Dean's Leadership Council

Deans Leadership Council LogoMission Statement:

To serve as ambassadors of the University at Albany School of Business through advocacy, networking, and communication in an effort to foster a sense of community, pride, and tradition amongst all.

In true business fashion, in March of 2005, a group of School of Business students met with Dean Paul Leonard to discuss improving communication within the school. As a result, the Dean's Leadership Council was formed, a consortium of the student groups within the school that the Dean utilizes as a student advisory group. The goal: Enhance the sense of community throughout the School of Business.

In addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas between School of Business groups, the DLC assists in helping new students adjust as well as hosting the end of semester DLC All-Nighter to prepare School of Business Students for their finals. DLC also hosts various social activities including sporting events in order to foster communicative yet fun activities throughout the diverse business organizations. The next step: open new lines of communication within the School of Business community through the implementation of a Blackboard pilot program to supplement the Blackboard program already used on campus.

Members of the DLC include the following organizations, all of which offer meetings and occasions for self-development, community service, networking and fun:

Albany Business Leaders Emerging:

Neema Moghadam (President)

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting:

Smiley Rojas-Nunez
Hellen Nunez

American Marketing Association Calvin Lin
Brandon Parshall
Beta Alpha Psi:

Ekaterina Tamashuk

Business Mentorship Program:

Joanna Cohen
Min Jung Choi

Delta Sigma Pi:

Katy Muller
Trevor Wilson


Direct Admits:

Daina Migdel (Vice President)
Annette Or

National Association of Black Accountants:

Adegbolahan Shokunbi

Pi Sigma Epsilon:

Jessica Harris

Women Excelling in Business:

Angel Paquette
Lijie Lai

School of Business Investment Group:

Susan Jacobson

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