cavazos and Kathryn Jacobson were both promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Finance, International, Technology, and Entrepreneurship:  Maryann Majadillas and Saurabh Ahluwalia both received renewed three-year contracts.

Congratulations to all!

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Message From The Dean

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed the summer and are ready for a productive fall semester. The fall is always fast paced and packed with activity. Beyond the experience and knowledge you will gain in the classroom, I encourage you to take advantage of the broad set of opportunities available to you here at the Anderson School. From student groups to career services, there are a number of ways to add to your experience that will benefit your studies and help identify areas of interest. If you are unsure where to begin, the faculty and staff are an outstanding resource to help “point you in the right direction.” We are happy you are back and look forward to a great semester!

Anderson Welcomes Shawn Berman As New Associate Dean

Dr. Shawn Berman is the newly appointed Associate Dean of the UNM Anderson School.  He is the Anderson Alumni Endowed Professor of Management in the Department of Organizational Studies and serves as a Bill Daniels Business Ethics Fellow.

Dr. Berman came to UNM Anderson in 2007.  Previously, he served on the faculties of Boston University and Santa Clara University, where he served as a Fellow to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.  He earned his PhD in Strategic Management from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and holds a BA from Occidental College.

“I look forward to this opportunity to serve the Anderson Community,” says Dr. Berman.  “I am excited about helping lead Anderson into the future and exploring new ways to make our great school even greater.  In this role I hope to serve as an advocate for our students, faculty, staff, and programs.”

Interim Dean Craig White says Dr. Berman will excel in his new role.  “Shawn is an excellent leader with a strong background in research and teaching.”

Follow Anderson Online!

Anderson School of Management keeps its students, faculty, and staff abreast of news, activities, events, and more on a variety of social media platforms apart from This Is Anderson. Below are some links to keep you connected!

UNM Anderson's Facebook Page

Anderson's Instagram

Anderson Alumni LinkedIn

Anderson on YouTube

Anderson's General Twitter Account

Craig White, Dean (Twitter)

Kate Williams, Career Services (Twitter)

Leslie Venzuela, PR (Twitter)

Darrell Garcia, Senior Alumni Relations Officer (Twitter)

Anderson's Department of Accounting (Twitter)

Anderson Seeks Nominations For Hall Of Fame

The Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame has recognized the best and the brightest of our alumni for the past 27 years. As such, Hall of Fame inductees chosen to receive this prestigious award should not only meet the high standards established for the honor, but they should be individuals of character and integrity, who are also noted for their community involvement.

For more information on the nomination process, please click HERE.

MS-ISA Program Has 100% Job Placement

MS-ISA Candidates from Spring 2015 celebrate earning their degrees.

Albuquerque Business First recently reported that Anderson School of Management's Master of Science in Information Science and Assurance (MS-ISA) program not only has 100% job placement, but that enrollment is set to double by 2016.

The program was launched in Fall 2014. Nine students were the first candidates to receive their degrees. Those students were followed by 14 additional graduates in May 2015.

Dr. Steve Burd, MS-ISA program director, said that he expected fall enrollment to be 55-60 students, and anticipated those numbers rising to 80 by 2016.

To read the full article, please click HERE.

Ryan Berryman Appointed Student Regent

University of New Mexico student Ryan Berryman has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to replace Student Regent Heidi Overton, whose term expired.

“My passion for this university was a lifetime in the making," Berryman said. "I am the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college.”

Berryman, a native of Sandia Park, N.M., graduated this past May with Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Operations Management. He completed his undergraduate studies with a 3.96 cumulative GPA with a summa cum laude designation from the UNM Honors College.

Additionally, Berryman was a research and creative member on an Anderson School of Management marketing team that competed and took top honors in the Credit Karma Campus Challenge sponsored by Edventure Partners and Credit Karma.

He begins his studies toward a Master of Business Administration this fall.

UNM Hosts Cyber Security Camp

The University of New Mexico hosted a two-week Cyber Security Camp in July. The Anderson School of Management's Dr. Stephen Burd in conjunction with the Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE) presented a variety of topics including information security principles and assessments, digital forensics, security concepts with Linux, attack and defense tools and scenarios, and academic and career pathways in cybersecurity and information assurance as well as a visit to the FBI Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.

The program was featured on KRQE news; the feature can be found HERE.

Alumni News

L-R: Ann Rhoades, Michael Padilla, Leslie Hoffman

Ann Rhoades (MBA ’85) has been selected as the new UNM Alumni Association President. Ms. Rhoades is a popular, nationally recognized speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build a strong service culture. She was part of the team that launched JetBlue and helped Southwest Airlines and Doubletree Hotels become known throughout the world for their high performing cultures. She is the founding Executive Vice President of People, JetBlue Airways and President of People Ink.  

Leslie Hoffman (EMBA ’09), and Michael Padilla (BBA ’03, MBA ’07) were both elected to serve on the UNM Alumni Board of Directors.

Leslie Hoffman began her career as a journalist, but a tour in the Peace Corps in El Salvador swayed her career pursuits toward community development. She worked as a microfinance practitioner and manager with Acción New Mexico * Arizona * Colorado for eight years before beginning her own consulting group, LEH Consulting. She is particularly interested in small for-profit and non-profit businesses.  She is a member of the APS Education Foundation Board, on the board of the Hank Trewhitt Alumni Award, and teaches marketing and microfinance undergraduate business courses at UNM Anderson and is a guest lecturer for the CNM entrepreneurship program.

Michael Padilla grew up in New Mexico and aspired to be a Lobo from a young age. Michael graduated from Los Lunas High School, and attended UNM on the Lottery Scholarship. While at UNM, Michael was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and UNM Trailblazers. Through the Anderson School of Management, Michael received a BBA in Accounting in 2003. Michael returned to Anderson to receive an MBA in 2007. Since then, he has worked as an auditor for the Albuquerque based CPA firm, REDW, and for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Michael moved to Orlando, Florida in 2013 with his wife Ashley (also an Anderson Alum) to work for Starwood Hotels. Michael is a licensed CPA, CFE, and CIA. While in Florida, he still follows the Lobos whenever he can, and often listens to Lobo games on the radio.

Congratulations to all!