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School of Business e-Newsletter - First Edition

Welcome back to school!

I pray you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump back into the fall 2022 semester. We have been gearing up for an amazing semester and are so pleased that you have chosen Fresno Pacific University. We have some wonderful campus events planned for this semester and hope that you are able to join us. On Friday, September 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the Special Events Center on the main campus is our Fall Convocation to kick- off and celebrate the start of the school year. Convocation is open to all students and faculty will be dressed in their regalia, ready to greet you and honor our student body. Convocation will also be a time to meet the new FPU president, Dr. André Stephens. Dr. Stephens answered God’s call and joined FPU over the summer. As you may recall, during the spring 2022 semester, FPU participated in a reaffirmation of accreditation visit from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). We are so pleased to celebrate an eight-year reaffirmation of accreditation as a result of that visit. Additionally, the School of Business continues its candidacy status of programmatic accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). We have so much to celebrate as we come back together as a community. Welcome back and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie Fleener Dean, School of Business
"Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!"
- 1 Chronicles 16:11.


Have you been following the Business Insights video series? Faculty from the School of Business share their expertise on hopes of helping you advance your career and expand your knowledge. Watch all the videos here.

The next Business Insights Roundtable is:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
  • 12pm - 1pm.
  • To register, please click here.

December 2022 Commencement will be here before you know it! Please check the deadlines for application here!


Graduating soon? Want to pursue a master's in business or organizational leadership here at FPU? Well, this scholarship opportunity is for you! Learn more here!


The Career Development Center at FPU provides on-campus job listings, career workshops, resume assistance, internship support and so much more! Learn more here!


The Academic Success Center at FPU is the tutoring center at Fresno Pacific University, and we offer tutoring for students both online and in-person across FPU's five campuses! You can make an appointment, take a workshop on MLA or APA formatting or find other resources here!


Did you know you can add a “Badge” to your resume or online professional profile to identify mastery of a specific skill? FPU has two Microsoft “Badges”; Word and Excel.

You have the opportunity to earn undergraduate transfer credit for FPU Continuing Education units completed as part of a “Badge”. Learn more here!


Over summer FPU School of Business Faculty were busy presenting at conferences and taking our graduate students on international field experience trips!

Drs. Sharon and Steven Starcher presented at the CAHEA conference: Read more here!

Drs. Katie Fleener and Michelle Bradford took the MBA students to Spain: Read more here!

Dr. Suzana Dobric Veiss took the LEAD students to Croatia to directly apply and integrate what they learned in the classroom to the real world. Students met with leaders who serve as change agents in their organizations and communities. Da si bar ovdje (wish you were here)!