CGL Advisory Council members again served on a series of Business Dynamics Globalization Panels in Fall 2014 including Meredith Altenhofen ‘11 VSB, Visa, Inc.; Steve DeRose ’76 VSB, Unilever (retired); Tom Donnelly ’98 VSB, KPMG; Bob Moran ’72 VSB, PetSmart, Inc. (retired); and Mary Ogle ’09 MBA, Purdue Pharma. DeRose commented, “There is no better way to stimulate the interests of our freshman students than to provide a forum where they can ask questions, engage and gain insights from experienced global business executives on a variety of international topics.”
Villanova University was recognized among the top International Business programs in the nation in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking, placing #28. The international business program’s success in the ranking recognizes the excellence of our faculty, staff, curriculum and student services. VSB is also known for its teaching excellence, cutting-edge research, academic rigor, state-of-the-art learning facilities and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences.
Kim Cahill Awarded Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant; Villanova continues as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars
VILLANOVA, Pa., May 14, 2015 - Kim Cahill, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) director of the Center for Global Leadership, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant and participate in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany from October 10 – 24, 2015.
In December, VSB received an early Christmas present from the Freeman Foundation in the form of a $100,000 award to support student internships in Asia. The proposal was a collaborative effort led by CGL Director Kim Cahill, Education Abroad Director Liz Campanella, and Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Rhonda Moyer.
On October 1-2, VSB hosted the 5th annual Business Leaders Forum on the theme, “Innovating for Global Success.” The forum began with a networking reception and dinner featuring remarks from Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, '75 CLAS and the awarding of the Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion to Richard J. Naclerio ’54 VSB, a real estate developer and entrepreneur. The evening concluded with a dynamic keynote presentation by Thomas A. Klein ’84 VSB, President and CEO, Sabre Holdings, who discussed, “The Many Roles of an Innovation Leader.”
The Bartley briefCASE Challenge successfully completed its inaugural run November 14-16. The challenge is only one component of the innovative Backpack to Briefcase curriculum designed to holistically prepare students for success and leadership in business throughout their four-year VSB experience. Vice Dean Daniel Wright, PhD, commented, “The Bartley briefCASE Challenge is quickly becoming one of the many hallmarks of the VSB student experience.”
On November 19, CGL organized an annual networking event to celebrate global leadership. Returning and outgoing students that participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty, staff and CGL Advisory Council members in an intimate and interactive setting. A number of activities were coordinated throughout the evening to provide networking opportunities and Vice Dean Daniel Wright and CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
ormer CGL Advisory Council Member Ron Cruse ’77 CLAS continues to generously support international fellowships in memory of Sergey Kuzminykh, a close colleague and friend. This program annually awards fellowships for undergraduate student involvement in non-traditional global study and experience. These awards are intended to support compelling, unique, and potentially transformative experiences outside of the US, preferably involving business or other organizations.
Villanovans provide more than 220,000 hours of service annually in communities locally, regionally and globally. The University was recently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Fund for Global Initiatives and International Scholarships in the Villanova School of Business provides financial resources to support global programs and underwrite student scholarships. Scholarships support international students attending VSB as well as Villanova students’ participation in a study abroad experience.
The Center for Global Leadership sponsored the Academy of Management Organizations and Natural Environment 2014 Program held in Philadelphia last August. CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh served as Program Chair and is now Chair-elect of the Division. Highlights included a plenary panel at which Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup; Dawn Rittenhouse, Dupont; Magali Delmas, UCLA; Glen Dowell, Cornell; and Jorge Rivera, George Washington University discussed, “The Future of Corporate Sustainability.”
In August, CGL Director Kim Cahill and Education Abroad Director Liz Campanella conducted a site visit to meet with our partner, Academic Internship Council, and the University of Hong Kong to review and finalize logistics for the inaugural 2015 Global Citizens program in Hong Kong.
On November 12, Villanova welcomed Sarah Bauerle ’2005 CLAS back to campus for a research presentation entitled, “Cronies, Capitalists, and Control: How Banking Sector Reforms Influence Domestic Firms' Lobbying Strategies over Foreign Investment Policy.”
CGL welcomes new Advisory Council members and thanks others for their years of dedication, contribution and collaboration.