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May 16, 2006

DC Experience Helps Students to Prepare for Roles in Global Energy Market

(Albuquerque, NM) Executives from the Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company have presented a grant of $5000 to support the Washington Campus program at UNM’s Anderson Schools of Management. At a breakfast this morning, Orval Baldwin and Charles Frisbie, Land Managers, MidContinent SBU, talked about the relationship between the Anderson Schools and Chevron, highlighting the importance of national governmental experience for business students planning on going into the global power industry.

Baldwin and Frisbie mentioned that Chevron’s support for the Washington Campus program helps them to encourage New Mexico business students to look outside of the state for career opportunities. Chevron’s employees often work with state and federal regulators and government agencies, and the exposure to the federal government provided by the Washington Campus program helps Anderson students to work in that world, according to Frisbie.

“Chevron has recruited from Anderson for a number of years,” reports Anderson Schools Career Services Director Ted Bouras. “Their executives tell us that our students have a great work ethic, and New Mexico is a natural recruiting ground for them as they look to expand their workforce.”

Anderson Chief Development Officer Tori Hobbs emphasizes the importance of programmatic support from the business community. “Direct support of Anderson programs strengthens the educational experience for many students at once, and allows the corporate donor to match their mission with our mission.”

In 1978, former Chief Economic Advisor to the President, L. William Seidman, and other academic, business, and governmental leaders founded The Washington Campus on the premise that all business leaders must understand the public policy process to succeed in the U.S. regulatory climate. Since then, 17 U.S. business schools have joined The Washington Campus consortium, and the Campus has offered its Consortium MBA Seminar to over 2000 students.

As a member of the Washington Campus, UNM MBA students are offered a unique opportunity to study the intersection of business and the American public policy process. Sessions focus on the policy-making role of the Executive Branch, lawmaking and oversight functions of the Legislative Branch, the regulatory process, and the formation of economic policy. Participants study the roles of lobbyists and special interest groups, and guest lecturers include top government officials, business executives, members of the media, and renowned professors in academia.
Participants come from 17 other member universities, including Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and The University of Texas at Austin. This program provides UNM students an excellent opportunity to network and build a strong foundation for the future.


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, email, or call (505) 277-6471.