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Former Chuck E. Cheese’s CEO Joins UD

Former Chuck E. Cheese’s CEO Joins UD

Building Extensive Finance and Global Business Experience This fall, Mike Magusiak will join the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business as an adjunct professor and hopes to share what he learned working as an integral member of the executive management team for CEC Entertainment Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese) for nearly 27 years. When Magusiak initially joined CEC Entertainment in 1987, the Irving-based company was facing a negative cash flow and needed a turnaround. By 1989, with Magusiak as chief financial…

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Meet UDallas MBA Professor, Laura Muñoz

Meet UDallas MBA Professor, Laura Muñoz

University of Dallas faculty member, Laura Muñoz, Ph.D, has been promoted to associate professor of marketing at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Muñoz’s research over the last decade has covered matters within professional selling, marketing and entrepreneurship and pedagogy. Throughout her research into professional selling, Muñoz has been a proponent of the theory of neutralizations, taking her findings to businesses looking to proactively create or improve ethical culture within their organization. Business Research Piqued by Curiosity “My…

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Library Collection Named for UD Professor

Library Collection Named for UD Professor

A Career Spanning Five Decades In the late 1950s, Professor Bruce Evans began an insurance career that has since spanned over five decades. Starting as a risks underwriter at Cigna Corp., Evans would eventually lead the reinsurance division for Transport Insurance Company as vice president. Concurrently, he went into consulting before finding his home at the University of Dallas just as the Graduate School of Management was being formed. “I heard that an MBA program had just been launched,” said Evans,…

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College of Business Professors Tapped For Expertise

College of Business Professors Tapped For Expertise

Professors at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business are often asked by Dallas business leaders to consult in the fields they teach. Recently our professors were asked to lead a development program to educate members of the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) through their Leadership Academy. Finding Experienced Educators PAADS began in early 2011 as an effort to bring together thought leaders in athlete development. Athlete Development Specialists work directly with professional athletes to navigate the…

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