SBAA has provided invaluable career support and I credit it with my long tenure in the dean’s position. I attended my first SBAA meeting in the late 1990’s as a “young” associate dean. I was surprised by the warmth and acceptance of the group, and have been active in the organization since that first meeting. For the past 18 years, I have relied heavily on the network, professional development opportunities, and relationships provided by membership in SBAA.
– Linda U. Hadley, Ph.D., Dean, Bill Heard Professor of Finance, Turner College of Business, Columbus State University
Membership in SBAA has offered me the opportunity to network with other Deans, explore ideas with academic experts, and connect with a tremendous group of colleagues.
– Barbara A. Ritter, Dean, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University
SBAA is a great venue for networking. We have members from schools with a range of sizes and missions. The programs we have and the conversations we have helped me better understand the many ways business schools add value to a university.
– Robert T. Sumichrast, Dean and Richard E. Sorensen Chair, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
Over the years, I found SBAA to be most valuable to me as a business dean. Every time I have to deal with a work related situation, I would call one of my fellow SBAA members to learn how to deal with the issue. Every SBAA meeting I attend provides a wealth of work related knowledge that significantly helps me manage my school better. Another extremely important benefit is the friendships everyone develops through the organization.
– Mostafa “Mo” Sarhan, Dean, College of Business Administration, Savannah State University
As a new dean, participation in the SBAA network has been instrumental to my onboarding process. The supportive culture exhibited by the deans and other administrators within the SBAA network is unmatched by any other membership organization within the academy.
– Del Smith, Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, Alabama A&M University
The SBAA is a great forum for information sharing among schools of business. I’m in my first year as a dean, and this organization gives me amazing opportunities to interact with administrators from a variety of schools that have many of the same concerns and issues. The SBAA is a fantastic community of people that are willing to share and to help.
Michael R. Weeks, Dean and Professor of Management, Dunham College of Business, Houston Baptist University