Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, was named dean of the Villanova School of Business this past summer. She recently sat down for an interview with Ruth Hammond of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click on the “Read More” link below to watch Dean Russell’s interview—during which she spoke on a multitude of topics including the value of ethics training for business students and female representation in business education.
Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Joseph V. Topper Jr., retired president and CEO of CrossAmerica Partners LLP, as its chairperson. The University also announced the election of Justin G. Gmelich as vice chair of the Board of Trustees and Nance K. Dicciani as secretary of the Board of Trustees. In addition, one new board member, Kerry Kittles, was elected to Villanova’s 34-member Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1. read more
This month marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Villanova University and to commemorate this historic milestone, the University will host a celebration with events that span the 2017 calendar year. read more
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was recognized among the top schools in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Online Graduate Business Programs ranking, earning the #4 rank. In addition to achieving #4 overall, VSB was also ranked #3 for Student Services and Technology, and #4 for Student Engagement. VSB’s consistently strong performance in this ranking validates the school’s ability to deliver a high-quality learning experience for students regardless of the mode of delivery. read more
Villanova University selected noted Irish playwright and scholar Owen McCafferty as the 2017 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The visiting writer-in-residence program offers Irish Studies students the enriching experience of a close classroom experience with one of Ireland’s finest playwrights. read more
The Center for Church Management and Business Ethics in the Villanova School of Business (VSB) at Villanova University was selected to receive a $750,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop programming to advance priests' financial literacy. The Center provides programming to help church leaders be stewards of their resources, respond to the economic needs of their parish and use their facilities effectively, thus building a stronger church. read more
The BIG EAST Conference and Villanova University announced today that Villanova will host a regional conference on “Sport at the Service of Humanity” on June 7-8, 2017 on Villanova’s campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The conference, which will be inclusive of all denominations, is the first to be sanctioned by the Vatican following its inaugural conference on faith and sports in Rome in October 2016. read more
Villanova University College of Engineering is strongly committed to introducing local students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) experiences at a young age. Now in its 8th year, Villanova Community Action by New Engineers (NovaCANE) is a program that brings engineering to seven different middle schools in the Philadelphia region. Approximately 30 students and faculty are involved in NovaCANE each year, making monthly trips to area schools to teach lessons and give demonstrations to after-school engineering clubs. read more