Dean Jose Sartarelli
Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli, Ph.D.
Milan Puskar Dean


As I take stock of the past four years at B&E, I can proudly say that together - students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College - we have made great progress toward our vision of "Better, Bigger, Ranked," as indicated below:

  • The quality of our incoming students has continued to improve;
  • More than 40 high-caliber faculty have been brought in to augment an already strong academic team;
  • Enrollment at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels is at an all-time high;
  • New programs including the 4-year college, new Ph.D. program in Business Administration, and multiple joint programs, have been established;
  • A+ and A publications totalled 25 in 2013 versus 15 in 2009;
  • A record number of employers are recruiting on campus, including 57 Fortune 500 companies;
  • Our engagement locally, nationally and globally has never been higher;
  • All-time record fund-raising ($34 million to date) is allowing more resources for scholarships, support for professorships and chairs, and funding for new programs such as Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, and Hospitality & Tourism; more than ten $1 million scholarship gifts have been booked;
  • Our programs are ranked - #5 Top Undergraduate Program in Ethics, #9 Top Undergraduate Program in Return on Investment (ROI), #23 Top Online Executive MBA Program - and recognized around the country; by the way, our full-time MBA ranked #92, 49th among public universities.

As we look to the future, our commitment to building a great business and economics school in West Virginia is stronger than ever. Inspired by our vision of "Better, Bigger, Ranked" and guided by our Values - Diversity, Ethics, Excellence - we will:

  • Continue to attract the best students, faculty and staff;
  • Take the education of our students to an even higher level;
  • Continue to improve the quality of research;
  • Help our students secure employment;
  • Relentlessly keep the organization focused on the success of our students, and engage with the state;
  • Secure the funds to turn B&E into a great school that will make Mountaineers the world over proud.

Join me on this great journey of transformation and destiny.

Best Regards,

Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli, Ph.D.
Milan Puskar Dean
304.293.7800 | Jose.Sartarelli @ | Office#: 449