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EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS SERIES CONTINUES AT UNM

February 26, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Schools of Management is opening its classroom doors to the public twice in March for its Executive Speakers Series.

Across the disciplines that make up business education at The Schools, faculty will be opening their classroom guest lectures to the community for a no-cost learning experience. “The Executive Speakers Series is an important way for us to share the resources of The Anderson Schools with business leaders in the community interested in staying in touch with the latest issues,” said Howard L. Smith, Dean.

The next in this series is scheduled for Monday, March 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. and will feature special guest lecturers Dan Hartley and Mike Skaggs who will be speaking on the “Next Generation Economy Initiative.” Hartley, who led the Initiative in its startup phase, and Skaggs, the current President of the Next Generation, are guests in the first-time class offering of Professor Suleiman Kassicieh, a semester-long exploration of economic development issues in the state. The class will be in the Graduate School of Management Building, room 232.

On Thursday, March 22 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Monica Hussey of Honeywell will be speaking to The Anderson Schools’ seminar on quality management. Hussey, a human resource specialist, focuses her efforts on organizational effectiveness. Hussey will be sharing her professional experience and lessons with regard to individual and team contributions to organizations. “Her work is a direct reflection on issues of quality and she will bring a dynamic perspective that’s applicable to any organization,” said professor Steven Yourstone, the faculty member teaching the course. The open program will be in The Anderson Schools of Management, room 1064.

For more information on these programs and the Executive Speakers Series, call 277-6264.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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