by John Michael O'Leary
“The Romain College of Business has been well served by advisors in IT, in accounting and business in general,” says Dr. Brian McGuire, associate dean and professor of accounting. “Now we are bringing another key constituency into an advisory role, the students themselves.”
The board formed in the spring with guidance from McGuire; faculty and staff nominated students to serve. The group tapped senior Reid Edwards ’20, economics and finance, to serve as chair. Edwards, a residence assistant, says the board’s first task was to formalize its role with bylaws for the conduct of business. Of special interest: defining who may serve on the board.
“Graduate assistants and the College’s representatives in the Student Government Association are automatically members of the board,” says Edwards. “We want strong representation by our College, so we will vote in five to seven other respected students.”
For the coming academic year, Edwards says, the board has three expectations. “We want to provide an avenue for students to share their ideas, to connect faculty with students, and to encourage more student involvement in the College’s organizations and events, including new events we will create.”
Inaugural members of the Romain College of Business Student Advisory Board. The board formed in the spring to strengthen student engagement in the life of the College.