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The 2000 annual meeting of the CIBER Advisory Board was held on 31 March 2000 at the Kellogg Center. Business and government representatives present were:

  • Nat Adamson, recently retired from Ford Motor Company
  • Sandy Beall, IBM Corporation
  • Janet Clark, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Shahriar Ghoddousi, The John Henry Corporation
  • Norman Gilbert, retired from The Budd Company
  • John Hornick, Pharmacia Corporation
  • Vicky Jones, GM University
  • Senator Don Riegle
  • Marc Santucci, ELM Corporation
  • Trygve Vigomstad, Christman Company

Michigan State University representatives were:

  • G. Geoffrey Booth, A.J. Pasant Chair and Chairperson of Finance
  • Robert Church, Acting Vice Provost for Student Outreach
  • John Hudzik, Dean, International Studies and Programs
  • Elvin Lashbrooke, Associate Dean for Administration and Research
  • Stewart Miller, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Robert Nason, Professor and Chairperson, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Patricia Paulsell, Professor of German, Director of Business Languages, MSU-CIBER
  • Scott Whiteford, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • S. Tamer Cavusgil, University Distinguished Faculty, MSU-CIBER Executive Director
  • Gary Ragatz, Director, International Business Center
group at lunch

MSU educators Stewart Miller and G. Geoffrey Booth presented some of their international research to the group and were well received. Gary Ragatz, Director of the International Business Center spoke about the commitment made by both the University and The Eli Broad College of Business to the study abroad experience. Many executives commented on the importance of international experience to the individuals they eventually hire. John Hudzik, Dean of International Studies and Programs, presented “Global Michigan,” an initiative involving the internet, workshops, and other international resources linking academic research with contact information for use by the business community. The Virtual International Business Academy (VIBA), was also presented, and well received.

group at lunch

The next annual meeting will be on 23 March 2001.