Saint Peter’s University Announces the Creation of the School of Business Advisory Board

Jersey City, N.J. – September 28, 2017 – Saint Peter’s University today announced the creation of the University’s School of Business Advisory Board. The members of the Board include Presiyana Barbazova ’11, audit manager for KPMG; Gregory dell’Aquila, president of Mission50; Peter Kenny, senior market strategist for Global Markets Advisory Group; Robert Malone, senior vice president of finance for North America at BASF; Cecilia Michalik ’73, retired executive vice president of quality, customer satisfaction and process management for Ford Motor Credit Company; Kelly Pecoraro ’90, senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Investors Bank; and James Rizzo ’81, director of BCB Bank. Members will share expert knowledge and industry experience and serve as a sounding board for senior University executives.

Saint Peter’s University has a long history of leading in business, which began as early as 1932 when the University offered its first business program. In 2014, the University undertook a $4 million transformation to develop a state-of-the-art facility for the School of Business. In 2016, Bruce Rosenthal, M.B.A., Ph.D., was appointed to the position of KPMG founding dean of the School of Business. Since these changes in 2014, the University has seen a more than 20 percent increase in undergraduate business students.

“Students choose to pursue a business degree because they intend to build a lucrative career and the success of the Saint Peter’s University School of Business is measured based on the outcomes for our students,” said Rosenthal. “Since the ultimate consumer of a business program is the company or organization who hires our graduates, we established the School of Business Advisory Board to serve as a guiding force in the development of programs that produce candidates that these business leaders would want to hire.”

The School of Business Advisory Board will provide insight on what makes a prospective employee standout among competition and what trends or knowledge is pertinent to success in today’s business world. The members will provide introductions to possible strategic partners as well as internship and career opportunities for Saint Peter’s students and alumni whenever possible.

For more information about enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate business programs in the Saint Peter’s University School of Business, please click here.

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