MIS Advisory Council Hitting on All Cylinders
For release: November 9, 2010
Over 40 IT executives from the area (and Texas!) have been busy working on behalf
of the Fogelman College's MIS Department's academic programs, students, and faculty.
After last year's review and advisory role in helping to create the most innovative
undergraduate curriculum in the country, the MIS Advisory Board wasted no time in
digging into several new initiatives.
At their recent semi-annual MIS Advisory Board Meeting held at the new University
Center, board members discussed plans to create a speakers bureau for MIS courses,
an innovative joint venture with the college's MILE program to offer mentoring opportunities
to MIS Honors students, the creation of two scholarships for two deserving undergraduate
MIS majors, as well as funding for doctoral student conferences and MIS faculty teaching
awards. A special treat for attendees was a surprise visit by former Memphis Tiger
basketball star Andre Turner and Coach Josh Pastner, where the coach shared his plans
for the coming basketball season. (Pictured from left to right are Andre Turner, MIS
Advisory Council Chairman Pat Ruckh, and Coach Josh Pastner).
The excitement didn't end there. The next day, several board members and their wives
joined MIS Professor Brian Janz, Fogelman Director of Development Kenneth "Ziggy"
Siegfried, Associate Dean Jasbir Dhaliwal, and University Provost Ralph Faudree in
Dr. Faudree's suite at the Liberty Bowl to watch the football Tigers take on the UT
Volunteers. Despite the score of the game, all in attendance had a great time socializing
and getting to know each better.