Richard Harvey was named Dean of the School of Business in 2008. Dean Harvey was initially hired by Fairmont State College in 1986 to start a Small Business Development Center. He joined the faculty in 1988 and is a Professor of Finance and Business Law. He holds multiple degrees from West Virginia University including an M.B.A. and a J.D which he completed while teaching. A member of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Harvey practiced law in the areas of elder law and commercial law. While a faculty member he regularly provided seminars to business owner/managers on financial management and legal issues including business organization, feasibility studies, capital formation, strategic business planning, intellectual property, and financial proposals.
The annual School of Business Academic Awards and Scholarship Reception will be held on April 29, 2011 in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms. Each year the School of Business awards over a dozen student scholarships worth over $30,000 during this event. When possible, the donor is invited to attend the event to meet their scholarship recipient. This year the Information Systems Student Organization (ISSO) scholarship will be awarded for the first time.
On March 1, the School of Business hosted the annual Business Etiquette Dinner and Reception at Muriale’s Italian Restaurant in Fairmont. In today’s highly competitive business world, business isn’t just conducted within the confines of an office. Proper etiquette skills are extremely important for our students who must know how to conduct themselves and represent their company at the dining table and in other social settings, whether entertaining or being entertained.