Lisa and Greg Smith

Giving Students the World
Greg (HCB, ’85) and Lisa Smith share a passion for helping students succeed and experience the world. The couple became interested in supporting the Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) program at the Haslam College of Business about a decade ago. In 2016, they invested a naming gift, creating the Greg and Lisa Smith GLS program.

Scott Roe

Entrepreneur at Heart
Scott Roe (HCB, ’87) started his career with entrepreneurship in mind. With encouragement from mentors, he pursued a degree from the Department of Accounting and Information Management, thinking he’d work with a Big Eight firm for a few years before starting his own business venture.

JORDAN GILL

Moving Forward
Wheels and pedals have been Jordan Gill’s preferred mode of transportation since childhood. In high school, he’d bike to friends’ houses, the gym, and around the neighborhood as a way to stay in shape for the wrestling team. As an undergraduate student, he pedaled everywhere—to the grocery store, to class, and to parties.

In This Issue

Thought Leadership

New Faculty

Haslam proudly welcomed these 14 new faculty members in September 2021.

Research

How Does Sales Tax Nexus Impact Business Activity? South Dakota argued that Wayfair and other huge remote sellers had significantly eroded the tax base and crimped funding for state and local services. Read more

Sources of Funds

Haslam College of Business started the year
with increased enrollments and face-to-face
courses. Challenged with COVID-19 restrictions,
we continued year four of the “25 in 5” faculty
hiring plan and successfully onboarded many
new faculty in August. The Graduate and
Executive Education team persisted through all
the challenges related to Covid-19 and continued to make positive impacts on our community by offering many of the traditional face-to-face courses in an online classroom.

The revenues continued to grow and be reinvested into the infrastructure and support of our student experience. Private philanthropy remains an important funding source allowing the college to implement new programming, expand current offerings and support our students in their time here at the Haslam College of Business.

Increasing private philanthropy, launching
successful new programs that attract additional
students and controlling our costs are always
important, and particularly so as we strive to slow the increase in tuition levels given the economic realities facing our students and their families.

— BETSY ADAMS, ASSISTANT DEAN
OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION