Discover Fall 2020

Joe Gigler, MBA '80

To say that the year 2020 has been an interesting year would be a huge understatement. And it would be a tremendous understatement to say our faculty, staff and students have simply taken care of things. The pandemic has meant that we live at work, work where we live, and for many, take classes wherever we can. For our faculty and staff, that meant moving off campus in the spring, working remotely in the summer, and teaching in a highly flexible educational model this fall. I am proud to say our faculty and staff have done an exceptional job working and teaching on campus, from their homes, and from places in between to ensure we meet our students’ needs. Earlier this month, we held our annual college planning day via Zoom; while we were unable to all be together, the spirit of innovation and student focus rang true. It is because of this spirit and focus on changing the lives of the men and women we serve – our students – that I am proud to serve as the dean of the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

– Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry, Ph.D.

Joe Gigler, MBA ’80, wouldn’t be the successful business owner and philanthropist he is today without John and Elizabeth “Babe” Hrivnak. “They were just classic American entrepreneurs, with integrity and morals,” he said. “They worked day and night. Babe ran the front of the store, and John was the butcher and bought the produce. They were humble people with the most incredible sense of generosity.”

It was this sense of generosity that inspired Joe and his wife, Carol, to commit over $400,000 to support the John and Elizabeth “Babe” Hrivnak Memorial Endowed Scholarship for MBA students.

Capstone Professor to Retire After 51 Years

On Oct. 30, the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will celebrate the retirement of Professor Bruce Evans and invites you to join them virtually to honor a treasured colleague. Professor Bruce’s service to Gupta students and the broader business community is unparalleled. He is especially recognized for his development and leadership of the Capstone Experience, a culmination and real-life application of the skills learned during the MBA program. 

UD Announces Partnership with Leading Canadian University

A new partnership with the University of Dallas will provide MBA and Master of Management graduates of the Odette School of Business (OSB) at the University of Windsor an opportunity to gain internationally recognized cybersecurity skills and certification entirely online. UWindsor's OSB is the first Canadian university to partner with the University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, designated a national center of academic excellence in cyber defence education by the National Security Agency (NSA), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Other News

As we continue to celebrate #CybersecurityAwareness Month, #BeCyberSmart with these tips to Spot a Phish: 1) They offer a financial reward, threaten you, or claim to need help. 2) They ask for your personal info. 3) They want you to download a file or click on a link.

Learn more
about phishing at the
 National Cyber Security Alliance.

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Bruce Evans — Retirement and Celebration of 50 Years at UD

5 p.m. CST | Virtual Event
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Commencement

9 a.m. CST | In-Person Event
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