Lucy Gilson


U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey to Headline Auriemma UConn Leadership Conf.

Martin DempseyStorrs, Conn.  – The nation’s highest-ranking military officer will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, Oct. 22 to 23 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut.

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey is scheduled to address conference attendees on the first day of the event. Coming on the heels of Geno Auriemma‘s 9th NCAA National Basketball Championship, this conference will focus on Leading for Innovation and Change.Continue Reading


Dates Confirmed, Sponsors Return for Second Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference

Geno Auriemma Leadership ConferenceThe University of Connecticut is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference (http://genoleadership.uconn.edu) – October 22-23. The conference will once again be held at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“After an extremely successful inaugural conference in 2013, I am very excited to be partnering with the UConn School of Business again to bring leadership insights to business leaders throughout the region,” said UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma.Continue Reading


The Value of a Day’s Work: Panel Addresses Pay Equity

Women make up 48% of Connecticut’s labor force, and yet in 2011, Connecticut full-time working women earned just 78% of what their male counterparts earned, according to a research brief on pay equity by the Connecticut General Assembly Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).Continue Reading


Leading With Excellence

Leading With Excellence
This article first appeared in the UConn Business magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3 (Summer 2013)

Accomplished and aspiring leaders from all corners of industry gathered in late April to be inspired by some of the nation’s best business minds, as the first participants in the inaugural Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference.

The conference, held April 29 and 30 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, was sold out to capacity with more than 150 registered attendees.Continue Reading


Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Announced

At a University of Connecticut press conference this morning, Coach Geno Auriemma, School of Business Dean John Elliott, Professor Lucy Gilson, and UConn President Susan Herbst, along with other members of the university community, officially announced a major new leadership initiative: the inaugural Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, presented by Walmart, to be held April 29-30th at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville.Continue Reading


Ph.D. Student Teaching Awards

On March 22, the Ph.D. students and coordinators for the five Ph.D. concentrations met at Willington Pizza for a “BUS Ph.D. Student Night of Appreciation,” where we celebrated student accomplishments during the last year.

At this event, we announced the winners of the school’s 2012 Ph.D. student teaching awards.  Each of the five Ph.D. program concentrations gave a teaching award to a qualified student in their concentration.  The coordinators of the five concentrations (John Phillips – ACCT,  Joe Golec – FNCE,  Lucy Gilson – MGMT,  Bill Ross – MKTG, and Jan Stallaert – OPIM), along with the program director (Gary Powell), then decided as a group which of the winners of a teaching award in a concentration would receive this year’s School of Business teaching award.Continue Reading


Annual Faculty Awards

At the beginning of this month, the Teaching and Research Committee met and evaluated nominations for the annual Faculty Awards.  A total of nine winners, a runner up, and two honorable mentions were awarded.

Under the Research category the winners are Sarah Rice and David Weber for Best Paper.  Their paper is titled “How Effective is Internal Control Reporting under SOZ 404? Determinants of the (Non-) Disclosure of Existing Material Weaknesses.” Continue Reading


Business Mastery Program for Public Service Certificate Ceremony

The School of Business Executive Education Business Mastery Program for Public Service Professionals held its certificate ceremony at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in Hartford on December 15. Dr. Robert Bird, Associate Professor in UConn’s Marketing Department, welcomed honorees, friends and family, distinguished guests and program faculty and staff. He also shared experiences from his course module, Introduction to Employment Law. Dr. Karla Fox, Dean of the School of Business, addressed the group with congratulatory remarks. Other distinguished guests attending the ceremony and assisting Dean Fox with the distribution of certificates included: Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker; UConn Director of the Institute of Material Sciences, Dr. Harris Marcus; State Health Care Advocate, Victoria Veltri, JD, LLM; Department of Public Health Deputy Commissioner, Lisa Davis; Department of Social Services Operations Manager, George Chamberlin; Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services, Joseph Drexler; and Chief of Quality and Planning, Department of Children and Families, Fernando Muniz.

In closing the ceremony, Dr. Lucy Gilson, Associate Professor in UConn’s Management Department, remarked that she recently brought her MBA change management class to the GBLC to hear Governor Malloy give a speech stating that Connecticut is, “open for business,” and “we are going to compete.” In this speech Governor Malloy outlined a number of changes that the state had made and was in the processes of making to encourage, support, and facilitate business as well as attract new companies and industries to our state. More specifically however, he talked about how we needed to reposition Connecticut to attract and keep current industries. He also discussed how UConn could work in tandem with the state to meet these goals. “Tonight, I believe we are taking a big step toward achieving this goal,” noted Professor Gilson. “The business mastery program which tonight’s honorees have completed helps to insure that our state employees have the managerial tools necessary for us to compete” she added.

Certificate recipients honored included: Bruce Bourgoin, Department of Transportation; YoungHee Chudy, UConn; Patricia Dunn, UConn/Department of Social Services; Africka Hinds-Ayala, Office of Health Care Advocacy; David Madonna, Department of Public Health; Elieen McMurrer, Sharon O’Neill and Wayne Seidel, Department of Developmental Services; Tricia Morelli, Department of Social Services; Cristina Pereira, formerly of Department of Transportation; Marc Petruzzi, Department of Public Safety; Ilia Stranko, Department of Children and Families.

The two-course Public Service Professionals Certificate Program offers Introduction to Management and Introduction to Employment Law & Government Processes. Participants either earn 4 undergraduate or 3 graduate non-degree credits per course. To date, 59 participants have completed the program from agencies and departments, throughout the State. By providing customized educational opportunities to public service professionals, the program enhances participants’ skills, while benefiting State agencies and the residents of the State of Connecticut. Our alumni have credited the program with networking and promotional opportunities as well as the development of advanced management skills. Testimonials on the value and benefits of the program can be found at: www.business.uconn.edu/publicservice.

Pictured (top right): Business Mastery Program for Public Service Professionals 2012 Certificate Recipients, Dean Karla Fox, Faculty and Staff. Pictured (above, left to right): Dr. Robert Bird, Professor of Business Law; Dr. Lucy Gilson, Professor of Management; Mary Palmer, Program Manager; Nancy Brouillet, Adjunct Instructor.


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Ph.D. Student Night of Appreciation

On March 24, the University of Connecticut School of Business Ph.D.  students and coordinators for School’s five Ph.D. concentrations met at Willington Pizza for a “BUS Ph.D. Student Night of Appreciation,” to celebrate student accomplishments during the last year.

The winners of the School’s 2011 Ph.D.  student teaching awards were announced at this event.  Each of the five Ph.D. program concentrations gave a teaching award to a qualified student in their concentration.  The coordinators of the five concentrations (John Phillips – ACCT,  Joe Golec – FNCE,  Lucy Gilson – MGMT,  Bill Ross – MKTG, and  Jan Stallaert – OPIM), along with the program director (Gary Powell), then decided as a group which of the winners of a teaching award in a concentration would receive this year’s School of Business teaching award.

The winner of the 2011 School of Business Ph.D. Student Teaching Award is Reilly White.

The winners of the 2011 teaching awards in the concentrations are:

Accounting – Erin Henry

Finance – Reilly White

Marketing – Hang Nguyen

Management – Michael Kukenberger

OPIM – Pantea Alirezazadeh

Pictured (left to right): Erin Henry, Pantea Alirezazadeh, Reilly White, Gary Powell, Hang Nguyen.


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The Business Mastery Program for Public Service Professionals Certificate Ceremony

The University of Connecticut School of Business Executive Education Business Mastery Program for Public Service Professionals held its certificate ceremony at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford on December 15, 2010.

Dr. Lucy Gilson welcomed honorees, friends and family, distinguished guests and program faculty and staff.  She also shared experiences from her course module, Introduction to ManagementDr. Robert Bird and Dr. Michelle Stronz addressed the group with regard to their course modules, Introduction to Employment Law & Government Processes.   Distinguished guests attending the ceremony and assisting Dr. Gilson with the distribution of certificates included: Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Thomas;  Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Richard Nicholson; CT Housing and Finance Authority Administrator, Nancy O’Brien;  State Elections Enforcement Commission Executive Director and General Counsel, Albert Lenge; and Department of Development Services Commissioner Peter O’Meara.

Certificate recipients honored included:  Troy Anderson and Patricia Johannes, (Department of Public Safety); Carol Andrews, (Department of Revenue Services); Oddler Fils and Justin Giorlando, (Department of Transportation); Leanne Harty, (University of Connecticut); Audrey Horan and Erica Garcia, (Department of Social Services); Mark Hirsch, (CT Housing Finance Authority); Sheri-Lyn Lagueux, (State Elections Enforcement Commission); Cristina Boisvert-MacGillis, (Department of Social Services); Linda Rooney and Dawn Stephenson, (Department of Developmental Services).

The two-course Public Service Professionals Certificate Program offers Introduction to Management and Introduction to Employment Law & Government Processes.   Participants either earn 4 undergraduate or 3 graduate non-degree credits per course. To date, 47 participants have completed the program from agencies and departments, in addition to those above, that include the Department of Public Health; Department of Mental Health & Addition Services; Office of the State Treasurer; the UConn Health Center; Veteran Affairs; and the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism. By providing customized educational opportunities to public service professionals, the program enhances participants’ skills, while benefiting State agencies and the residents of the State of Connecticut.  Our alumni have credited the program with networking and promotional opportunities as well as the development of advanced management skills.

Testimonials on the value and benefits of the program can be found at: www.business.uconn.edu/publicservice.

Pictured (top right): Business Mastery Certificate Program for Public Service Professionals 2010 certificate recipients. Pictured (below, left to right): Dr. Lucy Gilson addresses the audience. Dr. Robert Bird discussing his Introduction to
Employment Law course module. Dr. Michelle Stronz congratulates the honorees.

 

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