|BPA announces new graduate advisor, accreditation coordinator|
The College of Business and Public Administration announces the appointment of Michelle Garske as graduate advisor and accreditation coordinator. Garske’s responsibilities include oversight of student advisement and promotion of four graduate programs offered by the College of Business and Public Administration, as well as the coordination and analysis of assessment activities for student learning. The college currently offers master degree programs in business administration, public administration, applied economics, and industrial technology; and, has a combined enrollment of 200 graduate students.
Garske will also be responsible for activity related to accreditation of the College of Business and Public Administration’s academic programs and establishing job placement opportunities for its undergraduate and graduate students. Garske has been a member of the College of Business and Public Administration administrative team since January 2006, when she was hired as an accreditation specialist to assist the college in preparation of a peer review by the accreditation body for business schools, AACSB International. In the short amount of time since joining the college, Garske has played an instrumental role in preparing accreditation reports, implementing software to assist in tracking of academic productivity, and coordinating student internships. A native of Devils Lake, N.D., Garske holds both a bachelor and master’s degree in business administration from UND.
The College of Business and Public Administration offers 15 undergraduate and 4 graduate degree granting programs from eight academic departments and is also host to two outreach divisions, the Center for Innovation and the Small Business Development Center. The college enrolls an average of 1,900 undergraduate and 200 graduate students per year. The College of Business and Public Administration holds endorsements from four different accreditation bodies (AACSB International, NASPAA, NAIT, and the ASBDC) and is led by Dean Dennis Elbert.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, email@example.com, 777-6937