Livingston New Director of Executive MBA Program in Dallas
Kate Livingston has been named as the new director of the Executive MBA program in Dallas for Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. In her new role, Livingston will be responsible for managing, marketing and administering all aspects of Baylor’s Executive MBA Program in Dallas.
Livingston comes to Baylor from the University of New Mexico, where she was associate dean for Executive Education and Community Outreach, serving on the executive leadership team for the Anderson Schools of Management.
Endowed Chair Positions Given to Outstanding Faculty Accounting Scholars
Dr. Brett Wilkinson and Dr. Bill Thomas have recently been named Endowed Chair holders. Wilkinson was named The Roderick L. Holmes Chair of Accountancy, and Thomas, The KPMG -Thomas L. Holton Chair of Accounting. An endowed position is reserved for outstanding scholars who exemplify a commitment to research, as well as teaching.
New Research Centers in Real Estate Selling and Nonprofit Studies
Baylor University Regents approved the creation of two new research centers in the Hankamer School of Business. The new centers are The Keller Center and the Center for Nonprofit Studies.
“The Keller Center will provide innovative research related to real estate buyers and sellers that will be of immediate benefit to stakeholders in the real estate industry,” said Dr. Terry S. Maness, dean of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
The Center for Nonprofit Studies will contribute to the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by focusing research efforts on critical problems facing the nonprofit community, providing undergraduates with course sequences that can be added as minors to both business and non-business majors, and offering nonprofit managers access to best practices among such organizations.
Student-Managed Investment Fund Contributes $210,000 To Scholarships
For the fourth straight year, the Baylor University Athletic Department will receive a generous financial contribution from the Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund. After being presented with gifts from the fund totaling $450,000 over the past three years, a $210,000 donation from the fund was given to the department during halftime of the men’s basketball game at the Ferrell Center between Baylor and Texas Tech.
New Course in Forensic Economics Teaches Students How to Assess Damages in Litigation
Beginning this semester, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will be the only school in Texas offering a class in Forensic Economics. In fact, only a handful of universities in the entire United States offer a comparable course.
Accounting Students Outscore Others on CPA Exams
Baylor University students from the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and Master of Tax (MTax) degree programs had a higher pass rate on the Texas CPA exam than any other graduate program in the state and second nationwide, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy statistics about the 2005 CPA exam results.
BBA Degree Awarded to Oldest Recipient in History of Baylor University
M.L. “Hub” Northen enrolled at Baylor University in 1925. 81 years later, he received his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA). At 100 years old, Northen is the oldest person ever to obtain a degree from Baylor.
Baylor Business Review, Spring 2007