Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

What’s in the water?!

The Supply Chain and Information Management Department was triple blessed in 2022 when it came to new additions to the family! PL Meena’s Kenisha born 6/3/22 Rafael Teixeira’s Lucas born 10/11/22 Olga Biedova’s Maximilian born 12/12/22 Will 2023 bring even more adorable little ones?!

Strategic Investment Symposium – Feb. 24

The College of Charleston School of Business Investment Program will host its ninth annual Strategic Investment Symposium on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Over the past eight years, the symposium has attracted more than 1,400 attendees from across the country interested in investment strategy, including financial professionals, institutional wealth managers and…

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German-American Business Summit – Feb. 8

Higher education and industry will meet again when the College of Charleston hosts the seventh annual German-American Business Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. The summit, presented by the College of Charleston German studies program, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and School of Business, has stimulated collaboration and discussion between the German industry and the university to create job…

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2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year

From Dave Wyman We are looking for applications for the College of Charleston “2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.” The winner will be recognized on April 12th at the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour and receive an award of $1,000 to help grow their business. Please complete the short application form by clicking below:                Apply:…

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Faculty in the News: Thomas Spade

It’s tax season, and you know what that means…our colleague Thomas Spade is making his media rounds! Check Thomas out on Live 5 News and Fox 24 Charleston detailing the changes to SC taxes this year. Live 5 News ‘That’s gone’: Changes coming to SC taxes this year Fox 24 Charleston “When tax news breaks,…

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Faculty/Staff and Student Headshots

The Student Success Center will be hosting  professional headshots sessions this semester. Our next session is 2/1 from 10:00-3:00 on the 4th floor of Beatty Center. No registration is required You will be able to download your photos a few days after the session. We have 3 other opportunities this semester 2/23 3/14 4/12

Lancie Affonso Featured in CofC Magazine

Every homemaker knows the importance of the family table – the place we come together, share stories and connect with one another in meaningful ways. That is how we build family – and that is what makes a home a home.  And that’s why, at the College of Charleston, Lancie Affonso ’96 (M.S. ’08) has made sure everyone has…

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Small Talks, Big Ideas: presented by the CofC MBA

From Seaton Brown ’09 The Master of Business Administration program is proud to be the 2023 Educational Partner for Lowcountry Local First, and kicking off our partnership with an exciting new venture. Join us Thursday, January 26, 5:30pm, at the Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street, for the inaugural live taping of “Small Talks, Big Ideas”,…

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Alumni Update: Justin Lee ’22

From Lancie Affonso A little life update…from our recent INTB/SPAN graduate, Impact X and SB Student Ambassador Justin Lee ’22. He will join USC’s MIB Program as a UPS Global Scholar.

Careers in Sports CAREER CIRCLE Kick-off

If you advise any students that you know are interested in working in the sports field, please encourage them to join us for the Careers in Sports CAREER CIRCLE Kick-off with Christian Jablonski. A CofC alumnus, Christian will be flying in from Texas where he works for the Houston Texans to speak with students.  The…

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Alumni Update: Maggie Howe ’21

Submitted on behalf of Lancie Affonso From our Alumni Association Stay Informed committee? Always a joy to see our recent HONS CofC alumni making a difference -including our former SB social media intern who also mentored students in the REACH program and was a Schottland Scholar: Maggie Howe ’21 (ACCT/Dance) Senior Associate at Wise Rhino…

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Welcome to Our New Team Members

Ingrid Schneider is the new program coordinator for the Departments of Economics and Finance! She comes to us from MUSC and is a Notary Public if you ever need one. Also, welcome to our new (or returning after a long hiatus) adjuncts this spring! Franklin Czwazka teaching INFM 220 Jennifer Garr teaching MKTG 302 Courtney…

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Major funding received for the Center for Public Choice and Market Process

We have good news from the Center for Public Choice & Market Process as we go into the new year. At the end of 2022, the Center for Public Choice and Market Process received two gifts from major donors. One is from a national organization for $160,000. The other is from a local organization for…

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Schottland Scholars Recommendations

Submitted on behalf of Esta Shah Dear Colleagues, It is the time of year when we choose next year’s class of Schottland Scholars.  The fact is, our best students always come from your recommendations. If you have a high-potential junior in your class, please forward this to him or her. If you’d also let me know…

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Barron’s Does Business

Thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of GM Advisory Group, a New York-based wealth management firm, the College of Charleston School of Business has access to business news and financial market insights through Barron’s digital magazine. Barron’s, published by Dow Jones & Co., is a recognized leader in providing timely and in-depth information on…

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School of Business Student Ambassador Application

The 2023-2024 School of Business Student Ambassador application is now open. If you have any students who you think would excel in speaking with prospective families, planning student events, or being a welcoming face in the SSC and Dean’s Office, please encourage them to apply. I am also more than happy to speak with any…

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Available Items to Claim

We still have several pieces of art as well as miscellaneous items up for grabs. Please see attached photos. If you are interested, please contact Hayden Smith ( If not claimed by 1/19 we will offer it to the rest of campus

Rénard Harris Joins the School of Business

Rénard Harris will be joining the Management faculty as an associate professor. Harris recently served as the College’s Vice President of Access and Inclusion and the Chief Diversity Officer. His primary responsibilities were to raise the visibility of the institution’s diversity efforts by building collaborative relationships, unifying the campus by educating and highlighting the core…

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Meeting Reminders!

First School of Business Meeting – Thursday, Jan 12th at 3pm in Beatty 115 Let us know if you’d like to add anything to the agenda. 2nd Retention Meeting with the Provost – Tuesday, Jan 17th at 3pm in Beatty 115 (online option will be available and announced shortly) See you there!

New and Improved Faculty and Staff Breakroom!

If you’re looking to get out of your office for your lunch break or a cup of coffee, come down to Tate 206 (the kitchen)! The space includes a new refrigerator, coffee maker and seating. We thank Barbara Green for spearheading and sourcing these new accommodations for us.

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