Top Marriott School Stories of 2015
Thursday Dec 31 2015
The Marriott School had an amazing 2015. Here's a list of some of our top stories of the year featuring our outstanding students, faculty and alumni.
Baker Named Alumnus of the Year
Monday Nov 16 2015
The Romney Institute of Public Management named Bryce Baker, a senior adviser in the United States Office of Personnel Management, the 2015 N. Dale Wright Alumnus of the Year for his outstanding service in the federal government.
Multidisciplinary Group Serves in Ghana
Tuesday Nov 10 2015
Before departing for the Romney Institute’s annual study abroad in Ghana this April, Marriott School students were given a challenge: see with African eyes and hear with African ears.
Ad-Libbing to the Top
Tuesday Nov 10 2015
Dreams of roaring crowds and bright lights drew fifteen-year-old Zach Atherton to where he stood—nervous in front of his entire high school, performing in his first improv show. He’d seen enough episodes of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” to love the art, and this was his chance to make it big.
Math Camp Adds up to Success
Tuesday Nov 10 2015
This summer 27 incoming MPA and EMPA students got together for camp—but instead of bringing out canoes and tents, they reached for calculators and graph paper.
Traveling the Globe with Professor Rex Facer
Tuesday Jun 16 2015
Flat Facer explores the world in an envelope. Professor Rex Facer needs a bit more room.
MPA Alum On The Ellen Degeneres Show
Thursday Jun 11 2015
EMPA alum Chris Banford recently teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres to surprise his wife, Mary.
Service as a Celebration
MPA Day of Service gives back to communities around the country Wednesday Apr 15 2015
Normally when people celebrate a golden anniversary, they throw a big party. How the Marriott School MPA student association planned to celebrate the MPA program’s 50th anniversary involved a lot more elbow grease and shoveling.
American Red Cross CEO Named 2015 Administrator of the Year
Monday Mar 30 2015
The Romney Institute of Public Management honored Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, as its 2015 Administrator of the Year for her leadership of the disaster relief and service organization.
Narcissistic Leaders Can Succeed with Humility
This type of leader (think Steve Jobs) is most effective when they admit mistakes, spotlight others' strengths Thursday Mar 26 2015
It’s no surprise that some of the most celebrated leaders in the business world also happen to be self-promoting narcissists.
Romney Institute Professor Speaks at BYU Devotional
Wednesday Feb 11 2015
David Hart spoke on attaining our highest potential at the weekly BYU Devotional held Tuesday.
New Exhibit Tells George W. Romney's Story
Monday Dec 08 2014
This year the Marriott School's Romney Institute of Public Management, which grants the Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new exhibit on its namesake George Romney and an acquisition of Romney's personal photos and documents for the Harold B. Lee Library's Special Collections.
Ruth Ann Jefferies Honored as 2014 Wright Distinguished Alumnus
Friday Dec 05 2014
The Brigham Young University Romney Institute of Public Management named Ruth Ann Jefferies, a property tax specialist at the Utah State Tax Commission, the 2014 N. Dale Wright Alumnus of the Year. The award is presented annually to an alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary service professionally and in the community.
Marriott School Staff Member Honored at University Conference
Wednesday Sep 03 2014
Heather Chewning, a program coordinator at the Marriott School of Management, received the President’s Appreciation Award at Brigham Young University’s annual University Conference on August 27.
Thompson Appointed Director of Romney Institute
Wednesday Jul 02 2014
The Marriott School of Management recently appointed Jeffery Thompson as director of the Romney Institute of Public Management, succeeding David Hart, who served for six years in that position.
Professor from the Marriott School to discuss citizenship at BYU devotional April 1
Monday Mar 31 2014
Larry Walters, a professor with the Romney Institute of Public Management, will discuss citizenship as accountability and commitment to the well-being of the whole Tuesday (April 1) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University.
Business Study Abroad Programs Highlighted in Kick-off Events
Tuesday Jan 21 2014
Winter semester has just begun but students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management are already gearing up for this summer’s study abroad programs hosted by the Whitmore Global Management Center.
David Oyler Named 2013 Wright Alumnus of the Year
Monday Dec 30 2013
This past fall the Romney Institute of Public Management honored David Oyler, Spanish Fork city manager, with its 2013 N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award at a banquet held at the Hinckley Center. The award is one of the most esteemed accolades given by the Romney Institute.
Romney Institute Brings Aboard Familiar Faces
Friday Sep 20 2013
The Romney Institute welcomes new faculty members Brad Owens, Ty Turley and Chris Silvia. All three have BYU ties, impressive academic credentials and an ardent desire to influence and improve on the Romney Institute’s culture.
Lee Perry named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management
Replaces Gary C. Cornia Monday Jul 08 2013
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Brent Webb announced the appointment of Lee Perry as the dean of the Marriott School of Management.