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University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Brinker

Gupta College of Business to Offer Educational Opportunities for Employees, Dependents


 Date Published: May 16, 2017

University of Dallas Announces with BrinkerThe 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." 

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