Release Date: April 5, 2002
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Courtney J. Walsh has been promoted to assistant dean and director of the newly named Center for Executive Development in the University at Buffalo School of Management.
She will be responsible for development and administration of non-degree executive and managerial programs at the center, which previously was called the Center for Management Development. Walsh will continue to serve as administrative director of the school's degree-granting Executive MBA (EMBA) and Professional MBA (PMBA) programs, a position she has held at the School of Management since 1998.
Under Walsh's leadership, the school's PMBA and EMBA programs increased enrollment by 65 percent and 11 percent, respectively, in 2001.
"Walsh's promotion reflects the school's desire to better serve the needs of executives and managers who seek high-quality professional-development programs, but who don't have time to enroll in degree programs," said Jerry M. Newman, interim dean of the School of Management and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. "She will lead the school in the development of new programs and seminars designed to help businesspeople achieve their career goals and keep pace with the changing business environment."
Prior to joining the School of Management, Walsh served as director of marketing for the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, marketing director for Buffalo's Studio Arena Theatre and was director of corporate sponsorships for divisions of Delaware North Companies.
A resident of Buffalo, she is a graduate of UB's Professional MBA program and earned a dual degree in management and marketing from Ithaca College.
The UB School of Management annually enrolls more than 3,000 businesspeople in non-degree professional-development and computer-training programs on UB's North (Amherst) Campus and in the Jacobs Executive Development Center in Buffalo. The school also enrolls about 3,500 students each year in nationally ranked and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.