River Oaks Elementary School is a magnet Vanguard school for the Houston Independent School District. It is located in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas, United States and functions as a neighborhood school for the River Oaks, Avalon Place, Oak Estates, and Royden Oaks neighborhoods in addition to being a Vanguard school. Susan Shenker is the principal.

The school's motto is "Where discovery is elementary", shows that everything daily done at the school promotes learning (reflecting the fact that it teaches kindergarten to fifth grade). Its mascot is the roadrunner.

River Oaks Elementary School has an accelerated multidisciplinary curriculum. It became one of the first three elementary schools in Texas to get authorization for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (the primary school division of the IB program) during the 2002 - 2003 school year, and the curriculum was changed accordingly during the same school year.

River Oaks Elementary has a "nature center", which opened in 1990, which has various plants as well as several insects and smaller animals in it.


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Early history

River Oaks Elementary was designed by architect Harry D. Payne, who, in 1926, arrived in Houston after being hired by the Houston Independent School District to design the school. Payne gave the same floor plan to River Oaks, Briscoe, Field, Henderson, Poe, and Wharton elementaries. He insisted on giving each school a unique exterior. Payne said that River Oaks' design was one of his favorite designs. Anderson also created the landscaping plans. The River Oaks Corporation donated the land that the school was built on.

Ima Hogg, Mrs. Agnese Carter Nelms, and Mrs. Pat Houstoun originally considered founding a private school, but after they approved of the philosophy of HISD superintendent Edison Oberholtzer, they supported his efforts. Since HISD distributed most of its funds to junior and high schools, the "Supplementary Aids committee" founded by Hogg and the other women funded a furnished library for River Oaks. Hogg, HISD officials, and a group of mothers selected Eva Margaret Davis as the school's first principal. Estelle Sharp, Hugh Potter, and the Hoggs created a telephone campaign which had River Oaks mothers make telephone calls to persuade Edison E. Oberholtzer, the HISD superintendent, into modeling the school's education program after John Dewey's ideals. River Oaks opened in 1929.

As the school grew, more classrooms were added onto the school. First permanent additions were built. Later temporary buildings were set up on the school grounds.

River Oaks Elementary was originally an all-White school; it was desegregated in 1970. The "ESG" (Elementary School for the Gifted) program was established shortly afterwards. Prior to desegregation, River Oaks Elementary had around 800 children. After desegregation, many parents removed their children from River Oaks Elementary, and the school was far below capacity. River Oaks became exclusively a public magnet school in 1986; during the previous school year a total of 60 students were residents of the River Oaks neighborhood. At the time River Oaks had mainly older families. At the time the remaining families who did have children had the money to send their children to private school and preferred to do so.

From 1986 to 1995, up to 50% of the houses in River Oaks had changed ownership. By 1995 River Oaks Elementary had a waiting list, and it became one of the most prestigious public elementary schools in Houston. By that year several new families had established themselves in River Oaks and many of them were interested in sending their children to public school.

Vanguard and neighborhood program controversy

On March 2, 1995, HISD board trustee Ron Franklin introduced a request by the River Oaks neighborhood to have a neighborhood school at the board table. Parents from River Oaks, Oak Estates, Royden Oaks, and Avalon Place pressured the school into adding back a neighborhood program. Some Vanguard parents felt concern with the proposal, because they liked the Vanguard program and feared that introducing neighborhood children would adulterate the Vanguard program, believing that River Oaks parents would use political influence and money to have underqualified children admitted to the Vanguard program. Some parents believed that the River Oaks neighborhood program would reduce racial diversity at the school. In 1995 the school had about 500 students, with 40% White, 30% Black, 28% Hispanic, and 1% Asian. Large numbers of parents who were White, Black, and Hispanic protested against the proposal. Donald R. McAdams, a former HISD trustee and the author of Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools-- and Winning!: Lessons from Houston, stated that Vanguard parents were afraid of having to give up complete control over the school and share power with neighborhood parents.

During that year, the HISD school board voted on a proposal to open the school to neighborhood parents. The four White board members voted in favor, while the five non-White board members voted against it. Lana Shadwick, an assistant attorney of the Harris County government, campaigned for the HISD board to allow neighborhood enrollment at River Oaks. Two board members, Esther Campos and Robert Jefferson, said that an entity, through intermediaries at the request of Shadwick, offered $50,000 in board election campaign contributions if they would change their votes, and threatened to rally a group of parents to campaign for their opponents if they did not change their votes. Jose Salazar, the intermediary who contacted Campos, said that no such offer had ever been made.

In an editorial, the Houston Chronicle staff argued that "Until there is another vote, HISD should continue its work to improve all of HISD's neighborhood schools to lessen concerns that a child must qualify for some kind of magnet program and be bussed across town to be assured a quality education," and that the voting was done out of decentralization and not racial reasons, and so the perception that it was racial "helps to give the issue a racial tinge it does not deserve, which only serves to aggravate an already tense situation."

Laurie Bricker, a white HISD board member, introduced a new plan that allowed parents of Vanguard students to include their non-Vanguard children in the neighborhood classes along with River Oaks neighborhood students. Bricker had the neighborhood program as a phase-in to appease Vanguard parents but some minority HISD trustees did not like that aspect of her program. On March 21, 1996, the board voted in favor of Bricker's program 5-2, with 2 abstaining. Many neighborhood parents accepted the plan. Some Vanguard parents had objected. McAdams said that this vote ended the River Oaks controversy.

In the 1996-1997 school year, River Oaks Elementary introduced the neighborhood program, with for grades kindergarten through 2 admitted immediately. Grades 3 through 5 were grandfathered into the system. Prior to the rezoning, parts of the River Oaks neighborhood were zoned to Wilson Elementary School in Neartown, while other parts were zoned to Will Rogers Elementary School (which closed after the 2005-2006 school year), and other parts were zoned to Poe Elementary School in Boulevard Oaks.


River Oaks Elementary celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2003-2004 school year. Jeff Bezos, a River Oaks alumnus, spoke at a luncheon during this event.

A new addition, which replaced temporary buildings, began construction during winter 2005 and was completed in summer 2007. The lead architect was Joiner Partnership, Incorporated, and the lead project manager was Heery International.


As of November 2008 the school building has 7,570 square feet (703 m2) of space. The school, which has a color like that of sand, has a French colonial architecture. Its kindergarten area once housed a fireplace. It is in proximity to the River Oaks Country Club. When it was first built, it was situated on a 15-acre (6.1 ha) campus. The original plan situated that 5 acres (2.0 ha) would be dedicated to a play area with three playgrounds, with one for younger children of both sexes, one for older boys, and one for older girls, as well as a basketball court, a baseball diamond for students of both sexes, gymnastic equipment, jumping pits, a track, sand boxes, swings for smaller children, and a volleyball court. The playground for smaller children was to be located in the center of the play area tract, the playground for older boys was to be located on the south side of the play tract, and the playground for older girls was to be located on the north side of the play tract. The plan called for trees to be planted parallel to sidewalks along Avalon Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Road.

In November 2008 the alumni of River Oaks Elementary started a campaign to raise $3.4 million ($3724234.93 when adjusted for inflation) to build a new library. They had already received a $1 million ($1095363.21 when adjusted for inflation) gift. The plans for the library included a reading area with 16,500 books, a technology center with 32 computers, and a courtyard. Jennifer Radcliffe of the McClatchy - Tribune Business News said "The addition would put the River Oaks library -- which already has one of the largest collections in HISD -- head and shoulders above other campuses." Barry Bishop, a director of library information at the Spring Branch Independent School District, said that the expansion of the River Oaks Elementary library "kind of shakes the equity issue" but because schools with poorer pupils have access to federal funds, foundation funds, and grants inaccessible to schools with wealthier student bodies, "If you actually look at the money spent per student, at least from the library perspective, it kind of balances out." A neighborhood activist from Sunnyside, Alice Pradia, argued that HISD did not do enough to bolster libraries of school campuses.


As of the 2011-2012 school year, River Oaks Elementary had 717 students. 50% were White, 20% were Asian or Pacific Islander, 16% were Hispanic, 7% were black, and less than 1% were Native American. 8% of students qualified for free and reduced lunch.

Donald R. McAdams wrote that in 1995, at the time of the political turf battle involving River Oaks Elementary and neighborhood students, River Oaks was a "middle class school." The student mix was 40% White, 30% Black, 28% Hispanic, and 1% Asian. 9% of students qualified for free and reduced lunch. According to HISD standards, all of the students were gifted and talented. McAdams wrote that most of the minority children classified as gifted and talented by HISD came from middle class households. In 1995, the largest group of River Oaks Elementary School parents resided in the City of West University Place and nearby neighborhoods.

McAdams wrote that in 1995 White parents liked the demographics because there was a "high-cost, first class education in an almost perfect ethnic mix, and all this with ethnic harmony." McAdams wrote that the demographics made the school attractive to River Oaks parents who wanted to send their children there.

Academics and gifted and talented designation

Donald R. McAdams wrote that in 1995 River Oaks was "not really full of gifted children". He cited the fact that, at the time, HISD put ethnic balances on the gifted and talented roster, with no more than 35% White and Asian and at least 65% Black and Hispanic overall, leading many White and Asian children to be excluded. In addition McAdams cited the mechanisms for gifted testing at the time. As of 1995, under Texas state law a gifted child was defined as one in the 95th percentile. Testing for gifted and talented status took place at Kindergarten. McAdams wrote that many children identified as gifted under this formula were simply well-educated by their parents and that this became apparent in the third grade. However a school would not dismiss a child already identified as gifted at that point. In 1997 HISD removed the ethnic guidelines to Vanguard enrollment after a reverse discrimination lawsuit was filed in a federal court.

McAdams wrote that in 1995, compared to other Vanguard programs River Oaks test scores were on the "low" side. McAdams stated that eight neighborhood schools in trustee district 5, his district, had higher average test scores than River Oaks. Those schools had minority enrollments from 27% to 52%.

Feeder patterns

All students who are zoned to River Oaks are also zoned to Lanier Middle School and Lamar High School.

Notable alumni

  • Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of
  • Linda Ellerbee
  • Adrian Garcia (member of the Houston City Council)
  • John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
  • Fred Hofheinz (former Mayor of Houston)


  • Kirkland, Kate Sayen. The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal. University of Texas Press, September 21, 2012. ISBN 0292748469, 9780292748460.
  • McAdams, Donald R. Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools-- and Winning!: Lessons from Houston. Teachers College Press, 2000. ISBN 0807770353, 9780807770351.
  • Ulmer, Francita Stuart. "Introduction." In: Becker, Ann Dunphy (contributor: George Murray). Houston's River Oaks. Arcadia Publishing, April 29, 2013. ISBN 0738596698, 9780738596693.


See also

External links

  • River Oaks Elementary School website
  • River Oaks Parent Teacher Organization
  • River Oaks Alumni
  • Article on River Oaks' IB status
  • Urban Harvest Garden page for River Oaks Elementary
  • Houston Press Class War

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The Leonard N. Stern School of Business (commonly known as The Stern School or Stern), is New York University's business school. Established as the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance in 1900, Stern is one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the world. It is also a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 1988, it was named in honor of Leonard N. Stern, an alumnus and benefactor of the school.

The school is located on NYU's Greenwich Village campus next to the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.


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The Stern School was founded by Charles Waldo Haskins in 1900 as the Undergraduate School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance on the University's Washington Square campus. In 1913, Jeanette Hamill, J.D., M.A., joined the School's Economics department, becoming its first female faculty member. In 1936, women comprised 15 percent of the total enrollment. The graduate business program was launched in New York's downtown business district in 1916. The School's "Wall Street Division" served both full-time and currently employed students.

By 1945, the school's enrollment was well over 10,000 with graduates hailing from 36 countries and 48 states. In the 1960s, International business courses were introduced and soon became an important focus of the School's curriculum. The New York University, C.J. Devine Institute of Finance (1959–1966), Graduate School of Business published many key Finance and Investment bulletins related to International finance. The NYU C.J. Devine Institute of Finance was named after benefactor Christopher J. Devine from 1959 to 1966. Devine was founder of C.J. Devine & Co. the largest dealer in U.S. Government Securities from 1933, until his death in May 1963.

The School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance was renamed the College of Business and Public Administration in 1972. In the same year, Tisch Hall, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster (see also: Bobst Library and Meyer Building) opened at 40 West Fourth Street to house the undergraduate college. In 1988, a $30 million gift from the School's alumnus Leonard N. Stern (B.S. 1957; MBA, 1959) allowed School to consolidate its graduate and undergraduate facilities at NYU's Washington Square campus. The School was renamed Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In 1992 Stern's new $68 million state-of-the-art facility, today known as Kaufman Management Center, was inaugurated.

In 1998, a $10 million gift from Henry Kaufman (PhD 1958) supported a major expansion and upgrading of Stern's facilities. The new and renovated space is used almost exclusively to improve the quality of student life. Prominent investment banker and Home Depot investor Kenneth Langone (MBA 1960) donated $10 million to Stern in 1999. The Langone MBA for Working Professionals was renamed in his honor. Celebrating its 100th birthday in the year 2000, Stern launched a $100 million Centennial Campaign, the School's most ambitious fundraising effort to date. The campaign doubled Stern's endowment, the number of named professorships, and the level of student financial aid.

Peter Blair Henry became dean of the school in January 2010.

In 2010, the 84,500-square-foot (7,850 m2) renovation of the three Stern School of Business buildings, known as the Stern Concourse Project, was completed. This project was fully funded by donors, alumni and corporate partners.

NYU Stern Westchester offers its Langone MBA for Working Professionals in Purchase, New York, at SUNY Purchase.


As of 2009, 2,305 students are enrolled in Stern's undergraduate program and 2,969 are enrolled in its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. There are 202 full-time faculty and 74 adjunct professors. Stern offers a broad spectrum of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The school is located on West 4th Street, occupying Shimkin and Tisch Halls and the Kaufman Management Center, on NYU's Washington Square campus. Stern offers academic majors in Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Entertainment Media & Technology, Accounting (CPA and General) and others, as well as co-majors in International Business, Financial Systems, and a certificate program in Entertainment, Media and Technology. Stern also offers an Executive MBA program for experienced professionals and executives, a 22-month-long degree program which includes two global study tours as a part of the curriculum. The average age of executive MBA degree candidates is 38, and 45% of the students have at least one advanced degree in other areas.

Students who attend the Stern School of Business are often called "Sternies," a nickname used by students in the NYU community. In the spring break of the undergraduate junior year, all "Sternies" are invited to travel abroad as part of a core curriculum class, "International Study Program," which engages students to visit a non-U.S. company. Cultural learning experience is an integral part of the program as well. Recent destinations include: Singapore, Sweden, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

Stern also offers its own study abroad program IBEX (International Business Exchange Program). This program lasts one semester at many of the top business schools around the world. Stern currently has multiple partner schools for this program in: Singapore, Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain and Thailand.


Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top schools in the U.S. and worldwide by leading business and education publications.

As of March 2011, Stern's undergraduate program is ranked:

  • #5 by U.S. News and World Report
  • #12 by BusinessWeek

Stern Undergraduate Program

The Stern Undergraduate Program is extremely selective: it boasts Finance and International Business programs that are both ranked #2 nationally on U.S. News.

University of Texas at Dallas ranks NYU Stern as one of the top ten best business schools in the world.

Business and Political Economy (BPE) Undergraduate Degree

In 2009, Stern launched its selective Business and Political Economy program (BPE). The program has a ~6% matriculation rate. More than 850 students applied to the BPE program for the Class of 2015, and approximately 100 were accepted to yield an ultimate class size of ~50 students. Yield rates are >75%, although Stern does not yet publish official statistics for the BPE program. BPE students study the same business core curriculum as traditional Stern undergrads, however, they have additional specialized tracks including cores in Liberal Arts, Politics, Social Impact and Economics.

Students attend their first year at Stern in New York City, their second year at NYU London, and first semester junior year at one of Asia's rapidly developing economies (currently Shanghai) or in Washington, D.C. BPE students return to Stern NYU for the remaining year and a half. The Program's Director describes the BPE degree as "Stern and then some". Students graduate with a B.S. in Business & Political Economy with the inaugural class of 2013.

Stern Graduate Program

Stern's MBA program is ranked:

  • #10 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report
  • #3 in business research contribution among 100 business schools worldwide by the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • #12 in the U.S. and 19th worldwide by Financial Times
  • #18 in the U.S. and 22nd worldwide by the Aspen Institute
  • #7th worldwide by The Economist
  • #12 in North America by the 2010 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report

Stern's Langone MBA for Working Professionals is ranked #4 by U.S. News and World Report.

Global Executive Programs

Stern offers four Global Executive Programs.

  • TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program is a joint program with the London School of Economics and the HEC Paris. The TRIUM program ranked is ranked #3 in the world by the Financial Times 2012 review of EMBA programs.
  • Master of Science in Global Finance is a joint program with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Master of Science in Risk Management
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics


Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis that considers academic record, standardized test scores, accomplishments outside of the classroom, recommendations, essays, and diversity.

According to BusinessWeek, 7541 people applied for admission to the undergraduate program for the 2012-2013 academic year and 19% were admitted. In 2012-2013, the average combined verbal and math SAT score of incoming freshmen at the undergraduate level of Stern was 1444 and 54% of students had a high school GPA over 3.75. Applicants who are not British or American nationals are required to take the TOEFL.

Over 76% of the Stern population are within the top 10% of their high school graduating class. The internal and external transfer acceptance rate is about 12% and has remained steady through the years.

The MBA program's admission rate is one of the lowest in the country at 15.7%. The admitted (full-time) MBA students' average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score was 720 with an undergraduate average GPA of 3.51. The Stern School announced it will join the growing list of programs now accepting the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) from MBA candidates applying beginning in 2010. Applicants will have the option to submit either GMAT or GRE scores with their application.

Noted people

Student life

  • In 2005, Stern launched the Student Social Venture Fund Student Social Venture Fund, the first student-run venture philanthropy fund of its kind at a U.S. business school.
  • In 2012, Professor James B. Rosenwald and his wife, Laura made a contribution to Stern for the Rosenwald Global Value Student Investment Fund. Every year, a tenth of the fund will be invested in one or more stocks based on recommendations made by the students in his Global Value Investing class.

See also

  • List of business schools in the United States
  • List of United States business school rankings
  • Stern Global Programs
  • NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights


External links

  • Official website

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Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) is a virtual school administered as a charter school by the McFarland School District in McFarland, Wisconsin. The school is operated by the for-profit K12 Inc. corporation of Virginia.

School history

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The original WIVA was operated as a charter school of the Northern Ozaukee School District of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 until 2009. In a December 2007 ruling, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals found that the operation violated Wisconsin school laws by misapplying the state's open enrollment statute. The issues were resolved with the Department of Public Instruction about the open enrollment statute and a cap on virtual school enrollment under Act 222 was imposed, limiting the number of virtual school students to 5,250.

In late 2008 WIVA changed its name to Wisconsin Virtual Learning (WVL). Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year it changed its curricula providers to Little Lincoln and Calvert for grades K4-4. For grades 5-12, Lincoln Interactive, Calvert, Aventa, and Florida Virtual are providing the curriculum.

McFarland School District of McFarland, Wisconsin opened a charter school called Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), supplied by K12 Inc., in the 2009-2010 school year.

Curriculum and teaching

WIVA has Wisconsin-licensed teachers who help parents and students with their courses through live (for student help and classes with other students), phone, or e-mail contact. WIVA students are required to take Wisconsin State testing between October and November. Students are provided with textbooks, materials, and a loaned computer from K12 so they can access online lessons. Lessons are on the K12 Online School (OLS), where parents can customize their students' school calendar and add or remove lessons from the daily plan and add or remove vacation days. Student must complete each core course (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies) to 90% or higher by the first Friday of June and have had at least 180 school days. Lessons include online reading followed by offline textbook work and a lesson test, called an assessment. The test consists of an online multiple choice quiz or a textbook quiz that has multiple choice or short answer. Answers are graded with the teacher guide answer key book by parents who enter the results into the online test. The online questions are then graded by the computer and the test grade is then displayed. At the end of the school day the parent records what courses their student worked on that day and how much time they spent. Wisconsin certified teachers select key course lessons and have the student send the completed lessons to them though K-mail for lesson evaluation. Teachers also have complete access to the student's progress and test results. Teachers have office hours Monday thru Friday. Teachers schedule classes that the majority of the WIVA students are currently working on, so that students can discuss the lessons together.

External links

  • Wisconsin Virtual Learning


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The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University is a school of political management and applied politics, strategic communications and civic engagement. It is the nation's first school of professional politics and prepares individuals for careers as campaign managers, pollsters, speechwriters, communications professionals, legislative aides and directors, candidates, lobbyists, and new media experts. The school connects students and professionals to the tools, principles and values of participatory democracy, providing practical and relevant education and preparing them for careers as ethical and effective advocates and leaders at the international, national and local levels.

As the only school of applied politics in the nation's capital, GSPM's focus is on people with a passion for politics—those who want to make a difference, and a career, in the political realm. Since its inception, GSPM has been focused on the mission of affecting positive change in politics through education. The faculty seek to train students of all political persuasions not only in how to win campaigns, advance legislative goals, and impact public opinion, but also in how to do so ethically in a manner consistent with the common good.

GSPM is led by Mark Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman, presidential appointee (serving under Presidents Bush and Obama), and corporate senior executive (Macy's).


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GSPM was founded in 1987 as an independent graduate school chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Politics, done properly, requires training, and GSPM has developed an educational program in the art, science and business of politics, preparing graduates to advance and succeed in the field.

The school's first class convened on the Manhattan campus of Baruch College. In 1991, the school opened a degree program on the urban campus of the George Washington University, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, just a few blocks from the White House, Capitol Hill, both major political parties and many of the top consulting, lobbying and public relations firms in the country.

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences formally acquired GSPM in 1995, and in 2006, the school moved into the College of Professional Studies (CPS), where it is currently located. Designed for working professionals, classes meet in the evenings.

The school's Washington, D.C. connections mean students learn in the classroom but also in campaign offices, legislative suites, lobbying shops, PR agencies, and news bureaus.


The Global Center for Political Management

The Global Center for Political Management is focused not only on helping democracies to mature, but also on educating organizations about how to effectively engage in Washington, D.C., and in global capitals beyond, such as Brussels, Beijing and Brasilia. Open enrollment and custom professional education opportunities include

  • Campaign Seminars
  • International Advocacy Seminars
  • Latin American Political Management and Governance Program
  • Politics Boot Camps
  • Washington Road Map Seminars
  • Washington, D.C.-based Spanish Language Seminars
  • Women in Politics Leadership Seminars
  • Customized Campaign and Governance Training Seminars

The Center for Second Service

The Center for Second Service (charter pending) is a new GSPM initiative that trains veterans to continue their commitment to public service in the world of politics. The Center builds on the success of GW’s partnership with the non-profit Veterans Campaign, which has seen several of its alumni successfully campaign for elected office. Qualified veterans can receive full tuition reimbursement through a combination of GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program funding.


GSPM has more than 2,000 alumni all around the world, representing more than 40 nations and working in government, politics, public relations and public affairs.


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New York University School of Professional Studies is one of the schools and colleges that comprise New York University (NYU), one of the largest private research universities in the United States and the first global network University.

Founded in 1934, the school offers undergraduate, graduate and graduate certificate programs in 18 academic fields.[2] For the 2014-2015 academic year, there were a total of 4,205 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, many of which are international students. The school's main campus is located at 7 East 12th Street.


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NYU and in particular its School of Professional Studies (NYU-SPS) has fostered a rich tradition of serving the City and the world, by providing educational experiences that prepare students who are just beginning on their career path, as well as those who are seasoned veterans. Through undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit offerings that span a plethora of industry-related disciplines, the School has shaped the very landscape of professionally oriented education. In the classroom, in the field, and online, its programs have inspired the next generation of leaders, to innovate, communicate, and succeed in a constantly changing world that offers limitless opportunity.


The school launches as the Division Of General Education (DGE). With nearly 25% of the U.S workforce unemployed, DGE offers training programs for social workers and establishes the Reading Clinic to improve the literacy skills of adult job seekers. Career-focused programs and centres are introduced including the first real estate appraisal course, the centre for Graphic Design, and the radio workshop.


DGE opens a war training centre in response to the nation's urgent need for skilled technical workers. To elucidate wartime changes in the TAX code, DGE holds the first NYU institute on Federal Taxation, which has since become an annual event. With the end of World War II, the Gl Bill enables returning veterans to attend college and enrolment soars.

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers 17 graduate degree programs and 12 graduate certificates that provide grounding in high-growth disciplines encompassing diverse career paths. Through the Paul McGhee Division, students who cannot attend school full time, transfer students, as well as older students who wish to return to school, can complete their undergraduate degree in a supportive learning environment.

NYU-SPS classes are held at four convenient locations listed below. The location at 7 East 12th Street also houses the Office of Admissions, as well as the Office of Noncredit Student Services in addition to the School's administrative offices.

  • The Fairchild Building at 7 East 12th Street
  • The Washington Square campus in Greenwich Village
  • The NYU Midtown Center at 11 West 42nd Street
  • The Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay Street in downtown Manhattan

With more than 2,300 on-site and online courses, certificates, and intensives, NYU-SPS is also one of the world's leading providers of noncredit continuing education.

Academic Departments

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs and certificates, and career advancement courses and diploma programs in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study. All programs are designed to meet the academic and the professional needs of students throughout their lives and their careers.

Academic departments offer programs that provide a theoretical and practical education–one that is enhanced by rigorous curricula. Classroom learning is translated into real-world contexts by a cadre of outstanding faculty members who are leading practitioners in their fields.

  • American Language Institute
  • Applied Politics
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA)
  • Center for Global Affairs
  • Center for Publishing
  • Finance, Law, and Taxation
  • Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting
  • George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Graphic Communications Management and Technology
  • Health and Care Programs
  • High School Academy
  • Humanities, Arts, and Writing
  • Leadership and Human Capital Management
  • Management and Information Technology
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • NYUSPS Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities
  • Paul McGhee Division
  • Professional Advantage Program
  • SPS Non-Credit Diplomas
  • Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology
  • M.S. in Construction Management
  • M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking
  • M.S. in Global Affairs
  • M.S. in Hospitality Industry Studies
  • M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development
  • M.S. in Integrated Marketing
  • M.S. in Management and Systems
  • M.S. in Professional Writing
  • M.S. in Project Management
  • M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media
  • M.S. in Real Estate
  • M.S. in Real Estate Development
  • M.S. in Sports Business
  • M.S. in Tourism Management
  • M.S. in Translation

Graduate Certificates

  • G.C. in Benefits and Compensation
  • G.C. in Construction Management
  • G.C. in Core Business Competencies
  • G.C. in Enterprise Risk Management
  • G.C. in Global Energy
  • G.C. in Hospitality Industry Studies
  • G.C. in Human Resource Management
  • G.C. in Information Technologies
  • G.C. in Organizational and Executive Coaching
  • G.C. in Peacebuilding
  • G.C. in Real Estate
  • G.C. in Sports Business
  • G.C. in Strategy and Leadership
  • G.C. in Tourism Management
  • G.C. in Transnational Security

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Applied General Studies
  • B.A. in Humanities
  • B.A. in Social Sciences
  • B.S. in Digital Communications and Media
  • B.S. in Healthcare Management
  • B.S. in Information Systems Management
  • B.S. in Leadership and Management Studies
  • B.S. in Marketing Analytics
  • B.S. in Real Estate

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The Anderson School of Management (Anderson) is the business school of the University of New Mexico (UNM). Anderson was the first professional school of management established in the state of New Mexico.


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The school was founded as the College of Business Administration in 1947 under Dean Robert Rehder. It has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1975. UNM was the third university to gain professional AACSB accreditation for both their bachelor's and master's degree programs management programs. In 1974, the school was named for Robert Orville Anderson, a New Mexico oilman and longtime CEO of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The school was the first at a state college or university in New Mexico to be named in honor of a prominent citizen.

The school has grown from 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty members when it was established to 50 tenured or tenure-track faculty members today. The current dean is Craig G. White.



The Anderson School offers undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees and four master's degree programs: The Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Executive MBA (EMBA), The Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance (MS-ISA), and the Master of Accounting (MACCT). BBA and MBA students may select from ten concentrations: Accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, information assurance, international management and international management in Latin America, information systems management, management of technology, marketing management, operations management, organizational behavior/human resource management, and policy and planning. Students may also choose not to pursue a concentration.

BBA students may select from ten concentrations: Accounting, finance, human resource management, interdisciplinary film and digital media (IFDM), international management and international management in Latin America, information systems management, marketing management, operations management, entrepreneurial studies, or organizational leadership.

The Anderson School offers several dual-degree programs for students who wish to pursue a second advanced degree in conjunction with the MBA. MBA dual degree programs are offered with the Juris Doctor (JD) with the School of Law (MBA/JD), the Master of Engineering programs in manufacturing engineering and electrical or computer engineering (MBA/MEME and MBA/ME) with the School of Engineering; the MBA/Pharm.D. (MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy); and the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MBA/MA) with the UNM Latin American Studies Program. The School also offers a dual-degree program with the School of Law with the Master of Accounting (JD/MACCT).

Anderson’s MBA program in Management of Technology was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. in a 2004 study published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

The Anderson School offers several scholarships to its students. In the 2012-2013 academic year, 131 undergraduate students applied for scholarships; 53 students received awards totaling $51,500. 155 MBA/MACCT students applied for scholarships; 97 students received awards totaling $191,030.

In April 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that was awarding the nation's 15th Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) to New Mexico, with the University of New Mexico as one of several partnering institutions and agencies. The New Mexico RCFL is a computer forensics laboratory and training center supporting local, state, and federal criminal investigations. The Anderson School's Center for Information Assurance Research and Education, established in 2006, is involved with the laboratory. The CIARE was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security in spring 2007.

The Anderson School is part of the UNM Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program, along with the College of Fine Arts and other UNM programs.

The Anderson School's Endowed Chair in Economic Development, currently held by Dr. Suleiman Kassicieh, oversees a wide range of economic development initiatives within the school, including the UNM Business Plan Competition, with over $100,000 in annual prizes and additional venture capital funding for student teams who compose the strongest technology and entreprenuerial business plans.

The UNM Small Business Institute (SBI) at Anderson, established in 1978, connects with Albuquerque-area businesses with graduate and undergraduate students who provide free consulting work under the guidance of the faculty. The institute works with around 25 businesses a semester.

Anderson MBA marketing have won the Cadillac National Case Study Competition in 2005 and 2006, and placed second in 2007.

Senior-level BBA marketing students won Project Acceleration: The Subaru Impreza Collegiate Challenge in 2007.


In April 2009, the Bridgespan Group ranked the Anderson School tied for third in the nation in the number of courses specifically related to managing social sector organizations. In 2007, the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education rated the Anderson School 18th in the world among business schools for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program. In the same year, Hispanic Business magazine included Anderson School one its list of "top ten U.S. business schools for Hispanics" based on its total graduate and Hispanic enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rate and reputation. In March 2011 Anderson was, according to US News, one of the top 10 business schools with the highest three month job placement rates among full-time 2010 M.B.A. graduates. US News


According to data reported in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, 50.7 percent of Anderson MBA students are minorities, the 17th highest proportion of minority MBA student enrollment in the United States. Other data reported on2011 indicates that 53.6 percent of Anderson MBA students are women.

Student life


Several student organizations are active at Anderson, including the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (Beta Tau Chapter) Fraternity, the American Indian Business Association (AIBA), DECA, the Association of Graduate Business Students (AGBS), the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), the Beta Alpha Psi Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals, Delta Sigma Pi (Gamma Iota Chapter), the Finance Management Association (FMA), the Graduate and Professional Association (GPSA), the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Net Impact, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Student Contracts Management Association.


Anderson's "Distinguished CEO Lecture Series" has featured lectures from CEOs, including New Mexico native and Anderson alumnus Michael S. Gallegos Gallegos also sponsors the $25,000 first-place prize for the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition, an Anderson initiative which seeks to foster high-tech startup firms and high-wage job creation in the state.

Anderson hosted the first Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Day in the spring 2008, where prominent Hispanic business leaders spoke.


Anderson alumni include James G. Ellis (BBA, 1968), dean of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, and Gene E. Franchini (BBA, 1957), lawyer, judge, New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice.


External links

  • Official website

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