News Briefs

March 2019 - Students enrolled in selected business and economics classes are offered an experiential learning opportunity to travel to London and Dublin over Spring Break. Students will learn about the business trade, marketing, and government impact of Brexit.

February 2019 - In her Women in Business class, Prof. Maria Quijada featured a presentation on "The Role of Women in American Indian Communities" by staff member Deb "Nidawi" Preston of the Omaha tribe.  Prof. Quijada also hosted an evening workshop on "Values, Ideals and Ethics: A Leadership Workshop for the 2019 Workplace". Raeann Ramos, formerly with Regis' Military & Veterans Services, joined us as Administrative Manager. The second of three "mentoring Saturdays" was held for teams continuing in the finals round of the Innovation Challenge. Executive Night Speaker Series featured Ms. Purnima Voria, CEO and Founder of the National US-India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC) based in Denver. 

January 2019 - Our Academic Advising team welcomed Teri Slick on board.  Innovation Challenge organizers hosted the first of three "mentoring Saturday" opportunities for teams competing in the finals round to meet with experienced business faculty, alumni, and community members. Anderson hosted the monthly meeting of the Association of Strategic Planning (ASP) Colorado Chapter in the Science Building. 

November 2018 - Three Anderson students in the graduate Entrepreneurial Innovation course, won the national Jesuit Entrepreneurship Alliance competition. Tom Mallary started as our new Director for the Workforce, Ethics and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center, and supervisor of our Academic Advising team. The 11th annual Energy Africa Conference, organized Dr. Luka Powanga and the Global Commerce Forum, was held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver. Executive Night Speaker Series, held in the Mountain View Room, featured Ben Wright, CEO of Denver-based Velocity Global.

October 2018 - A ceremony for the official naming of the Anderson College of Business was held in honor of Andy Anderson's generous donation earlier this year. The Innovation Center launched its 3rd annual Regis Innovation Challenge competition 2018-19, lead by business student co-directors, Zach Pearson and Bailey Gent. The Academic Advising team welcomed the addition of Joshua Johnson.

September 2018 - Dr. Eugene Wilkerson, founding Director of our Workforce, Ethics and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center, stepped into his new role as Assistant Dean of Mission and Student Success. Our Academic Advisors welcomed Yonas Hagos to the team. Executive Night Speaker Series, held in the Mountain View Room, featured business alum, Ruben Martinez, CEO of Denver-based Glamping Hub. Accounting students took a tour of BKD CPAs and Advisors in Downtown Denver.

June 2018 - The Innovation Center sponsored a 4-week pilot "Blockchain for Social Impact" course lead by Dan Moore, MNM alum and Director of the SALT Bridge Foundation, along with SALT Lending co-founder, Caleb Slade.

May 2018 - Jamie Gronowski, who donated funds for the construction of our Innovation Incubator last year, is elected to the Regis Board of Trustees.

April 2018 - The College of Business and Economics is renamed the Anderson College of Business, thanks to a $10 million gift by business alum and Board of Trustees member, Andy Anderson. The Innovation Center hosted its second annual Alumni Matrix Meetup, and the finals round of the first Regis Innovation Challenge competition. The panel of judges consisted of Jamie Gronowski, Pat Landrum, Al Rosabal, and business alum Javier Tafoya. The Innovation Center sponsored a half-day "Solutions to Ending Poverty Sustainably" symposium featuring panel discussions and presentations by students in the Global Poverty class.

March 2018 - The Innovation Center hosted a one-day, student run pop-up shop, Cafe Vitae, in support of business student Brittney Cook's class project and entrepreneurial initiative. We co-hosted the 2nd annual Women and Leadership Conference, lead by Prof. Maria Quijada. Lindsey Wilderman is one of several accounting students starting a apprenticeship in our multi-year partnership program with Vail Resorts.

February-March 2018 - We continued our annual participation in the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, under the direction of Prof. Matt Daly. 

February 2018 - Executive Night Speaker Series, featured Caleb Slade, CEO SALT Lending, to a packed crowd in the Mountain View Room. SALT announced its partnership with Regis in the newly formed SALT Bridge Foundation.

January 2018 - In partnership with Regis' Office of Mission, Anderson launched its Mission Collaborative for faculty and staff development sessions.
Dr. Beth Caniglia, SEED Institute Director, co-hosted the Regenerative Organization Summit held at the Alliance Center in downtown Denver.

November 2017 - Prof. Luka Powanga hosted the two-day 10th Annual Energy Africa Conference at the Holiday Inn Denver in Cherry Creek.

September 2017 - At the Executive Night Speaker Series held in the Mountain View Room, Darla Figoli, Senior VP of Human Resources at Xcel Energy, gave a presentation on "Succession Planning and Its Implications for the Future of Xcel Energy".

Fall Semester 2017 - Business faculty and Fulbright Scholar, Bobbi Ewelt, co-taught an immersion experience course at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. The Denver-based portion of the class was taught by Jennifer Whitton-Trujillo. Business student, Bailey Gent, met with UP students and participated in a panel event with the US Embassy and the Peruvian Ministry of Commerce.

April 2017 - Construction was completed for the new Gronowski Innovation Incubator Lab, aka the Incubator, located in Clarke Hall Room 358. The inaugural Alumni Matrix Festival was held outdoors and attended by an energized gathering of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and supporters.

March 2017 - Executive Night Speaker Series, held in the Clarke Hall Atrium, featured Keith Larson, Co-CEO and CFO at AllHealth Network, and Chairman of TiE Rockies. His presentation was on "The Affordable Care Act and Challenges for Healthcare Providers".

January 2017 - Dr. M.D. Kinoti spoke at the Rotary STEPS Conference in California. He presented on our efforts in redefining business training, and how business can be a force for good.

January 2017 - Dr. Beth Caniglia, SEED Institute Director, launched the Regenerative Development Blog in partnership with Hunter Lovins and Natural Capitalism Solutions, and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. Dr. Caniglia and a team of Regis SEED Fellows will be contributing periodic blogs promoting the economic, social, and environmental health of neighborhoods undergoing urban redevelopment. SEED co-hosted a three-day workshop on "Gentrification in Denver: The Challenges, the Possibilities, and the People" at the Alliance Center in Downtown Denver.

January 2017 - Construction began on the Gronowski Innovation Incubator Lab, in the third floor of Clarke Hall, thanks to a generous donation by Jamie Gronowski and family. 

November 2016 - Executive Night Speaker Series, held in the Mountain View Room, featured William R. Williams, Founder and CEO of Altresco, presenting on "New Sustainability Perspectives for the Future".

October 2016 - We launched The Centers Initiative comprised of three centers of distinction: Dr. Ken Sagendorf, Director of The Innovation Center; Dr. Eugene Wilkerson, Director of the Workforce, Employment and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center; and Dr. Beth Caniglia, Director of The Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute. Dr. Luka Powanga hosted the two-day 9th Annual Energy Africa Conference at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Fall 2016 - We appointed faculty Chairs: Don Bush, Accounting and Finance; Sharon MacDonnell, Marketing; Dr. David Bauman, Management and Leadership; Dr. AnaMaria Conley, Economics.

September 2016 - Executive Night Speaker Series, held in the Mountain View Room, featured two presentations on "Resilience and Sustainability" by Steve Brooks, Principal at OZ Architecture, and Vincent Salvatoriello, President and CEO of Strategix.

Summer 2016 - For the fifth consecutive year, we offered select graduate and undergraduate students a special three credit-hour summer intensive course. Under the guidance of Prof. David Dolfinger, students worked with local Denver businesses and organizations in preparing proposals for the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards. In the Fall, students will be invited to the annual Torch Award Luncheon, during which the winning businesses will be announced.

May 2016 - Dr. Kristine Brands was elected President of the Colorado Society of CPAs (COCPA) Educational Foundation for a one-year term. Founded in 1958, the Foundation has an endowment of nearly $2 million and has awarded $1.5 million in scholarships to Colorado accounting students who aspire to become practicing CPAs in Colorado. Among the Regis University faculty and administrators who published articles in the May issue of Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, four were from the College of Business and Economics. Read the articles by Dr. Kristine Brands, Linda Lange, Dr. Crystal Evans, and Dr. M. D. Kinoti at www.jesuithighereducation.org.

April 2016 - Business faculty and staff joined students in sandwich-making sessions with the Fr. Woody's Programs for Denver's poor and homeless. Fr. Woody's Programs coordinates numerous service projects with various Regis departments throughout the academic year.

Spring 2016 - Business students Maria Orozco and Veronica Plaza Villegas were awarded the Donald R. Gier, Sr. Scholarship. Active students in the Project Leadership and Management are eligible to apply each Fall and Spring term. Requirements include completion of at least two MSOL courses, minimum 3.5 GPA, written essay on leadership and community service, and documentation of their leadership contribution. Additionally, Kaleen Adami was awarded the David M. Clarke Award for Leadership and Community Service, which is presented to an exemplary student graduating from the MSOL program.

March 2016 - For the first time in Regis University history, MBA Finance students win the prestigious Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup and its $8,000 prize. The winning team was comprised of students Jim Cleaver, Gary Kulczynski, John Lanz, and Josh Pearson.

February-April 2016 - For at least the fifteenth consecutive year, Accounting faculty and students volunteered in the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which offers free tax preparation on-campus to families with low income, disabilities, or limited English. Professors Matt Daly and Tom Edmonds supervised students who gained invaluable experience in tax preparation and community service working with dozens of clients.

February 2016 - The informal launch of the designated "Student Area" welcomed students to Room 339 in Clarke Hall. The open lounge, computer workstations, and free snacks are conducive to studying, socializing, and working on community projects. The multi-purpose area is available to business students, faculty and staff.

December 2015 - Undergraduate business students participated in the fourth annual Celebration of Student Learning, hosted by the Regis Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Students in Dr. Abby Schneider's classes presented their marketing plans and projects, and Dr. Susan Jacobson's class featured student-made video presentations on global and environmental awareness.

December 2015 - We selected Faculty Interim Chairs: Don Bush, Accounting and Finance; Sharon MacDonnell, Marketing; Dr. Eugene Wilkerson, Management and Leadership; Dr. M. D. Kinoti and Dr. Allan Brunner, co-chairs Economics and Public Policy.

November 2015 - Zach Lynch, CBE class of 2015 is among students featured in the video presentation "Scholarship Stories: COCPA Supports Accounting Students" from The Educational Foundation of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA), which provides scholarship support to highly qualified Colorado accounting students.

October 2015 - Dr. Luka Powanga hosted the two-day 8th Annual Energy Africa Conference at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Fall 2015 - The Division of Business (Regis College), the School of Management (CPS), and Masters of Nonprofit Management (CPS) merged to form the College of Business and Economics, serving both traditional and non-traditional students taking daytime and evening classes. Dr. Timothy Keane, leads us as Academic Dean; Dr. J. Martin Sipos, Associate Dean; with Assistant Deans, Matt Daly and Dr. Donna Van Dusen.