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Smith Business Close-Up: Helping High School Students LEAD

Aug 15, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Air dates: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 18, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

This summer, Smith joined the ranks of other LEADing university, hosting its first Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program at the school from July 14 through Aug. 1. The elite program brought 30 minority students from across the nation to College Park to learn more about business and leadership.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Victor Mullins talks about the LEAD program and the importance of fostering leadership among students.

Mullins is the associate dean of the undergraduate program at the Smith School. He championed for the national LEAD program to be brought to the Smith School. Mullins oversees more than 2,900 undergraduates in academically rigorous management education programs, plus customizable learning opportunities through the Undergraduate Fellows Program, which bridges both academic and co-curricular activities. With over 20 years of experience (previously as associate dean at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and assistant dean at New York University), he has been committed to the admission, retention, placement, and graduation of students. He is passionate about student development and working with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate partners to build a strong student-centered community.

Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.

Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

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, online MBA, specialty master's, 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.

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