April 2016

Gwinner named as College of Business Administration dean

By Brent Fritzemeier

Kevin Gwinner will continue momentum in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration as the Edgerley Family endowed dean.

Gwinner, who has served as the interim dean since June 2015, is the Jon Wefald chair of business leadership and served as head of the marketing department from July 2005 to June 2015. He will continue to lead the college in areas of teaching, research, scholarship and outreach conducive with the college’s strategic 2025 goals. Continue reading

National Strategic Selling Institute to host fourth annual benefit auction

By Brent Fritzemeier

The National Strategic Selling Institute, NSSI, in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration is set to host its fourth annual benefit auction on Friday, April 29, at the Houston Street Ballroom.

The event is being organized by students in the institute’s advanced sales class, in conjunction with Pi Sigma Epsilon, the sales and marketing business fraternity. Continue reading

Martin receives 2016 KSU Presidential Award

Written by Tiffany Roney


Dawne Martin, assistant dean for diversity in the College of Business Administration, is one of six Kansas State University individuals receiving the 2016 Presidential Awards for going above and beyond in providing education, development and vision to students and professors.

The awards include a $5,000 honorarium sponsored by the university president’s office and Curtin Property Company, a real estate development firm with offices in Manhattan and Kansas City. Continue reading

NSSI director Dawn Deeter elected to leadership positions in pair of prestigious sales organizations

By Brent Fritzemeier

Kansas State University National Strategic Selling Institute, or NSSI, director Dawn Deeter has been elected to leadership positions in two prestigious sales education organizations.

Deeter is the president of the University Sales Center Alliance, a consortium of sales centers established in 2002 that connects university faculty members with many different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Together, these credible and innovative educators advocate for the continuing advancement of the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach. Continue reading

Study Abroad tour to Europe gives students a global outlook on business

At Chelsea, LondodnWritten by: Brent Fritzemeier

A faculty-led study abroad program this spring saw 22 students in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration travel to Europe to gain a better understanding of the global marketplace.

The group, which was led by professor of marketing Swinder Janda, spent 10 days visiting the sites and touring international businesses in London and Munich. Continue reading