A Word From Dean Deborah F. Spake
This issue of News from the College of Business Administration highlights the Executive MBAprograms and shares exciting news about our partnership with the KSU College of Podiatric Medicine to offer the Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals at its Independence, Ohio, campus beginning in Spring 2014. Profiled in this issue are Executive MBA alumni Dr. Mike Anderson, chief medical officer and pediatric intensive care physician at University Hospitals, and Pat Davis, vice president for administration and interim vice president for marketing at AVI Foodsystems; as well as current Executive MBA student Thomas Neumann, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of strategy, marketing and communications at Akron General Health System. These executives are attracted to the Kent State Executive MBA due to its highly ranked, highly accredited, and immediately relevant curriculum. Our unique programs bring today's real world issues into the classroom by inviting corporate experts to join with the College's graduate faculty who integrate relevant theory and practice. Further, the global experience allows students to translate this knowledge and skills from the local market to an international stage, embodying our tag line, From Kent, The World.