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Myles Gartland teaching a class

Faculty, Administrator Named Dean of College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis

October 14, 2020
A longtime member of the Helzberg School of Management ’s faculty and administrative leadership has been named the new dean of the College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis at Rockhurst University. The appointment of Myles Gartland, Ph.D., to oversee the college is effective immediately. Gartland has served as the interim dean of the college since last year. CBIIA encompasses the AACSB-accredited Helzberg School of Management and the departments of strategy and influence, information and mathematical analysis, and public policy and financial management. In this role, Gartland oversees 35 full-time faculty members, 18 degree programs, 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students...
Carolina Cruz in a TV Studio
October 13, 2020
Members of the Rockhurst University community tuning into Kansas City’s morning news might see a familiar face — Carolina Cruz, ’16, recently came back to join the KCTV-5 newsroom. “I think it was always part of my plan to get back at some point,” said Cruz, who grew up in St. Louis. “I fell in love with Kansas City when...
Bell tower inscription. Learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition
September 30, 2020
Before coming to Rockhurst University, Carrie Spanton was at a crossroads — having grown up in the hospitality business, she went straight from high school to the workforce, eventually working her way to restaurant management in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Bentonville, Arkansas. “I felt like there was something that I was really supposed to be doing,” she said. Spanton said...
100th Commencement Ceremony Rockhurst University
September 17, 2020
It’s been a long time coming for the graduates of the Class of 2020, but on Saturday, they finally get their time to shine during the annual commencement ceremony. And it will be a unique one — not just because...
Campus and Pergola
September 14, 2020
Rockhurst University earned a spot as one of the Best Universities in the Midwest Region and one of the Best Values, among other categories, in the 2021 Best Colleges rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. The University...
Rachel Stotler and her family
August 28, 2020
In 2011, Rachel Stotler Clasemann, ’97, MOT ’99, was driving home from work in Omaha, Nebraska, when a car accident changed her life. The immediate result of the accident was a ruptured spleen and traumatic brain injury. In the years...
New students wearing masks and moving in
August 19, 2020
This week, we welcome approximately 440 new students to Rockhurst University. For these students, arriving for their first semester of college is a milestone, and...
Mark Pecaut holding a globe
July 22, 2020
It’s a section of the sky that Mark Pecaut, Ph.D., associate professor of physics , is well familiar with. Since his days as a doctoral...
Campus plant closeup
June 30, 2020
With her new internship, senior Kate Ludwig has an opportunity to help make the lives of Kansas Citians better. In June, she began working with...
Students being awarded
June 24, 2020
Like most spring campus traditions, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the awards ceremony at this year’s Festival of Student Achievement, typically a one-day showcase of...