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Pennsylvania State UniversitySmeal College of BusinessRECRUITMENT AND SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPSWhat programs and initiatives has your school found successful in the recruitment of minority and/or female students?The Smeal College of Business recruits underrepresented groups through both on- and off-campus events, such as:Diversity Appreciation Weekend (DAW)Diversity Appreciation Weekend is hosted by the Minority MBA Association under the guidance of Dr. Vernis Welmon, associate dean fordiversity and community at Smeal, with the assistance of the MBA program staff. DAW is an opportunity for prospective students to gainvaluable insights and information on the Smeal MBA program. The purpose of the event is to encourage qualified students to attend PennState by familiarizing them with our facilities, faculty, staff, students and alumni. The weekend involves interaction among prospective andcurrent students, alumni, faculty and staff. It also exposes prospective students to the culture, work ethic and the demands and challengesof the MBA program.In addition, the Smeal College of Business participates in annual organization events that focus on increasing the diversity of MBA student applicants.These include:National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)www.nbmbaa.orgThe National Black MBA Association is a membership organization of Black graduates with MBAs, advanced degrees and entrepreneurs.As its website explains, the NBMBAA is dedicated to the advancement of Blacks in the business community, and partners with over 400 ofthe country’s top business organizations. The NBMBAA provides members with programs to facilitate economic and intellectual growth aswell as building relationships with key stakeholders in a wide range of industries.National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)www.nshmba.orgEstablished in 1988, the NSHMBA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to be the premier Hispanic MBA business network throughphilanthropic and economic advancement. The society works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions in business through a variety ofeducational and development programs. Its mission is to foster Hispanic leadership in order to improve society by increasing culturalawareness and sensitivity in the American workplace.PhD Projectwww.phdproject.orgAccording to the PhD Project website, the organization’s “mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversityof business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business PhD programs, and providea network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors. As faculty, they serve as role models attracting and mentoring minoritystudents while improving the preparation of all students for our diverse workplace and society.”Please describe any scholarship and/or fellowship opportunities for minority and/or female students attending your school.Name of scholarship program: The Bunton-Waller ScholarshipDeadline for application: Automatic with application for admissionScholarship award amount: Full tuitionWebsite or other contact information: www.psu.edu/studentaid/scholarshipsThe Bunton-Waller Scholarship program, which is named in honor of the first-recorded African-American male and female Penn State graduates,assists Penn State in creating a more diverse population. Factors such as economic disadvantage, geographic diversity and ethnic/racialunderrepresentation at Penn State place high-achieving students under consideration for these awards.Name of scholarship program: National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship ProgramDeadline for application: April 30thScholarship award amount: Varies; 5,000 to 10,000Website or other contact information: www.nshmba.org/scholarshipFrom the NSHMBA website, “The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, which exists ‘to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate managementeducation and professional development,’ has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships areoffered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student’s choice.”399

Vault/CGSM Guide to Business School Diversity, 2010 EditionPennsylvania State University (Smeal)Name of scholarship program: NBMBAA MBA Scholarship ProgramDeadline for application: April 30thScholarship award amount: Up to 15,000Website or other contact information: www.nbmbaa.org/index.aspx?pageid 790From the NBMBAA website, “The NBMBAA MBA Scholarship Program identifies students who have demonstrated potential to make significantcontributions in the field of business in the public and private sectors. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional leadershippotential and be actively involved in their local communities through service to others.“Each year a minimum of 25 students receive scholarship awards up to 15,000 and NBMBAA membership. Some recipients will also receive roundtrip airfare and housing to the annual conference and exposition, complimentary conference registration and special VIP access to receptions andevents at the conference.”PROMINENT ALUMNI/FACULTYPlease provide information about prominent minority faculty members at your school.Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning and director of the Center for Global Business StudiesFariborz Ghadar has expertise in global corporate strategy and implementation, international finance and banking and global economic assessment.With a doctoral degree and MBA from Harvard Business School, Professor Ghadar teaches global strategy and finance at Smeal and has served as aconsultant to a variety of organizations including BASF, Ericsson, UBS and the World Bank. Professor Ghadar, one of BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Starsof Finance, was a recipient of AT&T’s prestigious 5.0 Award for teaching excellence and has also received the Marketing Educator of the Year Award.Rajdeep Grewal, professor of marketing and Dean’s Faculty FellowRajdeep Grewal (PhD 1998, University of Cincinnati) is professor of marketing and Dean’s Faculty Fellow at the Smeal College of Business atPennsylvania State University. He is also the associate research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets. His research focuses onempirically modeling strategic marketing issues and has appeared in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of MarketingResearch, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Psychology, MIS Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal, amongothers. Currently he serves or has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, International Journal of Research inMarketing and Decision Sciences. He has received several awards for his research including a doctoral dissertation award from the Procter & GambleMarket Innovation Research Fund, his research also received the Honorable Mention Award at the prestigious MSI/JM competition on “LinkingMarketing to Financial Performance and Firm Value,” the year 2003 Young Contributor Award from the Society of Consumer Psychology for his 2003article in the Journal of Consumer Psychology and his article on incentive-aligned conjoint analysis was the finalist for the 2006 Paul E. Green Awardfor best article published in the Journal of Marketing Research in 2005. He was named in the year 2003 in the Marketing Science Institute’s YoungScholars List (individuals with PhDs after 1995 selected on the basis of research productivity in top-tier marketing journals). He also received the AMAMarketing Strategy SIG Early Career Award in 2007.Charles Cao, David McKinley Professor of Business AdministrationCharles Cao is the David McKinley Professor of Business Administration at the department of finance. He received his PhD in finance from theUniversity of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in 1993, his MS from the University of Kentucky in 1988 and his BS from Peking University in1984.Professor Cao was selected fellow of the FDIC Center for Financial Research in 2006 and won research grants from FDIC and Morgan Stanley. Heserves as an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Markets, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal andAnnals of Economics and Finance. He has taught MBA and PhD courses at the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University. He also served asprogram co-chairs of 2005 and 2006 China International Conference in Finance sponsored by Tsinghua University and MIT Sloan School ofManagement.Professor Cao’s research interests include derivative securities markets, market microstructure, credit risk, mutual funds and hedge funds. Hisresearch has been published in a wide range of academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business,Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Econometrics and Journal of Financial Intermediation. Hispaper “Price Discovery without Trading: Evidence from Nasdaq Pre-opening” (co-authored with Eric Ghysels and Frank Hatheway) received the NewYork Stock Exchange Award for Best Paper on Equity Trading at Western Finance Association Meetings in 1999.Vernis Welmon, assistant dean for diversity enhancement and assistant professor of business administrationDr. Welmon has been key in developing ethnic diversity in the MBA program. So key, in fact, that in 1999 Smeal College alumnus Harvey Kimmel(1964) and his wife, Virginia, pledged 100,000 for an endowment in Dr. Welmon’s name. The programs of recruitment, retention and alumni relationsthat he has led have benefited hundreds of minority MBAs and contributed to Smeal’s national reputation for leadership in these efforts. He also hasundertaken similar work as part of universitywide committees. Aside from being a popular teacher of international business, Dr. Welmon has beenhonored for his outstanding student advising. He was recently an adviser to Phi Chi Theta. He is currently adviser to the Minority MBA Association.400

Vault/CGSM Guide to Business School Diversity, 2010 EditionPennsylvania State University (Smeal)Please provide information about prominent minority alumni from your school.William A. Donan, MBA 1968, founder, Executive Management ConsultingIn 2002, William Donan founded Executive Management Consulting, LLC, a senior management consulting firm. Mr. Donan, who serves on severalboards for both profit and nonprofit companies, also devotes considerable time and money to support initiatives within the Smeal College of Business.From guest lecturer in the classroom to mentor to undergraduate and MBA students to commencement speaker, Mr. Donan has shared his expertisewith future business leaders. Additionally, he served on Smeal’s Alumni Society Board, is a member of the Hammond Society and currently serves onSmeal’s board of visitors. Since 1997, Mr. Donan has established an undergraduate scholarship, MBA fellowship and an endowed professorship withinthe Smeal College of Business—all with the goal of promoting diversity within the student body and faculty.Troy Cromwell, BS 1988, MBA 1990, group president, Verizon Business Government and EducationCromwell is the group president for the Verizon Business Government and Education segment. He has overall responsibility for 1.5 billion in profitablerevenue growth through the sale of network services, CPE and application solutions. Cromwell served as an Accenture partner and North Americansales lead for public service outsourcing, as well as director of client sales for Accenture Learning. He served as president of TeleTech’s governmentsolutions business. In 2001, he was named vice president of XO Communications for the federal government market. His primary focus was onHomeland Security, DOD, FAA, and several other key departments.Warren Lambert, MBA 1986Lambert is the executive business director for the Human Health Division of Merck & Co., Inc.Kanika White, MBA 2000White is the senior brand manager of innovation for Jimmy Dean.Carolyn Morgan, MBA 1994Morgan is the senior group sales officer and vice president for NFL Partnership Marketing for Bank of America.Please provide information about prominent female faculty members at your school.Barbara Gray, professor of organizational behavior and director of the Center for Research in Conflict and NegotiationDr. Barbara Gray is a professor of organizational behavior and director of the Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation at the Pennsylvania StateUniversity. She holds the following degrees: BS in chemistry (magna cum laude), University of Dayton, Secondary Education Certificate, ClevelandState University, and a PhD in organizational behavior, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gray has held the following visiting positions: visitingscholar at the Harvard Law School’s program on negotiation during 1987 to 1988, visiting faculty, the Katholicke Universiteit Leuven in 1997, TVAFellow at the Darden School, University of Virginia in 1998 and Boer & Croon Chaired Professor at the TIAS Business School, Tilburg University in2004. Dr. Gray is also a trained mediator and consults to organizations about conflict and collaboration.Dr. Gray’s has published three books: Collaborating: Finding common ground for multiparty problems (Jossey-Bass, 1989); International Joint Ventures:Economic and organizational perspectives (with Kalyan Chatterjee, Kluwer, 1995), and Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Conceptsand cases (with Roy Lewicki & Michael Elliott, Island Press, 2003). She has over 70 publications including work in Administrative Sciences Quarterly,Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science,Journal of Management and Journal of Management Inquiry.Dr. Gray’s research interests include inter-organizational relations, multiparty collaborative alliances, organizational and environmental conflict, teamdynamics and sensemaking. She is currently studying the impacts of repair of relationship conflict on organizations and investigating leadershipfunctions in multiparty alliances including a project with the National Institutes of Health to study transdisciplinary teams.Linda Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and EthicsLinda K. Treviño is a Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, and director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics in theSmeal College of Business where she has been on the faculty since 1987. She served as chair of the department of management and organizationfrom 1999 to 2004. She holds a PhD in management from Texas A&M University. Her research and writing on the management of ethical conductin organizations is widely published and is known internationally. She has published more than 60 journal articles and has co-authored a textbook withKatherine Nelson entitled Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to do it Right, published by John Wiley in 1995. The fourth edition waspublished in 2007. The book, which is being used to teach undergraduates, MBAs and executives, addresses how people can manage their ownethical conduct and the conduct of their employees in today’s business organizations.A more academic book, entitled Managing Ethics in Business Organizations: Social Scientific Perspectives, with Gary Weaver, was published in 2003by Stanford University Press. Professor Treviño has taught all types of students, from undergraduates, to MBAs, to executive MBAs, to PhDs andexecutives. She has also consulted with for-profit and nonprofit organizations and has led research projects for Arthur Andersen’s former ethics andresponsible business practices consulting and for the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program where she is chair of the Invited Fellows. She has madepresentations to academic, practitioner and corporate audiences including the Defense Industry Initiative, the Government Ethics Office, theConference Board of Canada, the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals, the Money Management Institute, the NASD (now FINRA), theHuman Resources Planning Society and the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association. In 2007, she was elected a member of the Academy of401

Vault/CGSM Guide to Business School Diversity, 2010 EditionPennsylvania State University (Smeal)Management Fellows, a group that recognizes and honors members of the Academy of Management who have made significant contributions to thescience and practice of management.In 2004, Professor Treviño was invited to serve as a core faculty member in the Business Roundtable’s Institute for Business Ethics where she continuesto serve. She also served on the AACSB’s task force on ethics in the curriculum and began a four-year term as the Academy of Management Ethicsombudsperson in January 2006. Professor Treviño serves as the management area editor for Business Ethics Quarterly, serves on the editorial reviewboard of the Journal of Management and completed a two-year term as associate editor of Academy of Management Review in July 2008. She iscurrently serving as the incoming division chair for the social issues in management division of the Academy of Management. Professor Treviñoreceived the best paper award from the prestigious Academy of Management Review in 1993 and from the Academy of Management Learning andEducation in 2007. She has received the best paper award three times from the social issues in management division of the Academy of Management.Susan Xu, professor of management science and supply chain managementDr. Susan H. Xu is professor of management science and supply chain management at Pennsylvania State University. She served as the chair of theintercollege dual-title degree graduate program in operations research at Penn State University from 1998 to 2007. She held visiting positions in severaluniversities including George Mason University, University of California at Berkeley, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University ofScience and Technology, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, National University of Singapore and Singapore Institute of ManufacturingTechnology, among others.Dr. Xu’s primary research interests are centered on design, performance evaluation, simulation and optimization of stochastic operating systems andtheir applications in supply chain management and service systems, telecommunication, information technology and reliability. In particular, she isinterested in production and inventory systems, stochastic scheduling, technology management, queueing control, Markov decision processes,maintenance policies and risk analysis in reliability systems and stochastic ordering of multivariate stochastic processes.Please provide information about prominent alumnae from your school.Patricia Ann Woertz, MBA 1974, president and chief executive officer, Archer Daniels MidlandPatricia Ann Woertz became CEO of Archer Daniels Midland in 2006, beating out four other competitors. Formerly an EVP at Chevron Corporation,Ms. Woertz left to pursue CEO opportunities. In an interview with Fortune magazine, she characterized herself as an outsider at ADM, “I’m outside thecompany, outside the industry, outside the family, outside the gender expectations.” She first worked for Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh, then moved toGulf Oil, an Ernst & Young client. There she rose steadily through the ranks, with a stint in Vancouver, British Columbia, to become president of ChevronInternational and ultimately executive vice president of Chevron’s global downstream operations. At ADM, she is expected to focus on ethanol andbiofuels.Joan Lordi Amble, MBA 1975, executive vice president and corporate comptroller, American ExpressAmble is executive vice president and corporate comptroller of American Express. In this role she oversees all aspects of th