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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 12:00 AM
Carolyn Evans, a senior economist at Intel Corporation, has been named senior assistant dean for graduate business programs in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, beginning January 27.
“Dr. Evans’ academic expertise and industry experience make her an exceptional choice to lead the growth of our Graduate Business program,” said Dean Drew Starbird, in making the announcement. “Her leadership will be significant as we strengthen our flexible MBA offerings and add new master’s degrees to serve a diverse Silicon Valley workforce.”
Evans was most recently senior economist in the sales and marketing division at Intel Corporation. Previously she had served as associate professor of economics, and faculty director of the undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University. She was a senior economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and served as senior staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.
She earned the AB, AM and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, and holds a master’s of science degree from the London School of Economics.
Sunday, May. 5, 2013 10:03 AM
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – May 1, 2013 – A 10-week summer program at Santa Clara University will teach business basics and career planning to college students looking to use their humanities or sciences studies in a business environment. Called the Leavey Business Institute (LBI), the program is designed for currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the University and other colleges in the Bay Area.
“Students majoring in non-business subjects will succeed in business—many SCU alumni working in Silicon Valley companies are liberal arts graduates, according to our surveys. However, employers are recruiting workers who will ‘hit the ground running,’ ” said Drew Starbird, dean of the business school. “LBI will help these students develop a business framework to complement their degree, and make that quick start possible.”
Students in the program will take classes introducing business practice and oral and written communication for the workplace. One course, The Silicon Valley Ecosystem, will be taught by Robert Finocchio, a veteran of several Bay Area companies, and will feature guest speakers and field trips to businesses headquartered in the region. Integrated into the curriculum is an emphasis on career exploration and connecting a student’s major and how it might be used in business.
Courses are delivered to a single cohort which blends students of different majors, making classroom discussion richer. The program earns 13 SCU units, which may be transferrable to a student’s home institution.
Online applications for the Institute are due June 1. The application and details about the courses, schedule, and faculty, are found at www.scu.edu/LBI.