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Community Engagement


Plaster School of Business (PSB) is driven by our mission to prepare graduates to thrive in a global community, advance business education, and develop strong relationships with our communities.  We aim to work with businesses and communities to develop unique opportunities that are mutually beneficial and raise the value of the PSB and our partners. To that end, our community partners are an essential part in helping us achieve our mission.  Join us in using business to build a better world.   

Signature Event - Business Gateway

Each fall semester the PSB hosts regional high school students for a business competition and workshop event. The Business Gateway event provides an environment in which PSB faculty and local industry leaders engage with high school students, share their expertise, and offer supportive feedback. Through this unique opportunity regional high school students further develop professional skills in areas of critical thinking, teaming, and presentation skills. The event culminates with an awards ceremony to celebrate the remarkable work of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, contact 


Faculty & Staff Engagement 

PSB faculty and staff engage with our communities by serving local industry boards, business education boards, partnering with K-12 schools and community organizations. In support of our local economic development PSB faculty provide community leaders with regional economic outlook perspectives. In addition, PSB faculty serve as board members for academic societies, conferences, and journal publications, to remain subject matter resources for our students, businesses, and community organizations.   

Guest Lecturers

Interested in speaking to a group of students in the classroom? Our faculty welcome business leaders to share their experiences and insights by teaching for a day. Volunteering to address a classroom of undergraduate or graduate students is a great way to give back to your industry and the community. If you are interested in being a guest lecturer, contact