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 - Our Academic Advisors welcomed Teri Slick to the team. Raeann Ramos, formerly with Regis Military & Veterans Services, joined Anderson College of Business as Administrative Manager. Executive Night Speaker Series featured Ms. Purnina Vorio, CEO and Founder of the National US-India Chamber of Commerce based in Denver.

November 2018 - Anderson students in the graduate Entrepreneurial Innovation course, Bri Linehan, Haili Theriac and John Tosches, won the national Jesuit Entrepreneurship Alliance competition, read more. Tom Mallary started as our new Director for the Workforce, Ethics and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center, and supervisor of our Academic Advising team. Our Academic Advisors welcomed Yonas Hagos to the 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 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, read more. 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 our Assistant Dean of Mission and Student Success. Executive Night Speaker Series 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 sponsors 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, Andy Anderson. The Innovation Center hosted its second annual Alumni Matrix Meetup, and the finals round of the first Regis Innovation Challenge competition, read more. The panel of judges consisted of Jamie Gronowski, Pat Landrum, Al Rosabal, and Javier Tafoya. Read about the winners. 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. CBE co-hosts 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, read more.

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

February 2018 - CBE hosts Executive Night Speaker Series, featuring Caleb Slade, CEO SALT Lending. SALT announces partnership with Regis in the newly formed SALT Bridge Foundation.

January 2018 - Beth Caniglia, SEED Institute Director, hosts the Regenerative Organization Summit held at the Alliance Center in downtown Denver.

Fall Semester 2017 - CBE faculty and Fulbright Scholar, Bobbi Ewelt, co-teaches an immersion experience course at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. 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 is completed for the new "Gronowski Innovation Incubator Lab" located in Clarke Hall Room 358. The inaugural Alumni Matrix Festival is launched with a gathering of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and CBE supporters.

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

January 2017 - Dr. Beth Caniglia, SEED Institute director, launches 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 is contributing weekly blogs promoting the economic, social, and environmental health of neighborhoods undergoing urban redevelopment. The SEED Institute is hosting a three-day workshop on Gentrification in Denver: The Challenges, the Possibilities, and the People at the Alliance Center in Denver beginning on January 24.

January 2017 - Construction began on the business innovation incubator space in the CBE, under the direction of Ken Sagendorf in the Innovation Center.
October 2016 - Official launch of The Centers Initiative with: 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.

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

Summer 2016 - For the fifth consecutive year, the CBE offered select graduate and undergraduate students a special three credit-hour summer intensive course (MBAG 608F / BA 497F). Facilitated by instructor 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. See also November 2015.

May 2016 - 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. Meme Kinoti at jesuithighereducation.org.

April 2016 - CBE 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 - Students Maria Orozco and Veronica Plaza Villegas are 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 is 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. Read the full story.

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 for 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 CBE students, faculty and staff.

December 2015 - Undergraduate CBE 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 - Selection of faculty Interim Chairs: Don Bush, Accounting and Finance; Sharon MacDonnell, Marketing; Dr. Eugene Wilkerson, Management and Leadership; Dr. Meme Kinoti and Dr. Allan Brunner, co-chairs Economics and Public Policy. See Fall 2016 update above.

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. Watch the video. See also May 2016.

Fall 2015 - The Division of Business (Regis College), the School of Management (CPS), and Masters of Nonprofit Management (CPS) merge to form the College of Business and Economics, serving both traditional and non-traditional students taking daytime and evening classes. The newly reorganized "CBE" is led by Dr. Timothy Keane, Academic Dean; Dr. J. Martin Sipos, Associate Dean; and Assistant Deans, Matt Daly and Dr. Donna Van Dusen.