Janice Warner, dean of the newly renamed School of Business and Digital Media, speaks at the Business Leaders Breakfast.
Lakewood, N.J., November 5, 2015—The week of events celebrating the inauguration of President Joseph R. Marbach continued on Wednesday, October 21, with a Business Leaders Breakfast. The event, in addition to being a formal welcome to the business community from the new president, provided a forum for the announcement of restructuring that brings the Department of Communications, Graphic Design, and Multimedia into the School of Business. The new school is named the School of Business and Digital Media.
“This change was made in recognition of the importance of creativity and design in business today, to strengthen our collaboration in programs such as digital media marketing, and to highlight our competencies in digital technology,” said Janice Warner, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Digital Media.
Dr. Warner welcomed the members of the business community on behalf of the School of Business and Digital Media, which hosted the program. She then introduced President Marbach, commenting on her delight at his interest in partnering with the business community.
President Marbach then shared his vision for expanded corporate engagement between the university and business community. He talked about the rapid changes in higher education as a paradigm shift in which partnerships have become a critical component. He stressed his desire to continue to build on partnerships, saying, “I am very pleased that we have a very strong base upon which to have even more extensive partnerships with the business community.”
The State of New Jersey is also encouraging partnerships through economic development programs that focus on Higher Education and public/private partnerships.
“We will be able to wedge ourselves in in terms of private/private partnerships,” said President Marbach. “We have partnered with many of you—as Janice pointed out—for internships, serving on the advisory council, hiring alumni, and doing some professional development. We want to continue this outreach and extend our imprint on the region and the state.”
Concluding his remarks, President Marbach noted that Georgian Court University is “looking at how we can stand with other companies, and really find win/win situations, where we can not only help the business community develop leaders, but also expose our students to real-world business experiences.”
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Story contributed by freelance writer Michele Hujber, APR.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 30+ undergraduate majors and 10 graduate programs. The main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.