Student Input Benefits Concord Business Degree Programs

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 02 2006

CONTACT: Dr. Kendra Boggess, Chair, Division of Business; Associate Professor of Business

Student Input Benefits Concord Business Degree Programs

Athens, W.Va. - At Concord University, students play a vital role in the improvement and innovation of academic programs that are offered. The Business Student Advisory Council (BSAC) at Concord has greatly benefited the University’s multiple business degree programs, according to Dr. Kendra Boggess, chair for the Division of Business.

For the last three years, the BSAC has met with the goal of providing a connection among administration, faculty and students, as well as providing a means for students to have a voice in the functioning of the Division. The mission is to provide student input to and support for the Division of Business goals and overall mission. Students are nominated by faculty members within the division. This committee of students serves the division in an advisory capacity at the pleasure of the chair.

"We are advocates for business students. By providing input from a student’s perspective, we are helping to build a stronger business program,” said Melanie Fowler, a student from Squire.

“Council members may be asked to organize projects that would help other students in the University. For instance, they are currently organizing a party for business students who will be graduating next spring 2007,” said Dr. Boggess.

“Our Council members are also creating a bulletin board that will provide information to fellow students. Thus, they serve as a main component of the communication dissemination process for the Division. This year, they are also planning to write one or more articles for the Division’s annual newsletter to alumni,” she added.

The sharing of information, listening to each other, and working together will strengthen the relations among administration, faculty and students,” Dr. Boggess concluded.


PHOTO: (front, from left) Melanie Fowler, Squire; Ashleigh Glass, New Cumberland; (middle, from left) Amanda Williams, Beckley; Mika Pierson, Clay; (back, from left) Logan Browning, Summersville; Bobby Barber, Bluefield

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Jesse Call, a senior majoring in political science and history, wrote this press release. His hometown is Pocahontas, Va.