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  • 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.


  • Corporate philanthropy adds to shareholder wealth, says BYU study Good deeds act as ‘insurance policy’ against misfortune, scandal and negative headlines Friday Oct 28 2005

    Google’s announcement last week that it has earmarked $265 million of the money raised in its public stock offering for charity resurrects a long-standing debate over whether or not companies should be involved in philanthropic efforts. And although detractors contend that money spent on charity should go back into shareholders’ pockets, a new study in the “Academy of Management Review” by a Brigham Young University business professor argues that a track record of corporate giving protects a company much like an insurance policy, adding to overall value and shielding shareholders’ investment in the event of misfortune.


  • BYU MPA grad takes top spot at Utah Department of Commerce Master of Public Administration Program Celebrates 40 Years Wednesday Jul 20 2005

    Ask Francine Giani what she has learned over the past 15 years, and she is likely to jump into discussing graduate courses on budgeting and planning. That’s not typical fare coming from a forty-five-year-old married mother of two, but this month Giani was tapped to be the new executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce.


  • Marriott School Announces 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Award Winners Monday May 02 2005

    Students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management selected two of their classmates and a professor to receive the 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Awards – the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students. Julie Dougall, a Masters of Accountancy student, and Brian Crapo, an undergraduate business management student, received the Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards.


  • Former Governor Recognized as Administrator of the Year Tuesday Apr 19 2005

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Olene S. Walker, former governor of Utah, as the 2005 Administrator of the Year. A scholarship was also founded in her honor. “Through my years of involvement in the private sector, in the public sector and with my family, I have found that money, fame, and power do not bring happiness,” Walker told guests at a banquet in her honor.


  • Romney Institute Renews Its Accreditation Monday Apr 11 2005

    The Marriott School’s MPA program gets another stamp of approval after completing its reaccreditation process last year. Of the national MPA programs eligible for participation in peer review, only 54 percent have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.