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Rachel Hayes named Dean of the David Eccles School of Business

University of Utah Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley announced that Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Eccles School of Business for a two-year term. Hayes began serving as interim dean of the school in 2021 after former dean Taylor Randall was appointed as president of the U. Hayes, a professor in accounting, [...]

2022-04-19T15:19:49-06:00April 19th, 2022|

Congrats to Natalie Gochnour, winner of the 2021 ATHENA Award!

Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business, was honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber with the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is the Chamber's highest recognition for women in business, and it is presented to a woman who is an active Chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and [...]

2021-11-22T22:13:54-07:00November 22nd, 2021|

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity celebrates its opening

On Feb. 5, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity at the David Eccles School of Business celebrated its opening with a virtual event. The center has been established to promote societal prosperity by integrating value-creating innovation and entrepreneurship with improved health. The center's goal is to help communities "thrive by driving opportunity" and use entrepreneurship to drive social change. During the event, [...]

2021-05-27T18:35:27-06:00February 8th, 2021|

The Eccles School’s commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion

Dear Eccles School Community, I am excited to announce the rollout of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiative at the David Eccles School of Business. Since last summer, I have spent time talking with many people throughout our Eccles School community and beyond as they continue working toward inclusion, and it has given me a renewed empathy. It's a feeling I [...]

2021-01-24T22:21:41-07:00January 24th, 2021|

Salt Lake Chamber honors Eccles School as Community Partner of the Year

The Salt Lake Chamber named the David Eccles School of Business its Community Partner of the Year at its annual meeting earlier this month. The Eccles School and the Utah Community Builders arm of the Chamber partnered as the COVID-19 pandemic hit to work together to provide students who had lost their internships with experience and provide local businesses with workers who could help [...]

2020-09-16T15:53:03-06:00September 15th, 2020|

Message from Eccles School leadership about day of reflection

Dear Eccles School Community, As protests and demonstrations continue here in Salt Lake City and across the nation following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black Americans, we stand in solidarity with emerging social movements calling for reflection and education among the academic community. We encourage our faculty, staff, students, and community members to reflect on [...]

2020-06-10T10:27:33-06:00June 10th, 2020|

Message from Eccles School leadership: We’re all in this together

Our hearts weigh heavy by the acts of racism that we have witnessed. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well the national outcry in response remind us of the persistent injustice that threatens the lives of Black people across our country. We all have experienced fear and uncertainly because of COVID-19, however, the anger and trauma, fear [...]

2020-06-16T15:02:54-06:00June 3rd, 2020|

Utah Coal Country Strike Team places second in American Dream Ideas Challenge

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team placed second in the American Dream Ideas Challenge, securing more funding to support economic development in Carbon and Emery Counties. The team, which is co-led by Natalie Gochnour, assistant dean at the Eccles School and executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has received $900,000 in funding from Schmidt Futures and the University of Utah. The [...]

2019-07-03T13:42:14-06:00July 1st, 2019|

Heidi Woodbury named new U Vice President for Institutional Advancement

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Heidi Woodbury as the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Woodbury will assume the position on Feb. 1, 2019. Woodbury currently is the assistant dean for external relations at the David Eccles School of Business. An alumna of the U, Woodbury was selected after a vigorous, competitive national search. She succeeds Fred Esplin, who [...]

2018-12-12T10:07:24-07:00December 11th, 2018|