Dean Matt Waller publishes The Dean’s List: Leading a Modern Business School, a compilation of lessons learned for current and aspiring business school leaders.
Walton College has named Jerra Nalley Toms the director of marketing and communications effective Sept. 23. Toms will create the college’s strategic marketing plans and oversee its implementation.
The program will train and support regional entrepreneurs focused on outdoor recreation-oriented hospitality, service and experience businesses, as well as outdoor industry product design and development start-ups.
The Sustainability Consortium’s Christy Slay was featured recently on CNBC and believes the supply chain will be impacted long term by climate change.
Synetra Hughes finds mentoring first-generation college students rewarding. She was one as well.
Students enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business now have the opportunity to apply to become a member of Leadership Walton.
Hughes will oversee recruitment strategy execution, serve as an advocate for student support across campus and at Walton College and supervise support staff at the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, joins the board of the National Association for Business Economics, the premier professional association for business economists.
YOUARK, a podcast developed and operated by students for students, will launch in fall 2021. Applications are being accepted for talented team members.
Nominate an outstanding business leader who has made a lasting contribution to business and community. The nomination deadline is July 31.
The initiative kicked off with a video spotlight series featured on the center’s website. It will expand to include workshops, partnerships and different forms of recognition. To nominate a female blockchain professional or use-case, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eleven MBA students developed a mentorship service project at Springdale (Arkansas) High School. For one student, this project takes him back to his alma mater and leads him to reflect on the importance of volunteerism.
During March, the “Now, Let’s Talk” program by the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will focus on “isms” and intersectionality.
Celebrating Charles Murphy Jr., who built Murphy Oil into one of the world’s most successful and respected companies but also left a legacy that spoke to his deep devotion to lifelong learning.
Help celebrate the continuing legacy of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, Feb. 25, during fireside chats with three hall of fame inductees.
Celebrating Jackson T. Stephens, whose business accomplishments were just one part of a legacy that made him an obvious choice in the first class for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.
Today we celebrate William T. Dillard, the founder of Dillard’s Department Stores. Our accounting department was recently named in his honor.
Pausing the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2021 selection gives Walton College the opportunity to look at the legacy of the event, the first class honored in 1999 and the dean who established the prestigious honor!
The Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas continues to address the issues of racism and how to talk about it in the spring of 2021 in a program called “Now, Let’s Talk.”
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has established the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to honor the long-time leader of the college’s effort to make sure all are welcome.
Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education has appointed Stephanie Thomas, associate professor of practice of supply chain management in the Walton College, to its Board of Advisors for a three-year term.
Graduate student Farid Noori’s journey to Walton College and Northwest Arkansas starts out with bread, mountains and a bike.
The deadline to register for the Zoom talk by New York Times bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo is Friday, Oct. 30.
EMBA student and artist David Gomez chose Walton College because of its connections.
The board of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame has decided to pause the selection of a new class of inductees for 2021 due to the continuing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Douglas Jackson Jr. and John Engskov, Walton College alumni, are providing complimentary online subscriptions to Barron’s financial magazine for Walton College students, faculty and staff!
Jeff Hood, Barbara Lofton and Mike Waldie have been promoted to be assistant deans in Walton College.
University of Arkansas alumni David and Shelley Simpson are contributing $175,000 toward the creation of a new supply chain student organization and symposium in hope of bringing awareness to the lack of gender diversity in the field.
Dean Matthew A. Waller is being honored with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 2020 Distinguished Service Award.
As a young girl and teenager, Barbara Lofton stood up to racism in her home state of Mississippi. “If there was a march, I was in it,” says Lofton, director of the Walton College Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
When injustice is exposed, especially dramatically and graphically like with the recent death of George Floyd, we are left with struggling emotions, including rightful anger. But how do we act?
Steve Kopp has been taking teams of students to Vietnam since 2015 to study the business, culture, environment and economics of rural Vietnamese farmers.
Walton College now offers three new graduate degrees: Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Applied Business Analytics and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. Classes begin fall 2020.
Nominate an outstanding business leader who has made a lasting contribution to business and community by July 31.
Tyler Garman, president of The Roark Group, and an alumnus of the Walton College, donated materials, machine time and assembly labor to help create aerosol boxes for local hospitals and fire departments.
How quickly the Arkansas economy begins to rebound once restrictions are eased and everyone starts thinking about a recovery will depend on careful management and foresight.
John Kent and David Dobrzykowski serve on a volunteer task force that has coordinated a $1 million shipment of personal protective equipment and supplies to hospitals in the U.S.
Cindy Moehring has held many jobs. Regardless of where she worked, she made the same observation. “It really seemed to me that there were too many business leaders entering the business world without the awareness of basic business ethics issues,” Moehring says.
Nathaniel Burke, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a Humane Studies Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Elecia Smith, executive director of the U of A’s IDEALS Institute, presented a workshop at the AACSB International Associate Deans Conference held Nov. 13-15.
Barbara Lofton received the Tony Walker Diversity Champion Award from the Gerald and Candace Alley Foundation Nov. 20, 2019, to acknowledge her work to support and promote diversity and inclusion.
At the age of 23, Garrett Rybak sat in the cockpit of a T-34 with the engine roaring and propellers spinning. After the requisite safety checks, he grabbed the controls and sped the aircraft down the runway until it went airborne into the Wild Blue Yonder.
Executive Education will host a conversation and lecture exploring strategic planning with Graham Cobb, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, on Dec. 3 in Bentonville.
With four generations of graduates, the Cavender family of the Cavender Greek Seasoning fame shows how allegiance to the U of A is often a family affair.
Walton College Executive Education will explore change management with TheatreSquared executive director Martin Miller on Nov. 21. The public is invited to attend. Pre-registration is required.
Gerald Alley, Olivia Farrell, Charles Nabholz and Reynie Rutledge will be honored Feb. 7, 2020, in Little Rock for their contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries, the state of Arkansas and to their communities.
Interested in studying abroad? Learn more by attending the Walton College Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the WJWH atrium.
Speakers include Greg Pogue of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, and Walton economist Mervin Jebaraj. The luncheon event is hosted at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center, 314 N. Goad Springs Road in Lowell.
The Retailing Thought Leadership Conference will be held on campus Oct. 11-12. Industry leaders will share insights on the future of retail.
These leadership courses will take place in Little Rock at Walton College at 2nd & Main.