Reporting directly to Dean Altaf Merchant (Milgard School of Business Dean) this position supports the Dean and provides oversight and support to several functions within the Dean’s Office. Independent and strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are required on a daily basis to implement initiatives and provide guidance within the Dean’s office and among the Milgard Leadership Teams. This position requires collaboration with the Director of Operations and also supervises and leads staff.
The Milgard School of Business is proud of its impressive graduation and employment rates. UW Tacoma ranks 5th in the state for the highest post-graduation starting salary in a recent study from SmartAsset, a New York-based financial advice company.
A recent study conducted by Ford, Bezbaruah et al., and published in the Journal of Business Research ranks Professor Merchant as the 11th most impactful advertising researcher based on citations.
Slated for opening in January 2023, Milgard Hall will be a home for innovation, where business and technology meet. The building will be named Milgard Hall in honor of James A. and Carolyn Milgard and the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundations, longtime supporters of the University of Washington Tacoma.
Established in 1916, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that independently reviews business schools across the globe. AACSB Accreditation is the largest and most widely recognized business accreditation in the world. Since the first accreditations in 1919, AACSB has accredited business programs for over 100 years. Achieving AACSB accreditation follows a rigorous review process and less than 5% of the 16,000+ business programs worldwide have received AACSB accreditation.
We are proud to introduce Quincy Henry, entrepreneur and owner of Campfire Coffee in Downtown Tacoma. Quincy recently joined the Milgard Executive Council as a new member. The coffee shop is warm and inviting, the staff are friendly, and it’s close to campus.
Established in January 2021, Milgard’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council is an advisory and recommending body to the Dean on inculcation of best practices, policies and promotion of knowledge and skills to ensure that all members of the Milgard community are treated with respect and dignity, have access and voice, and an opportunity to achieve their full potential. Chaired by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, the Council will consist of 12-15 individuals representing all constituent groups including undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community collaborators. The first cohort of Council members will serve a 1-2 year term, meeting monthly from September to June in the academic year.
Juneteenth, also referred to as Liberation Day, calls for us not only to remember the legacy of racism in this country but also to commit to dismantling the effects of white supremacy and systemic oppression through actions that promote antiracism and eradicate anti-Black racism in our communities.
Dr. Haluk Demirkan, Professor & Assistant Dean for Analytics Innovations, is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Research Award at UW Tacoma. Dr. Demirkan has an extensive publication record, with research focusing on data analysis, artificial intelligence, and technology innovation for business analytics.
Ever wondered what it takes to become an eminent research scholars? If so, you must attend this research seminar!