The Colonial Ledger SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The School of Business made substantial progress over the past year. We developed our new strategic plan, added new faculty and staff, improved our assurance of learning and assessment processes, made a variety of administrative changes and set up a new Dean’s Suite. We have devoted a substantial amount of time developing our AACSB – International Fifth Year Maintenance of Accreditation Report in preparation for our February 2014 Review Team visit. I am pleased with our progress to date and excited about our future. J O H N M . B E E H L E R , P H . D . , C PA DEAN, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS > AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. RMU School of Business is proud of its prestigious accreditation by AACSB International, placing us in the top 5% of business schools in the world. 2014 The School of Business welcomed Lois D. Bryan, D.Sc., C.P.A, to the newly created position of Senior Associate Dean for Academic Excellence in September 2013. > LIKE US ON FACEBOOK... SEARCH RMU SBUS. During my first year as Dean, I have learned a lot about RMU – its heritage, culture, people, programs, past successes and future aspirations. I am proud to have the opportunity to serve in a leadership role at a university with such a positive trajectory on its path to success. The School of Business represents a key element in both RMU’s past and future success. I look forward to working with all of you in the future as together we bring the School of Business to even greater levels of excellence as an integral part of the continued development of the University. >SPRING > New Senior Associate Dean > Message from the Dean Welcome to the inaugural RMU School of Business Newsletter – The Colonial Ledger. It is designed to satisfy the need for regular communication with all our constituents. As we strive to continually improve the School of Business, it is critically important that you are aware of our initiatives and the progress we are making and have the opportunity to be actively engaged with us as a stakeholder. Our AACSB International – accredited School of Business cannot continue to be successful without your support and participation. NEWSLETTER During her 31 years with RMU, Dr. Bryan has held several administrative positions with the School of Business including Department Head and Associate Dean. She is a University Professor in the Department of Accounting and Taxation. Dr. Bryan is originally from Brownsville, Pennsylvania and earned her Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver in 1978, followed by a Master of Science in Taxation from RMU in 2000, and her Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications in 2006. > Connect with SBUS Visit the School of Business website at rmu.edu/business The School of Business blog is a great place to keep up-to-date with us. Here you can find news stories written by students, links to department specific blogs and the SBUS presence on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. The blog can be accessed at rmusbus.blogspot.com. Your support is crucial to the high quality, professionally focused education that the School of Business provides to our students. To show your commitment, please make your gift today at rmu.edu/sbusgift.