Executive in Residence program continues in February

Radford University's College of Business and Economics (COBE) is resuming its popular Executive in Residence program in early February with a visit from a recognized leader in the government and nonprofit financial fields.

Jack Reagan, a partner with Grant Thornton, LLP, has more than 24 years of experience in the audit and evaluation of federal and state and local government financial statements, internal controls, and accounting and financial management systems and operations.

Reagan also has years of experience recruiting college students to work for a major firm, said COBE Professor Bruce Chase, who invited the executive to campus. "I am very excited that he is willing to share his knowledge to help our students be better prepared for job placement with top firms," Chase said.

Reagan will share his expertise with the RU community during a two-day stay on Feb. 2-3.

An open forum for students and faculty to meet with Reagan is scheduled for 5 p.m., Feb. 2, in the COBE Multipurpose Room.

The College of Business and Economics introduced during the fall 2014 semester the Executive in Residence initiative, a program designed to expose the college's students and faculty to current issues affecting today's business world.

The program's inauguration brought to campus three executives who embody the essence of the Executive in Residence experience. COBE faculty selected participating CEOs and senior executives who best represent the college's strategic initiatives of innovation and analytics.

"These areas affect everything in business," said COBE Dean George Low. "There's innovation and analytics in every major."

The program invites participating executives to visit campus for two or three days and engage with students, faculty and the campus community through such opportunities as classroom sessions and lectures, one-on-one meetings and campus-wide forums.

"Our students can benefit from this program by getting in front of and interacting with successful real-world executives and leaders," Low said. "These executives can expose our students to current business issues and career paths more frequently than before."

Jan 27, 2015