University of Maryland’s Center for Social Value Creation
Names Board of Advisors
College Park, Md. – September 6, 2011 — The
Center for Social
Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of
Business named six prominent business leaders to form its advisory board. The
center launched in September 2009 with a mission to create and educate global
leaders to use business as a vehicle for social and environmental change. Board
members will meet bi-annually and help guide the center’s strategic functions
and its outreach with businesses, nonprofits and the public sector.
Center for Social Value Creation board members are:
“We are fortunate to have recruited such a great group of visionaries in
corporate social responsibility and sustainability,” said Melissa Carrier,
executive director of the Center for Social Value Creation. “These leaders are
at the top of their fields and set a great example for our students. They
exemplify our mission to use business skills to bring about transformative
social change in the world and they’ll help propel the center forward.”
With their extensive professional experience and networks, board members will
help build support and advocate for the center by helping to spread the word on
its mission and activities to potential partners and donors. Members will
provide counsel on key strategies and initiatives. They will help with
fundraising and identifying career opportunities and internships for Smith
students. Board members will also participate in center events as speakers and
panelists, or by helping to recruit other high-profile presenters.
Board members will serve a renewable two-year term.
The Smith School is well-situated to take a leadership role in social value
creation business education given its internationally recognized faculty; its
extensive relationships with key practitioners, academics, and policymakers, and
its proximity to Washington, D.C. Through the Center for Social Value Creation,
Smith students have the opportunity to engage in real-world field experiences
such as consulting with nonprofits or traveling abroad to work on sustainable
projects in developing countries. The center also works with the school’s
academic departments on courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The center also supports faculty research in related areas.
More information about the Center for Social Value Creation is available at
About the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.