In this issue...
Upcoming Events

August 12, 2022

Time TBD

Hartman Hall Forum

SSLS New Student Orientation

August 15-17, 2022



Stats Refresher Boocamp

Contact Dr. John Hathcoat at hathcojd@jmu.edu to sign up.

View the event flyer for more info.

August 18, 2022


The Union, 5th Floor Ballroom

The Graduate School's New Student Orientation

View the orientation agenda and register here.

October 12-16, 2022

Washington, DC

International Leadership Association 24th Annual Global Conference

Departmental Attendance

October 21, 2022

Hartman Hall Forum

SSLS Advisory Board Meeting (Virtual)

College of Business OneBoard Luncheon

Departmental News
Move to Hartman Hall

This August, SSLS will be moving to Hartman Hall in the College of Business Learning Complex! Our offices will be located across the hall from the College of Business Dean's Suite. This video provides greater detail on the building's namesake donors, James and Carolyn Hartman, who made a substantial gift to the College of Business, as well as still shots and video of the building's interior.

Personnel Updates
Brooke Rhodes

Educational and Student Support Specialist Brooke Rhodes has accepted a new position as a Lecturer in the JMU College of Business' Marketing Department. Her appointment will begin in August 2022. We are so grateful for all Brooke has done for SSLS and wish her the best in her future endeavors!


Kira Lambert

Kira Lambert is joining the SSLS team as the new Educational Support Specialist and First-Year Advisor. Kira previously served as a Presidential Engagement Fellow for JMU's Valley Scholars program, a JMU-based scholarship program that serves first-generation, financially-eligible middle and high school students in the Shenandoah Valley. Kira is a proud alum of JMU and holds bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Communication Studies. 

Dr. Andy Miller ('21)

SSLS alum Dr. Andy Miller ('21) will be joining JMU as a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. His position involves both research and teaching responsibilities, with the development and delivery of core statistics requirements being of primary concern. In addition to engaging in research projects with SSLS faculty and students, Dr. Miller will teach statistics courses, provide students with statistical support, and reinforce statistical proficiency for students within SSLS and the College of Business.

DEI & Assistantship Contributions

SSLS is consistently helping to support the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals for JMU's Academic Affairs Division and the College of Business. Namely, we demonstrate commitment to the following values through our recruitment of faculty and students and the overall diversity of the SSLS community:

Goal 2a: The university will cultivate a campus climate that is inclusive and equitable.

Goal 2e: The university will value a culture of diversity in teaching, research, and service.


Student, Faculty, & Alumni Demographics:

20% of our current students are international scholars.

25% of our faculty members are international.

10.5% of our alumni are international.

85% of our black and international students currently hold an assistantship.

National Center for Non-Profit Enterprise

The National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE) exists to help nonprofits make wise economic decisions through education and advocacy by bringing ideas from economics and strategic management to the specific application of issues faced by social purpose organizations. Along with developing educational content for nonprofits, the NCNE also offers a certification program in Nonprofit Resilience Management. SSLS will become the organizational home of the NCNE in the coming months, with Dr. Margaret Sloan serving as the center's Interim Executive Director. More information on the center and its programming can be found on the NCNE website.

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