Dean Akande Named to List of Most Influential St. Louisans
Editors for the St. Louis Business Journal have named Dean Akande among this year's Most Influential St. Louisans. Dean Akande was highlighted for his success in running the region's largest MBA program and a truly global business school with campuses all over the world.
The list, which cites leaders from 13 other areas besides education, includes such notables as Hugh Grant, Chairman, President & CEO, Monsanto; Ward Klein, CEO, Energizer; Pam Nicholson, President & COO, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Jim Albaugh, President & CEO, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and Maxine Clark, CEO, Build-a-Bear.
"These are the people we all are looking toward to help guide us through this ever-deepening recession," writes section editor Rob Hurtt.
For more click here.
Webster Recognized as Top University for Adults
Webster University is among the best in the U.S. when it comes to serving the academic needs of adults according to MSN Encarta, the digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft. MSN placed Webster into its list of the nation's Top 10 universities for adult learners citing its flexibility and focus on practical business majors.
"At Webster we have found a way to reduce the time span between learning and doing," says Dean Akande. "Our working adult students gain insight in class on Monday night that they can take to work on Tuesday morning."
Click here for the MSN Encarta story.
Click here for more on what the SBT has to offer working adults.
Explaining the Economic Crisis
Consumers riddled with news of a drop in the Dow, the shrinking of the GDP and a rise in unemployment continue to ask how did this happen? For the "411" on why everyone's 401K has been diminished, The Metro Show on KYKY came to The School of Business & Technology for answers from assistant accounting professor Rich Dippel.
Click here to listen.