THE LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AT MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RECEIVED THE EIGHTH INSTALLMENT OF $100,000 FROM BB&T CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Marshall University received the eighth installment in a series of $100,000 gifts from BB&T Charitable Foundation supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism in the Lewis College of Business. Dr. Haiyang Chen, Dean, said, “We appreciate the BB&T Charitable Foundation’s support for the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism in the Lewis College of Business (LCOB). We have received eight annual installment of $100,000 each since 2008. The funding has significantly enhanced our ability to improve students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of American capitalism and entrepreneurship. We are very proud to partner with BB&T Charitable Foundation and are looking forward to continuing this partnership and working together to build future success for our students and the public.”
Moving forward, Chen said, the BB&T Center will continue to play an essential role in the LCOB at Marshall University. One of the top priorities for Marshall University and the College is to strategically invest in high-demand degree programs. We have an ambitious plan to develop a full degree program of innovation and entrepreneurship. To accomplish this goal and others required by the BB&T grant, I have appointed Dr. Deanna Mader, the former Senior Associate Dean, as the new director of the BB&T Center. Dr. Mader has decades of experience in teaching, research and service in the College in the field of marketing, e-commerce, and innovative pedagogy. Additionally, she has administrative experience leading the College since 2011. As she stepped down from the Senior Associate Dean position on June 30, 2015, I want to take this opportunity to thank her for her dedication and contributions to the College.