After much hard work, the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business was awarded reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
We all put in a lot of effort and it was acknowledged by AACSB. New policies along with a renewed commitment to recruiting allowed us to reverse a downward trend and increase enrollment in the College. A new minor was added in Entrepreneurship and new faculty joined our ranks. One of our students was profiled on NBC and one of our faculty/staff was regularly profiled on TV and in the newspapers. Alumni regularly returned to campus to interface with students and to give back. Over 100 companies participated in the classroom and scores of students attended networking events. Faculty were commended for their teaching, research, and publications. Altogether between students, faculty, staff, and alumni; the College donated countless hours to community service.
As always, the priority of the College is to expand opportunities for our students. Of the 75 students that graduated on May 13, a majority have already secured full-time employment and/or admission to graduate school. The list of employers includes companies like Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Allmond & Company, KPMG, Federal Reserve, Dominion, Northwestern Mutual, and Capital Area Health Agency. The list of graduate schools include George Washington University, Louisiana State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Southern University. In addition, our students received first prizes in State-wide College and University competitions.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our students, staff, faculty, University Administration, alumni and industry partners for another successful year. Our young professionals are performing so well. Every semester our team of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry raises the bar setting even higher expectations that always are fulfilled. That for me defines success! Sincerely,
Dr. Emmanuel Omojokun