UT Austin Opens New Business School Building, and More – Houston News


Let’s take a look some of the biggest business school news coming out of Houston business schools this week.

New Rowling Hall is Future of Business Education at UT AustinMcCombs Newsroom

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin recently celebrated the opening of its new 497,500-square-foot graduate business facility, Robert B. Rowling Hall. The new building will be home to the school’s MBA and M.S. in Technology Commercialization programs, the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, the John C. Goff Labs, and the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

“Rowling Hall will enrich the individual journeys and experiences of each student who learns here,” said Gregory L. Fenves, president of the university. “This magnificent building is a testament to the vision of Robert and Terry Rowling, and their belief in the power of a UT education, which propelled the project from the beginning.”

You can learn more about Rowling Hall here.

Bauer Lecturer Named Educator of the YearBauer News Center

Dan Ramey, a lecturer for the University of Houston Bauer College of Business’ Department of Accountancy & Taxation, is the first-ever recipient of the Educator of the Year Award. Presented by the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ramey was recognized for his contributions to anti-fraud education within his college and university.

“It is an honor and privilege to be able to work with such a great group of faculty, staff, and students,” Ramey said. “Teaching the two classes is the highlight of my week. I love being a part of the students as they go out into the business world, and I sincerely hope that I am successfully preparing them, academically and professionally, to succeed in accounting and business.”

You can read more about Ramey and the Award here.

Mays to Celebrate EY as 2018 Corporate Partner of the YearMays Impacts

The Mays Business School has named EY its Corporate Partner of the Year, and announced March 22 as EY Corporate Day at the Mays Business School. One of the leading employers of Mays graduates, EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and part of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

“When selecting this year’s honoree, EY came quickly to mind because of their reciprocal partnership with the school,” said Mays Dean Eli Jones. “Not only do they provide financial support and devote their time to our students, they also groom our graduates for management positions. It is a cycle of success.”

For more information about the events planned that day, you can contact Cindy Billington or visit here.


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