The School of Business centers and institutes provide professional support for the GGC and local business communities, students and leaders.
Business, Economic and Applied Research (BEAR) Center
The mission of the BEAR Center is to support the local business community with economic and business-related research and analysis as well as provide outreach services, including statistical and other business-related training. The BEAR Center is also committed to furthering the mission of the School of Business by fostering continuous improvement in scholarship and in student engagement.
Dr. Reanna Berry, BEAR Center Director of Accounting Services
Dr. Tracey Schaller, BEAR Center Director of Marketing and Communications Services
Dr. P. Wesley Routon, BEAR Center Director of Undergraduate Research
Center for Emerging Business Entrepreneurship (CEBE)
The CEBE provides GGC students with guidance and exposure regarding practical issues in business ventures. The CEBE coordinates its activities through various stakeholders to create and sustain an ecosystem of services for emerging businesses, entrepreneurship and business development. The CEBE leverages these collective experiences to support student engagement, learning and collaborative research activities. The CEBE also supports the Young Entrepreneurs’ Network registered student organization.
Dr. Jason Gordon, CEBE Associate Director
Dr. Brett Young, CEBE Assistant Director
Center for International Business and Exchange (CIBE)
The CIBE was established in 2006 to interface with the international business community and to provide interested GGC students with information regarding international business issues, ranging from studies abroad to career options. It establishes relationships with corporate entities and exchange opportunities with colleges and universities abroad. Since 2008, the Center has been responsible for planning and executing the School of Business education abroad program, allowing students to experience intellectual and personal growth through an integrated international educational experience.
Dr. Luis Torres, CIBE Associate Director
Dr. Jun Wu, CIBE Associate Director
Leadership and Management Development Institute (LMDI)
The mission of LMDI is to improve organizations by delivering effective evidence-based approaches in the areas of strategy, operations, human resources, project management, logistics, leadership, multiculturalism and organization culture.
Dr. Steve Brown, LMDI Associate Director
Dr. Janita Rawls, LMDI Associate Director
Dr. Marieke Schilpzand, LMDI Associate Director