As you may have noted in the recent issue of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine, we updated our mission statement to focus more directly on leadership, specifically
to “develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs.” In this month’s
Huntsman Post, we wanted to provide to you three examples, from a new faculty member,
from our students, and from a recent alumnus, of ways in which the Huntsman experience
will create rich leadership learning opportunities for our students.
Dr. Julena Bonner, a freshly minted Ph.D. who joined us just this Summer, already
brings with her an outstanding record of research in ethical leadership. In fact,
Julena’s research was recognized for the best student paper by the Academy of Management
for two years in a row for two separate papers focusing on unethical behavior in the
workplace. She also brings with her some interesting experiences as a small business
owner, and we look forward to how her academic and practical business experiences
add value to the study of leadership.
Every Fall during Business Week, our students select a project whereby they can provide
meaningful service for our community. This Fall, our Business Council brought together
students from across campus to create aid kits for the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer
Center. This service project is but one of many that our students take part in throughout
Finally, Preston Naegle, Class of 2016, shares his Huntsman experience of outstanding
academics and amazing outside the classroom opportunities, all leading to what we
are confident will be an amazing life of meaning and contribution.