Welcome to the development website for the Fogelman College of Business & Economics.
We are honored that you are considering investing in our College. There are many exciting
happenings at the college as we continue to achieve lofty goals under the strong leadership
of Dean Rajiv Grover.
One of our most unique and student-centric initiatives is The Complete Professional
Program offered through the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. The
mission of the program is to holistically develop students who are well-suited for
the business world in areas other than standard classroom knowledge. In order to accomplish
this we provide training in areas such as public speaking, dining etiquette, business
ethics, physical wellness, community service, fiscal responsibility, and much more.
Through the Complete Professional Program we are able to provide our students added
value, on top of their academic education, to better prepare them for success in both
their personal and professional lives.
This past year, through the generous support of Michael and Jennifer Cook, we built
a state-of-the-art finance and analytics trading lab that mimics a Wall Street trading
firm and is located on the first floor of the Fogelman College. The Cook’s gift contained
a $500,000 matching pledge that we are actively trying to fulfil. With your support,
we can continue to fund this innovative and critically important facility.
The world of finance is constantly changing and the new Cook Analytics & Trading Lab
offers innovative tools to help supplement traditional classroom teaching. It affords
business students and faculty the resources to stay on the cusp of an ever-growing
industry. The Cook Lab is a cutting edge technology and data center that provides
the opportunity for students to experience pragmatic, hands-on learning in an academic
environment. The purpose is to ultimately prepare students with a more complete academic
experience in order to become competent and confident finance professionals.
During my tenure I have been thoroughly impressed with the number of alumni and friends
of the College who are willing to help. It is because of YOUR support that we continue
to have a positive impact on our students and our community. As an alumnus/na or friend
of the college you can provide an impact in numerous ways. You can invest in the college
through your private contributions, serve on an advisory board, provide internships
for our students, speak to classes on your development or business knowledge, mentor
students, or hire our graduates. With your engagement and level of private support
we can enrich our college, thereby supporting our community. Alumni and friends are
the difference between a good and great university.
I encourage you to contact me with your interest to become more involved in any fashion
with the Fogelman College of Business & Economics. Should you have any questions please
do not hesitate to contact me at 901-678-3068 or by email
Director of Development
Fogelman College of Business & Economics