Aaron Artman, president of the Tacoma Rainiers since 2007, will teach Revenue Generation in the Milgard School of Business, Sports Enterprise Management program. The class will be held this Winter Quarter at Cheney Stadium, with free parking for students.
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.
The Milgard Women’s Initiative (MWI) is housed within the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility (CLSR) at the Milgard School of Business. The council has several committees, which are led by members of the MWI Advisory Council. Within this Council, a number of committees develop and implement programs to “advance women as creative and innovative leaders throughout their organizations and communities.”
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.
The Milgard School of Business is proud to feature our next Alumni Spotlight on Judi Griffin, ’01, Business Administration, ’09 Master of Business Administration
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.