Dean's Message 20

Dean's Message 20

Dean's Message


Welcome to the latest edition of the Rohrer Review.

 Within this issue, we share our accomplishments of the last five years in the Rohrer College of Business 2020 Retrospective linked below. Page through this vibrant publication to read about some of our many successes during this transformative time.

 The Rohrer College of Business (RCB) also has taken on new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, using creative approaches to deliver the top-notch education our students deserve.

This spring, within a few short weeks, RCB administrators and faculty joined together to rapidly transition 250 courses to a totally online platform. They responded with agility and grit to ensure students would complete the semester safely and successfully and the Class of 2020 would graduate on time.

Meanwhile, the Rohrer Center for Experiential Learning continued project-based learning via a virtual platform, delivering solutions that impressed our partnering companies and organizations.
The Rohrer Center for Professional Development provided a full line of services, resources and programming via a virtual platform, including career coaching, networking, workshops and more.
The Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship presented many online events, such as the New Venture Competition, Virtual Coffee With an Entrepreneur and others.
In addition, the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership hosted a continuing stream of programs focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
We are thrilled that these events have been highly attended, with participation rates similar to those held on campus. We thank our many business partners for their ongoing engagement. Because we have been so successful with this platform, we plan to incorporate more virtual collaboration and events.
In addition to reading our RCB retrospective, be sure not to miss “Preparing for Post-Pandemic Instruction,” by Dr. Robert Fleming, professor of management, in BizEd, a publication of AACSB International, as well as other RCB news in this newsletter.
We wish the Class of 2020 the best of luck and invite them to return to visit in the future. In the last few months, RCB students have greatly upped their technology game — a quality in high demand among employers. They have shown creativity and agility and will carry this story of resilience and hard-won skills for the rest of their lives.
Sue's Signature
Dr. Sue Lehrman