UAF business school gets new name
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management has changed its name to the College of Business and Security Management. The change was unanimously approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents during its September meeting.
The change recognizes the diversity and growth in the school’s academic programs, instruction, community outreach and research over the last two decades. CBSM has outgrown its “school” status, and “college” more fully describes the breadth of its programs. The college recently added the applied management and the sport and recreation business programs. The new name also reflects the college’s robust homeland security and emergency management program.
“We see this as a really big deal,” said Mark Herrmann, CBSM dean. “This change reflects our academic growth over the past 47 years and offers us a chance to respond to student and employee needs, keeping us relevant in a changing world.”
The renaming will allow faculty and staff to better meet changing community and business needs. It also will improve CBSM’s ability to attract new students from Alaska and the nation. Finally, it will enhance fundraising opportunities and put CBSM on equal footing with peer colleges and programs nationally.