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Mission, Goals and Functions

The College of Business Board of Advisors was formed in 1985 to enhance the liaison between the JMU College of Business and the business community. The board provides advice to the dean and faculty and assists the college in advancing its overall commitment to excellence.

The objectives of the board are:

  • to provide advice and counsel to the dean, faculty and students to assist the college in relating its programs and curriculum to the changing needs of business and society;

  • to participate in the strategic planning process and development of programs to ensure the accomplishment of objectives;

  • to provide advice and assistance to the dean and faculty on matters related to faculty development;

  • to support such programs as the Executive Speakers Forum, Executive-in-Residence and seminars/conferences sponsored by the Center for Professional Development;

  • to assist the college and the career services office at JMU to create internships and employment opportunities for students;

  • to assist the college and JMU in identifying and cultivating potential financial supporters;

  • to make a personal/corporate financial commitment to JMU; and

  • to engage in other activities proposed and approved by the council.

The board consists of high-level executives, selected for their exceptional stature in the business community and their commitment to JMU. The group meets twice each year in the fall and the spring. A number of JMU faculty and staff members work with the executives in board functions.

The contributions provided by this talented group of business leaders have been crucial to the development of the College of Business. The board has played a significant role in formulating the college's strategic plans. Board members took the leadership role in planning, conducting and successfully implementing the College of Business Corporate Recruiters Chamber. The board has also supported faculty development through financial support of summer research grants and faculty excellence awards.