The IU East School of Business & Economics provides graduates with a globally recognized IU degree. Our diverse and knowledgeable faculty and staff offer an engaging, quality education that meets the changing needs of the regional population and business community.
Our vision is to provide a dynamic and forward-thinking environment where students acquire the relevant skills to ensure future professional success.
The School of Business and Economics practices and promotes the following core values in the fulfillment of its mission.
• Student-centered-We value a personal approach in education that places students at the center of our academic environment.
• Entrepreneurial & Innovative Thinking-We value intellectual innovation and competitiveness in research and education.
• Social Responsibility-We value an ethical approach that promotes the fair, honest and transparent treatment of all stakeholders.
• Community-focused-We are engaged citizens and act for the benefit of our service region.
• Professionalism-We value respect and positive regard for all members of our community, demonstrated through our words and behavior.
• Globalization-We value an appreciation of diverse cultures and global economies.
Recognizing the rapidly increasing diversity of America and of higher education, and in support of the mission of the Indiana University East School of School of Business & Economics, faculty and staff are committed to promoting an educational environment that values, respects, and reflects national and international views of diversity.
Diversity includes consideration of socioeconomic class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual orientation, and disabilities, as well as race and ethnicity. Diversity recognizes that individuals learn from exposure to and interaction with others who have backgrounds and characteristics different from their own. Recognizing and valuing diversity also means acknowledgement, appreciation, and support of different learning styles, ways of interaction, and stimulating forms of discourse derived from interaction and collaboration with persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
In order to fulfill this commitment, the Indiana University East School of Business & Economics:
- Promotes curriculum content that reflects diversity.
- Develops a comprehensive academic success model.
- Recruits, retains, and graduates students from diverse backgrounds in all programs with attention to transition across degrees.
- Recruits and retains faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Establishes and maintains linkages with the diverse communities of the city of Richmond, Wayne County, the State of Indiana, our broader service area including western Ohio and northern Kentucky, the nation, and the world.
- Identifies local, regional, national, and international resources that support diversity, promote academic excellence, and enrich the academic environment for all members of the School of Business & Economics community.
- Promotes research that reflects cultural diversity.
- Promotes and encourages culturally competent practice among students, graduates, and faculty.
Meet the Dean
Denise Smith, JD, MBA
Dean of the School of Business and Economics
Professor of Business Law
Office: IU East, Hayes Hall 255N
The purpose of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) is to help advise the School of Business & Economics to maintain the relevance and currency of its business curriculum in light of regional economic development needs. The BAC supports and helps to advance the School’s mission, vision, strategic plans, and long-range objectives.
The Business Advisory Council meets two times a year (once during Fall Semester, and once during Spring Semester).
|Tim Crammer||Vice President of Services, Henny Penny|
|Todd Duke ('03)||Director of Information Technology,IU East|
|Michael Elorreaga||Personal and Commercial Lines Agent, VanVleet Insurance|
|Robin Henry||Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant to the President, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union|
|Jeff Jackson||CPA/PFS, CFP, Brady Ware & Company|
|Curtis Blakely||Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Richmond|
|Jan Parker (‘13)||U.S. Benefits Manager, Belden|
|Kim Poinsett||Vice President of Community Relations, First Bank Richmond|
|Amy Powell (‘03)||Medical Staff Recruiter, Reid Health|
|Roger Richert||Owner, Richmond Furniture Gallery|
|Jason Troutwine (‘01)||Vice Chancellor for the Office of External Affairs, IU East|
|Melissa Vance||President and CEO, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Jim Summers||Executive Director, Administration and Finance, IU East|