SPU SBGE Executive Advisory Board


SBGE Collaboration



 Under the umbrella of the Executive Advisory Board's broader purpose, our goal is to continually determine how the EAB can more effectively enhance its support of the current activities of the SBGE as they relate to direct support of students and faculty.  This scope includes providing input on current issues as well as ideas and projects that are in development.  


Roles & Responsibilities

The SBGE Collaboration is made up of EAB members, current SBGE faculty, current SBGE students, community leaders and SPU's Center for Career and Calling.  As a team they assist in communicating with the larger EAB about the potential member roles within the SBGE.
As a part of the Executive Advisory Board’s broader purpose, Assessment & Professionalism becomes a part of this collaboration contributing to the student success and to be an advocate for ethical business leadership integrated with a faith perspective.


  • Convene four times per year under the leadership of current EAB Executive Team Members

  • Maintain an active EAB member listing via LinkedIn for professors and student groups accessibility

  • Assist with professors' requests for class speakers, guest case experts, panel guests, student writing review and as presentation coaches

  • Assist with networking opportunities including business site tours, posting of company events, and as a mentor

  • Provide industry updates and current trends and advise students in career development

  • Assist with student skill development: resume review, interview skills, presentations

  • Development of activities such as: Career Day, Workshops, Females in Business Panel, Service-Learning projects

  • Participate in the Social Venture Plan Competition as a reader, judge or coach

  • Assist with the on-going development of professionalism as part of the curriculum

  • Provide input on developing curriculum and revision of current curriculum when requested

  • Work with the newly developed affinity group members

Assessment and Professionalism

  • Along with the above opportunities, those interested have the opportunity to participate in BUS 4942 Business Internship Reflection
    and Professional Assessment
    and are invited to continually pursue ideas to provide learning of professional behaviors.


The expectations associated with Affinity Group participation compliment the overall responsibilities of the EAB to the School of Business, Government, and Economics.

  • Convene at least two times per year under the leadership of an appointed faculty member

  • Define the optimal relations between affinity group members and SBGE to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship between the discipline, its students and the business community

  • Actively involve affinity group members in classrooms, student organizations, and other school activities that will forge mentoring opportunities between the business community and the education process

  • Provide counsel and assist in cultivating relationships that will encourage the hiring of SBGE students as employees or interns who can then apply their mission-based learning in the workplace

  • Create opportunities for affinity group members to financially support the further growth and evolution of SBGE's programs

  • Provide periodic one-on-one counsel and advice to students and faculty as requested

  • Attend, as available, the three Executive Advisory Board meetings per year as a representative of the affinity group to participate in broader conversations regarding the overall flourishing of SBGE and consider future membership on the Board