Director’s Message

A portrait of Greg Filbeck, the new director of the Black School of Business at Penn State Berhend

Greg Filbeck has been named director of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. He has taught at the college and served in various administrative roles since 2006.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

The Black School of Business is off to an incredible new academic year, and innovation is a driving force in that journey.

We recently formed an Executive Council of our school’s advisory boards to help us advance our strategic initiatives. We’ve completed two videos highlighting our Intrieri Family Student-Managed Fund and our Innovating through Collaboration (ITC) projects. By the end of this academic year, we will have completed program reviews for all undergraduate majors, which will be instrumental in formulating the strategic direction for each of our programs.

This issue of Business News highlights ways we’re innovating to develop students who will stand out among their peers in the workforce.

You’ll learn how we’re tapping into niche curricular opportunities, refining majors to keep pace with advances in business technologies, and developing dynamic co-curricular activities. You’ll see the critical roles that our faculty members and industry partners play in innovation advances, including faculty research that builds on classroom instruction and faculty industry projects that help students gain real-world experience.

I hope you enjoying reading these stories about our efforts to position our graduates for success in the business world today and as it evolves in the future.

Dr. Greg Filbeck