MPA Students Help Bring Electricity to Schools in Ghana
Wednesday Aug 06 2008
On a recent Marriott School of Management field study trip to Ghana, BYU MPA students teamed with a charity powering rural schools with merry-go-rounds to help alleviate poverty. Empower Playgrounds, which installs playground equipment that converts kid’s energy into real energy, asked BYU MPA students to use their management skills to better place their electricity-generating merry-go-rounds, which are used to power rechargeable lanterns the children can use to study at night.
Professor Awarded Grant to Study Family Businesses
Wednesday Jun 25 2008
BYU entrepreneurship professor W. Gibb Dyer received a $5,000 grant from the Family Owned Business Institute to study how owning a business affects family relationships. “This is a very exciting research study to be involved in,” Dyer says. “I believe it’s going to have a significant impact in the field of family science.” Beginning May 1, 2008, Dyer and his son Justin will serve one-year FOBI Research Scholar appointments.
BYU Study Reveals Results of City's Four-Day Work Week
Tuesday Jun 10 2008
Thank goodness it’s Thursday. According to a new Brigham Young University study, city employees who work four 10-hour days a week experience lower levels of at-home conflict, which they report translates to higher job satisfaction and productivity. The paper, authored by Rex Facer and Lori Wadsworth of BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management, appears in this month’s issue of Review of Public Personnel Administration.
Gary Cornia Named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management
Replaces Ned C. Hill Wednesday May 28 2008
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President John Tanner announced the appointment of Gary C. Cornia as the new dean of the Marriott School of Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management, has been serving as director of the school’s George Romney Institute of Public Management since 2004.
MPA Students Win First Place at Utah Case Competition
Friday May 16 2008
BYU Master of Public Administration students won first place at the third annual Utah City Managers Association Case Competition held April 7-9 in St. George, Utah. “This is a competition I look forward to each year,” says Rex Facer, assistant professor of public finance and management and the team’s faculty adviser.
Humanitarian Named 2008 Administrator of the Year
Thursday Apr 24 2008
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Carolyn Grow Dailey, president and CEO of ASCEND Alliance, as the 2008 Administrator of the Year. The award is given annually to an outstanding man or woman who has achieved distinction after many years of management in the public or nonprofit sector.
MPA Students Offer Business Workshops in Ghana
Friday Jul 20 2007
Eighteen students from BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management traveled to Ghana for a two-week educational field study and a chance to share their business knowledge with 12 local nonprofit organizations. The students offered one-on-one consultations to the nonprofits on personal empowerment, timelines, budgets and outcome measurement, as well as open workshops for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on business and personal management. “We’re preparing these students to become managers in the field of international development,” says Jeff Thompson, assistant professor of public management and faculty supervisor.
Ground Broken for Tanner Building Addition
Monday Apr 30 2007
The planned addition to the N. Eldon Tanner Building is officially underway after ground was broken on the campus of Brigham Young University April 25. The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by President Cecil O. Samuelson, with Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, presiding over activities.
Romney Institute Names 2007 Administrator of the Year
Friday Apr 06 2007
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management honored Bountiful City Manager Thomas R. Hardy with its 2007 Administrator of the Year award at a banquet given in his honor. “Tom has really distinguished himself as an outstanding city manager as well as a great example for the young professionals he has helped develop,” says Rex L. Facer, assistant professor of public management. “He’s known as a straight shooter who truly has the public interest at heart and always pushes for the community’s best interests.” After receiving the award at the March 29 dinner, Hardy said he felt honored to be included on the list of award recipients.
BYU Students Use Management Skills to Help Catholic Priest in Thailand
Friday Mar 30 2007
One might not expect an American Catholic priest living in the slums of Bangkok and BYU students to have much in common. But Father Joe Maier, founder of the Human Development Foundation, and seven students enrolled in the Marriott School field studies program found common ground as they worked together to better the lives of Thai children.
Romney Institute Board Member Recognized for Health Improvement Efforts
Wednesday Feb 21 2007
Two statewide awards were given to Dr. Tamara Lewis, a member of Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute advisory board, in recognition of her efforts to improve Utahns’ health. Lewis was named a 2006 Health Care Hero by Utah Business magazine and also received a 2006 Public Health Hero Award from the Utah Public Health Association.
BYU Public Management Professor Appointed to State Civil Rights Committee
Wednesday Jan 24 2007
Brigham Young University assistant professor of public management Chyleen Arbon was recently appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a two-year term on its Utah Advisory Committee. “I feel very privileged to be able to serve in a capacity where I can work with others to address discrimination,” Arbon says.
Marriott School Professor Wins National Tax Award
Friday Jan 19 2007
Gary Cornia’s face lights up when he talks about his work in taxes. “I love the topic I research,” he says. “Taxes are the funnest thing in the world. I love coming to work.” Cornia’s enthusiasm for and dedication to state and local finance and tax policy has garnered national recognition. The National Tax Association presented him with the 2006 Stephen D. Gold Award in December.
NFC Champ Tackles MPA
Wednesday Oct 04 2006
When Ifo Pili graduates next spring, his résumé will not only list the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots, it will also include an MPA degree. For Pili, member of the 2005 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl team, playing defensive tackle in the NFL was just one of his life’s goals.
Dell CEO Tells Graduates to Dream Big, Maintain Balance
Wednesday May 03 2006
It is not everyday students hear from someone whose life surpassed their dreams. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins spoke to Marriott School graduates encouraging them to dream big and live even bigger at Friday’s convocation. Rollins, the keynote speaker, told students that in addition to dreaming big they should work hard, give back and maintain balance.
2006 Business Plan Competitors Spar for Grand Prize Friday
Tuesday Mar 28 2006
More than $100,000 in cash and business services are up for grabs Friday as judges pick the most promising new enterprises at Brigham Young University’s Business Plan Competition. The final event, where one of three final teams will walk away with the grand prize valued at $50,000, will take place at 2 p.m. in room 140 of BYU’s Joseph Smith Building.
U.S. Comptroller General Named 2006 Administrator of the Year
David M. Walker speaks out on need for government reform Wednesday Mar 15 2006
According to U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, Americans are poor at saving, but great at spending and running up debt — and the United States government is not setting a good example. Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Walker the 2006 Administrator of the year, the top annual honor given by the institute.
Global Management Center Named for Former Kodak CEO
Wednesday Feb 22 2006
Officials from BYU’s Marriott School of Management announce the naming of the Global Management Center for former Eastman Kodak Company CEO. The late Kay Whitmore, who worked for Kodak for 36 years and led the company for three, was known for his business acumen and integrity. He was supported in his rise to CEO by his wife of 48 years, Yvonne.
New Business Book Shows Cheaters Lose, the Honest Win
CEO of Dell, Massachusetts’ Governor among authors Thursday Dec 15 2005
At a time when public confidence in business is at a low ebb, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has released a new book that shows integrity and success are not contradictory in the business world but complementary. Featuring compelling speeches at BYU by top CEOs and educators, the book, “Business with Integrity,” inspires readers to keep the bottom line in proper perspective and conduct business with honesty and character.
Marriott School Named “Most Family-Friendly” by The Princeton Review
Wednesday Nov 02 2005
The 2006 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 237 Business Schools” named BYU’s Marriott School the nation’s “Most Family-Friendly” business school. “This should come as no surprise,” says Jim Stice, MBA director. “Since our goals and objectives of the MBA program are aligned with those of the Church, it is our responsibility and commitment to be family-friendly.” The “Most Family-Friendly” ranking is based on a student assessment of: how happy married students are, how helpful the school is to students with children and how much the school does for the spouses of students.