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Mission & Vision

The McColl School of Business educates students to become successful business and professional leaders who are competent, understand the importance of character, and are committed to their communities.  

The McColl School will earn a national reputation among AACSB-accredited business schools, distinguished by its leadership focus, integration within the business community, and its personalized and transformational educational experiences.

Our Values

  • A Place of Ideas - We value diversity in thought, collaboration, risk-taking and the freedom from traditional constraints or paradigms. 
  • Integrity - We value honesty, hard work and doing the right thing even when it is the hard thing to do.
  • Excellence in Teaching - We value student learning, using multiple approaches and disciplines to solve real-world problems and making learning fun. 
  • Collaborative Work Environment - We value working together as faculty and staff to help others, providing timely responses and being respectful to all.
  • Enduring and Enriching Relationships - We value developing and maintaining personal relationships with our students, alumni and our community, and being a place where students can always come back.
  • Knowledge - We value learning and critical thinking through research and creative activity. 

Demographics and outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Our Team 

Dean’s Office

Greg Pillar, Ph.D
Interim Dean

Elizabeth Ervin
Office Manager

Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Beth Schneider
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Stephanie Keene
Director of Undergraduate Enrollment & Student Services

Graduate Programs

Blaise Gourley
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Jennifer DeKnight
Director, McColl School Student Success & Strategic Initiatives

Greg Berka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Director, MS in Talent & Organization Development 

Jane Williams
Assistant Director of Leadership Initiatives

Dawn Chanland, D.B.A.
Professor of Management & Organizational Behavior
Director, Master in Business Administration

McColl School of Business Board of Advisors

The McColl School of Business Board of Advisors include executives from several Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and community leaders, and entrepreneurs who support the mission of the school and guide the direction of our development and programs.

David M. Anderson CEO
InsPro Technologies
Frank E. Arado Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
Joseph Bonnin Director Structured Finance
Siemens Government Technologies
Ann Cope President
Cope Leadership & Company
Todd Cunningham SVP of HR & Talent
AvidXchange, Inc.
Durral Gilbert Community Leader
Ralph H. Groce, III, MBA '11 Bank of New York
Jonathan Halkyard Chief Executive Officer
Extended Stay America
Christopher A. Halmy Adjunct Instructor
Queens University of Charlotte
Sean Leary, MBA '12 Financial Executive
Ally Financial
Molly Festa McMillin, MBA '15 SVP, Group Finance Officer
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Mark Maraffi Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisors Regional Director
BB&T Wealth
Brian Natwick, MBA '03 President & COO
Crescent Communities
Chris Payton, MBA '03 Line of Business Staffing and Operations Executive
Bank of America
Roger A. Ray, MD Consultant to the President/CEO at Atrium Health
Dan Roselli Co-Founder
Packard Place
Brian Savoy SVP, Business Transformation and Technology
Duke Energy Corporation
Josh Tarr Director of Human Resources
Red Ventures
Carson Tate, CCP '10, MSOD '11 Managing Partner
Working Simply, Inc.
Todd Tibbits President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
John Tighe President & CEO
Arrowpoint Capital
LuAnn Tucker Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC
Sandeep Uthra, MBA '06  Chief Information Officer
Truliant Federal Credit Union
Ken Walker Partner & Executive Chairman/CEO
Falfurrias Capital Partners
Bob L. Woods, Jr., MBA '01 Model Risk Management
Bank of America


Nestled in the historic Myers Park neighborhood, we are just minutes from Uptown Charlotte. Come visit us.

Sykes Learning Center
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
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