College of Business Administration News

Business Students, Faculty Begin Work on Eleventh Habitat House Saturday

Hammers and nails will replace laptops and books this weekend for more than seventy students and faculty in UT’s College of Business Administration. The Tennessee Organization of Master of Business Administration students (TOMBA) will start building its eleventh Knoxville Habitat for Humanity house on Saturday, September 14.

Public Accounting Report: UT Programs Rank in Top 25

UT’s undergraduate and master’s-level accounting have been ranked in the top 25 in the country among all universities, according to the 2013 Public Accounting Report. Both College of Business Administration programs ranked twenty-fourth among programs with comparable faculty sizes. The Public Accounting Report is the industry’s benchmark publication that annually ranks accounting programs worldwide.

Carcello to Become Executive Director of Corporate Governance Center

Joseph V. Carcello, Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting, will become executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the College of Business Administration. His appointment is effective September 15. Carcello, the center’s director of research, will replace C. Warren Neel, who has been the center’s executive director since the two co-founded it in 2003.

UT Approved to Provide Continuing Education Credit for Top Supply Chain Group

UT is the first and only institution approved by the top professional supply chain management and logistics organization to provide continuing education credits for its members. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals recently endorsed UT to offer credits through its Approved Continuing Education Provider program.

Gift Establishes Joint Faculty Fellowships in Business and Engineering

A major gift from two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduates has established the first-ever joint faculty positions between the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration. Chanaka Edirisinghe, professor of statistics, operations, and management science, is the Heath Faculty Fellow in the College of Business Administration. Rupy Sawhney, a professor of industrial and information engineering, is the fellow in the College of Engineering.

Faculty Member Elected to Kenco Board of Directors

J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, has accepted a position on the board of directors for Kenco. Kenco is a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services, and intelligent information technology. Jane Kennedy Greene, Kenco chairwoman and CEO, said Dittmann will expand the diversity of background and experience on the board.

Tickets Now Available for College of Business Administration Gala

The College of Business Administration will hold its fifth annual Alumni Awards Gala to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and friends of the college on October 18. The event will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Marriot, 501 East Hill Avenue. The evening will include a reception and silent auction followed by dinner and an awards program.