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SFA's Rusche College of Business renovates boardroom, expands experiential learning

November 8, 2017 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University's Rusche College of Business has renovated a boardroom in the McGee Business Building to provide students a corporate-like meeting area.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University students in the Rusche College of Business have another avenue to engage in experiential learning.

In order to further its efforts in creating a corporate-like atmosphere, the Rusche College of Business renovated a boardroom in the McGee Business Building, Room 443, to provide students a meeting area typical of those used in the business industry.

"This new boardroom takes experiential learning to a new level in the Rusche College of Business," said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of the Rusche College of Business. "While it is a boardroom, it also is a classroom. Here, students become familiar with working in a boardroom and have the opportunity to make presentations to professionals in a corporate setting."

Students in upper-level business courses and in the Master of Business Administration program utilize the room. The room also functions as a meeting space for the college's Executive Advisory Board.

The boardroom includes a large conference table with 20 chairs, a 12-foot credenza, upgraded technology, built-in speakers, a projector and powered screen. Additional upgrades include new paint and lighting as well as a shadowbox display dedicated to Nelson Rusche, the college's namesake.