Video: 2018 Alumni Award recipient, Cordero Barkley, shares his Phoenix Story

It’s been quite a year for Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16 (Business Administration, Management), who says he came to UW-Green Bay a boy and left the campus a man. Barkley was recently named director of finance and investments for TitletownTech, having previously served Associated Bank as the assistant vice president, trust relationship manager with Associated Private Client & Institutional Services. Also in the last few months, he has been honored by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and chosen as a Future 15 Award recipient by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Barkley says the University played a fundamental role in his self-discovery.

UW-Green Bay/Packers announce new additions to TitletownTech

The Green Bay Packers have announced the new additions to TitletownTech. Aaron Kennedy will be joining the TitletownTech team as the UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence. Kennedy is the founder of Noodles and Company, and will work to advance early-stage ventures and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region as well as connect UW campuses to TitletownTech. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley ’09 ’16 (Business Administration, Master’s in Management) will join TitletownTech as director, Finance & Investments. Barkley has a background in wealth management and banking with prior experience at Associated Bank and Wells Fargo. Read more.

Faculty note: Russ presents School of Environment; Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Prof. Meir Russ (Cofrin School of Business) presented a faculty seminar at the State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation; School of Environment; Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, August 9. The Ph.D. Seminar was titled “The Trifurcation of the Labor Markets in the Networked, Knowledge-Driven, Global Economy and the Probable Foundations of Sustainabilism.” He also discussed current and future research collaboration with program faculty.

Fox 11 features GenCyber, alumnus Williquette

Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), Vice President/CIO of Capital Credit Union and an instructor at UW-Green Bay’s GenCyber Camp, says there is a huge shortfall of cyber security professionals in the nation. The program hopes to be part of that solution. “After universities have created new programs, we now have a gap of a million jobs, so that gap’s not shrinking, it’s actually increasing,” Williquette told Fox 11. Watch the interview.

SBDC helps alumnus Parks with business plan

“Like many entrepreneurs, Darius Parks ’02 (Master’s in Administrative Science) saw a void in the market and looked at it as an opportunity to start a business… in a feature for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, he tells his success story. “I was working in sales for a security firm, and as I was driving around the state, I noticed that there wasn’t a premier ground transportation service.” Parks worked with the SBDC’s business counselor David Stauffacher to develop his business plan and gain financing. Read the story.

New Russ book focuses on ‘Human Capital and Asset Management’

The book Quantitative Multidisciplinary Approaches in Human Capital and Asset Management, edited by Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business, was recently published by IGI Global. Russ wrote the introductory chapter titled “Introduction and a Holistic Framework for Human Capital” and co-authored two other chapters. He wrote “Strategic inertia vs. strategic change: The role of human capital in Fiat’s turnaround pathway” with Silvia Vernizzi and Andrea Beretta Zanoni of the University of Verona, Italy; and “A study on the effect of culture and human and social capital on entrepreneurial strategies in family businesses in Iran” with Hossein Moghaddam from the University of Pisa, Italy. The book can be found here.

Faculty note: Russ at University of Pisa

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business recently presented a Ph.D. student seminar at the Doctorate in “Economia Aziendale e Management” program at the University of Pisa, Italy. His July 7 seminar was titled “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0”.  He also discussed potential collaboration in research studies with colleagues at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Istituto di Management, Pisa, Italy.

School of Business’ Radosevich honored as inaugural Cofrin Endowed Chair

Radosevich honored as Cofrin Endowed ChairUW-Green Bay honored the institution’s first-ever Austin E. Cofrin Endowed Chair of Business during Mid-Year Convocation ceremonies Jan. 22.

Associate Prof. David J. Radosevich, chair of UW-Green Bay’s Master’s of Management program, was recognized and presented with a ceremonial medallion during the annual winter gathering of faculty and staff. He began his term as endowed professor Jan. 1, and will serve an initial appointment extending through June 30, 2018. The appointment is renewable on a 3-year basis thereafter.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller presided over the medallion ceremony, praising Radosevich’s past achievements while keeping an eye on the future.

“He is someone who will interact effectively and proactively with business leaders, colleagues and key stakeholders,” Miller said. “I am confident his work will honor the innovative legacy of Austin E. Cofrin, and help elevate our School of Business to even higher levels of achievement.”

Cofrin founded the Fort Howard Paper Co. in 1919 and turned the Green Bay-based manufacturer into one of the world’s largest tissue products companies. He died in 1980 at the age of 96. Industry colleagues praised Cofrin for his visionary leadership and resourcefulness in solving problems, achieving efficiencies and anticipating new markets.

It was a desire to more fully honor Austin Cofrin that led his son, Dr. David A. Cofrin, shortly before his death in August 2009, to announce a $5.5 million gift to the University. That contribution, the largest single private gift for academics in school history, provided funding for the endowed chair and other academic enhancements, and led to UW-Green Bay renaming its business program the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Taken collectively, Business Administration, Accounting and the Master’s of Management account for about 1,000 students and more than 6,000 alumni, or roughly one-fifth of all current and former students.

Radosevich has been a member of the Business Administration faculty at UW-Green Bay since 2003. He has been a frequent consultant to leading companies in the areas of executive assessment, selection, training, needs assessment, and performance management. Clients have included Wal-Mart, Schering Plough, New York State Police, Bell Atlantic and several other Fortune 500 companies.

His research examines variables in personal motivation and how individuals strive for goals over time. He has published extensively in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Business Research, Review of Business Research and Innovate. Additionally, he has studied the impact of technology in the classroom on student learning and satisfaction. He has taught courses in leadership and team development, organizational change and behavior, human resource management, research methods, statistics and psychology.

Radosevich received his bachelor’s in psychology from Western Maryland College in 1994 and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1999.

An endowed chair is a faculty position in a focused area of importance to the University. The chair is filled by a distinguished faculty member who has a national or international reputation in his or her field. The other endowed chair at UW-Green Bay is the John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication, created in 2005 and filled by Prof. Timothy Meyer until his retirement in 2013, when Prof. Phillip Clampitt was named to the position.

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is in the process of joining a select group of national peers by pursuing accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chancellor Miller says the addition of an endowed chair to the program, along with the excellence in teaching, research and community service exemplified by Radosevich and his colleagues, should be positive factors as UW-Green Bay prepares for AACSB review.