Monday, May 17, 2010

Area leaders provide feedback to UIS Business College

The Executive Advisory Committee for UIS’ College of Business and Management met with Dean Ron McNeil at the University of Illinois Springfield on Friday, May 14.

Discussion points included: the competencies UIS business graduates need to be successful, how the college could assist with the committee members’ own plans for employee development, and the interactions they would like in the future with the faculty, staff, and students of the college.

Results of the discussion will form the basis of actionable outcomes for the College of Business and Management in the coming year.

Attending the meeting with Dean McNeil and the department chairs of the college were Dr. Michael O. Ayers, Executive Vice President and COO of Illinois Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Micah Bartlett, Chairman President & CEO; Town and Country Bank; Mr. Erich Bloxdorf, Executive Vice-President, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce; Ms. Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director, State Universities Annuitants Association; Ms. Debbie Cimarossa, Assistant Vice President, Horace Mann Insurance Company; Mr. Robert O. Clary, Manager of Systems Department, State Farm Insurance Companies, Bloomington, IL; Mr. Bill Engel, Brandt Consolidated Incorporated; Mr. John B. Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Ventures for Community Action; Mr. Donald Johnson, Jr., retired executive, Peoria, IL; Mr. James Lue, Owner and President, Novanis, Incorporated; Ms. Pamela McClelland, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP: Mr. Eric Oschwald, Market President, PNC Bank; and Mr. Franklin Wade, Archer Daniels Midland Company Office of College Relations of Decatur.

For more information contact Joe Hughes, director of development for the UIS College of Business & Management at

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