This is a time of great change, great excitement and great energy at the WVU College of Business and Economics, and I am so happy to be a part of it. I have been moved by the warm welcome I have received at West Virginia University and I look forward to working with students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the business communities at the local, state, national and international levels.
As with the positions I held prior to becoming dean of the College of Business and Economics, this job requires discipline. It will take a steadfast approach to lift all of us to a higher standard. Taking the College to the next level is a goal that has been set not only by the university administration and the entire College community, but it is also a personal goal.
The educational arena has arrived at a place of self-examination similar to that of the business arena in the past. That is, we must extend our reach to the global marketplace, and we have the tools to do exactly that through teaching, research and service. We will work to attract high quality faculty, staff and students, and we will seek a diverse student body with interdisciplinary characteristics.
We will take educating to new heights, focusing on our areas of strength, specific sectors and joint programs. We will enhance existing relationships while forging new ones, and we will cultivate and establish global partnerships. Our commitment to placement of our students will be renewed through the betterment of college and industry partnerships, career advising and counseling, and overall preparation for College students for the next step in their lives — regardless of whether that next step is job placement, graduate school or law school.
As ambassadors of the College all over the world, our alumni will be engaged to help us drive this success plan and propel us to a position where available resources allow us to do more than ever before for our constituencies.
This new foundation will be built on academic standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty — standards that we, as stakeholders, should readily embrace.
As B&E enters a new era, it will be this comprehensive effort that moves us forward and upward. I look forward to meeting and working with you, and feel honored and privileged to lead the College to new heights.
Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.
Milan Puskar Dean
304.293.7800 | Jose.Sartarelli @ mail.wvu.edu | Office#: 449