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Dean’s External Advisory Board gathers for events

October 04, 2010, Whitney Schaefer

${image-alt} College of Business alumnus and Executive in Residence Jim Cashmore talks with Dean Cradit during the fall Dean's Reception.

Members of the Dean's External Advisory Board traveled to Carbondale for their semi-annual meeting on October 1. It was the first meeting for newest board member Ray Griffith, CEO of ACE Hardware. The Finance, Management, and Marketing departmental External Advisory Boards also met that day, while the Accounting Board met the week before.

The Board Meeting was not the only event bringing the alumni to town. On Thursday, September 30, Dean’s External Advisory Board members Sean Boston and Mickey Levitt and Executive in Residence Jim Cashmore each spoke to classrooms to share their professional experiences with students. The three also took part in the Graduate Business Association luncheon, where members of the student organization networked with alumni.

Later that evening, the Dean’s Reception was held at the Stone Center. Board members, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered together to visit with one another over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails catered by Hunan Restaurant. Chancellor Rita Cheng was among the attendees, and also spoke at the Advisory Board meeting on Friday. Right after the Dean’s Reception, board members met with the Business Leadership Council for a College sponsored event at Houlihan’s in Carbondale.

Dean Dennis Cradit would like to thank everyone who attended the events and showed support for their alma mater.