Business Minor Governing Board


The Business Minor Governing Board oversees the implementation of the undergraduate business minor, including approval of policies and practices for the minor. The Board reviews elective course offerings to ensure that the program fundamentals are supplemented by a variety of rich educational opportunities. Additionally, the Board manages appeals of minor requirements. With representation from all four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management, the Board's careful attention to program offerings promotes the unique trans-institutional nature of the business minor program.


  • Karl Hackenbrack , associate professor, management, associate dean and director of accountancy, faculty director, MAcc programs, Owen Graduate School of Management, chair
  • Stephen Buckles , principal senior lecturer, economics, College of Arts and Science
  • Cynthia Cyrus, vice provost for learning and residential affairs, professor of musicology, affiliated faculty in women's and gender studies, Office of the Provost; ex officio
  • André Christie-Mizell , dean, undergraduate education, professor, sociology, College of Arts and Science
  • Gary Kimball, associate professor of the practice of managerial studies, director, undergraduate business minor, College of Arts and Science; ex officio
  • Michael Lapre , E. Bronson Ingram Research Professor of Operations Management, Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Cynthia Paschal, associate professor, biomedical engineering, associate professor, radiology and radiological sciences, associate dean, School of Engineering
  • Melissa Rose , associate dean, college program, associate professor, piano, Blair School of Music
  • Christopher Rowe, associate dean, external relations, professor of the practice, engineering management, professor, communication of science and technology, director, engineering communications, faculty director, A. James Clark Scholars Program, School of Engineering
  • Craig Smith, associate professor, psychology and human development, associate dean, undergraduate studies, acting associate dean, graduate education, investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Peabody College
  • Christine Quinn Trank, associate professor of the practice, organizational leadership, development of leadership, policy, and organizations, Peabody College