Gupta College of Business to Offer Educational Opportunities for Employees, Dependents
Date Published: May 16, 2017
The University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta
College of Business and one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies,
Brinker International Inc. The new partnership aims to further enable the college
to advance its mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties,
serving a range of industries.
“We are excited to launch this partnership with Brinker,” said Gupta College of Business
Dean Brett J. L. Landry. “They’re committed to building an organization grounded in
integrity, teamwork and passion. Combined with our commitment to prepare students
to become competent, responsible managers who are also principled and moral leaders,
this partnership is a natural fit.”
Through this partnership, all Brinker team members, known as BrinkerHeads, and their
dependents will be eligible for tuition benefits when enrolling at the University
of Dallas. Benefits can be applied to undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Gupta
College of Business as well as continuing education programs in the college’s Center
for Executive Education.
“Investing in the future of our team and providing opportunities for growth and development
are the core of our culture here at Brinker,” said Rick Badgley, chief people officer
at Brinker International Inc. “We’re honored to partner with the University of Dallas
and provide educational opportunities for our BrinkerHeads.”
Brinker joins other university partners, including Michaels, Kroger and CHRISTUS Health.
"We respect and admire Brinker for their passion and integrity in the service industry,"
said University of Dallas Director of Corporate Relations and Partnerships Halley
Netsch. "We are proud to partner with a company dedicated to leading the way in customer
experiences, and we welcome them in our classrooms."