January 30, 2009
Nichols To Head New Office of Executive Education
In keeping with its institutional mission to serve as a thought-leader in the business community, Samford University’s Brock School of Business has established the Office of Executive Education effective immediately. Bruce Nichols, former director of executive education for the UAB School of Business, has joined the Brock School to lead its efforts in the area. Before his stint with UAB, Nichols spent a career with the Southern Company in various human resources and corporate training roles, retiring in 2000 as Director of Human Resources.
“Bruce has built a number of successful programs at top-notch companies in the Southeast and we are thrilled that he will be heading our new executive education initiatives,” said Beck A. Taylor, dean of the Brock School of Business. “With the establishment of our new Office of Executive Education, which will work with organizations and individuals to address functional and training needs, we are addressing a gap that the business community wants fulfilled. Bruce is helping us achieve that goal.”
Such non-degree continuing and executive education opportunities will complement the Brock School’s Evening MBA program which provides quality and convenient programming for degree seeking students. Offering an array of both degree and non-degree programs, as well as custom programs for businesses, allows the Brock School to address the various needs of the modern organization and executive.
“Helping individuals and organizations succeed is my passion,” said Bruce Nichols, new director of executive education. “Joining the Brock School of Business in executive education allows me to work with individuals and companies throughout the region and to continue to pursue my passion.”
For more information about the new Office of Executive Education or part-time evening MBA program contact: (205) 726-2040.