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President Marbach Welcomes Business Community at Business Leaders Breakfast

Janice Warner

Janice Warner, dean of the newly renamed School of Business and Digital Media, speaks at the Business Leaders Breakfast.

“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.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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