A PIVOTAL POINT
One of the country’s foremost experts on workplace diversity, inclusion and equity, Professor Derek Reynold Avery joined the C. T. Bauer College of Business last summer at a pivotal point in what he refers to as “America’s racial reckoning.”
A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
For the first time, two students have joined the Bauer College Board as student representatives. They are MBA Candidate Andre Hal and Marketing & Entrepreneurship Senior Veronica Herrera.
This digital-only issue includes exciting video content as well as related links to other stories, podcasts and virtual interviews. Click here to see a video library playlist.
In order to keep students engaged in a now mostly online world, Bauer College’s Leadership & Engagement team hosted virtual events throughout the summer and fall semesters. With Video.
Students in Bauer College’s Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute found a way to give back last summer while getting real-world experience. With Video.
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
There are virtually no areas of life the pandemic has not touched, and the digital divide has emerged as a particularly acute problem for traditionally socially disadvantaged groups. Recent research from Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor Paul A. Pavlou sheds light on that disparity and prescribes practical public policy initiatives that could help bridge the chasm between those who have access to technology and those who do not. With Video.
MAKING THE GRADE
It is hard to imagine faculty leaders more diverse and interesting than those joining the C. T. Bauer College of Business in 2020. New faculty range from seasoned academic contributors bringing expertise in topics ranging from health care analytics, FinTech, workplace diversity and supply chain to longtime practitioners of public policy, sports marketing, the arts and energy.
Featured Video: Bauer Connects
Bauer College quickly pivoted during COVID-19, still reaching goals set by the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Read the story →
UH Wolff Center Again Ranked No. 1 in Entrepreneurship
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship within the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston has been named the No. 1 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the United States. It also ranked No. 1 in 2019.
A DIGITAL DREAM TEAM
A lot has changed in the last nine months (and counting). However, the perseverance and commitment of our student workers to our college and its students, staff, and faculty has remained the same. While our shared spaces have migrated to virtual ones, our students’ commitment remains the same as it was in our classrooms, online Tutoring Labs, virtual offices, and other online meeting spaces.
A COMMUNITY CONNECTION
As the Houston area looked to respond and recover to new protocols and social procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bauer College proved to be an invaluable resource, offering support and a helping hand to small businesses, entrepreneurs, families and the community.
#BAUER LOVES HOUSTON
In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to shut their doors and rapidly adjust to a “new normal,” finding creative ways to connect with customers and serve the community in an era of social distance.
Bridging the Gap
Rodi Franco (MBA ’90) has enjoyed a successful marketing career, and now brings her expertise to the Bauer College, helping full-time students to sharpen their communication skills before they graduate and enter the workforce.
Recent Bauer College alumna Celia Fraser (BBA ’14) has amassed a long list of personal successes in the short time since she graduated with a degree majoring in finance — she was recently recognized by Yahoo! Finance as an emerging diversity and inclusion leader, and she landed a job last year as Business Intelligence & Strategy Lead for Capital Group.
Bauer alumnus Adam Arafat (BBA ’18) applies knowledge from the Bauer College sales program to successfully fundraise to publish his first book, “Be Someone.”
Bauer College counts nearly 70,000 among its alumni base, many within Houston and the surrounding areas — a robust network of business professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs that are actively staying engaged with their alma mater and each other.
Bauer College Board Expands
The new Bauer College Board members include representation from health care, technology, transportation, wealth management, banking and other sectors. Nearly half of the newly appointed members are women.
IN EVERY ISSUE
LETTER FROM THE DEAN
Whereas the COVID-19 global pandemic have changed so many things for the Bauer College, the University of Houston, our city, our nation, and even the entire world, one thing remains the same amid all the rapid change we have seen over the last year – the Bauer College community is resilient, strong, and, most importantly, connected.
As we collectively cap off a year that could be pegged as one of the worst in history, we are choosing instead to focus on the bright spots of 2020 in this issue of Inside Bauer, highlighting the idea that “Bauer Connects,” whether that is through person-to-person connection, the college’s innate connection to the city of Houston, or the emerging global connection that the college is building through collaborative outreach, research, and programming.
LATEST FACULTY RESEARCH
In this issue, we highlight research and recognition in the fields of finance, leadership, and online media and retail.
Full lists of Bauer College's advisory board members.
Dean's Leadership Founders, Patrons and Associates.