October 2011

UT's Business Dean Jan Williams to Retire; Search Committee Formed

Dean Jan Williams. Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be retiring June 30, 2012. A search committee has been formed to find his replacement.

Williams became dean of the college on July 2, 2001, but he had served as acting dean since July 2000 when his predecessor, Warren Neel, was named state commissioner of finance and administration by Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist.

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Citizens Bank Tri-Cities Foundation, Ltd. Supports UT’s College of Business and its Bloomberg Program

Citizens Bank.

Citizens Bank Tri-Cities Foundation, Ltd. has committed a leadership gift to the Department of Finance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to maintain leases on the department’s 12 Bloomberg terminal licenses over the next five years. The value of these benefits to the department totals $1 million. The UT College of Business Administration houses the Masters Investment Learning Center, which operates the Bloomberg terminals for faculty and student research.

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Moll Anderson was recognized as one of Donna Karan’s ‘Women Who Inspire’

Moll Anderson.

Moll Anderson was recognized as one of Donna Karan’s ‘Women Who Inspire,’ among many notable women including Barbra Streisand, Demi Moore, and Maria Shriver. The college’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is named after the Anderson family, including Moll and her husband, Charlie, a UT College of Business Administration alumnus.

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UT Program Hits Home Run with Business Analytics Specialty

Business Analytics Specialty.

The new motion picture Moneyball tells the story of how a general manager uses modern-day analytics and statistics to change the age-old tradition of baseball.

The results were millions of dollars in savings and five trips to the playoffs.

This is the power of "business analytics." It is the focus of coursework being offered in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science (SOMS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Pilot Flying J Becomes 48th Sponsor of UT Supply Chain Forum

Pilot Flying J.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute welcomes Pilot Flying J as the 48th sponsor of its Supply Chain Forum.

With more than 150 executives representing 48 companies currently sponsoring the forum, it is the largest supply chain forum in the academic world.

"Our Supply Chain Forum sponsors enjoy a wide range of benefits, including education, networking, and recruiting top-ranked students," said Paul Dittmann, executive director of the institute. "They learn best practices, arm themselves with practical ideas, have first-look access to the latest supply chain research and receive special pricing on UT executive education."

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October 30 – November 4
CEE: Global Supply Chain Executive
Development Program

November 1-2
Shopper Marketing Forum Executive Summit

November 3-4
Wimberly Lawson Employment
Law Conference

November 4
Corporate Governance Center Hosts
John F. Olson

November 5
Homecoming Open House
Pregame Business Lecture on the Anderson
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

November 7
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

November 8-10
Supply Chain Forum

November 8-10
Forecasting and Demand Management

November 9
Accounting Fall Honors Banquet

November 10
“Valuing Biodiversity" by Nick Hanley

November 15
Bechtel CSCMP Meeting
Full-Time MBA Program Open House

November 16
SHRM Samaritan's Purse Boxes Due

November 18
SHRM at the Fantasy of Trees

November 21
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

November 24-25
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes -
Offices Closed

November 30
CSCMP End of Semester Social

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Student Spotlight

Flavio Rodrigues. Flavio Rodrigues was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before moving to the U.S. at the age of 16. His father, who retired from the American Consulate General in Rio after serving the U.S. as a journalist for 28 years during the Cold War, convinced him to come to the U.S. at that time to learn English. He moved to Knoxville with his parents, choosing the new city in part because his uncle was pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Tennessee at that time.


Alumni Spotlight

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Salvati. Elizabeth (Beth) A. Salvati, CPA, joined HLB Gross Collins, P.C., in 1983. A cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting in 1982 and a Master of Accountancy degree with a concentration in tax in 1983 before joining HLB Gross Collins. As principal and shareholder of the firm, she has held numerous leadership roles within the firm including chief executive officer. She currently is chairman of the board and head of the firm’s niche serving financial service companies.


Faculty Spotlight

Mark A. Moon. Mark A. Moon, Ph.D., is an associate professor of marketing and head of the Department of Marketing and Logistics at UT Knoxville.

Prior to joining the UT faculty in 1993, Moon earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA and BA degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Moon’s professional experience includes holding positions in sales and marketing with IBM and Xerox. He teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA levels; he also teaches demand planning, forecasting, and marketing strategy in numerous executive development programs offered through UT’s Center for Executive Education.