New Magazine Explores Leadership and Christian Spirituality

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) explores leadership and Christian spirituality in its newest online magazine, Inner Resources for Leaders, launched May 2008.

Under the leadership of Dr. Corné Bekker and Dr. Doris Gomez, Inner Resources is a popular-press magazine that covers topics such as leadership and spirituality, the devotional habits/disciplines of leaders, devotional reflections for leaders, spiritual direction and leadership, spiritual formation and leadership, Christian leadership in history, theories and models of spiritual leadership, Christian leadership, and religious leadership. Inner Resources also profiles inspirational leaders in Christian history. More.

MBA Student "Beats the Street"

Regent University MBA student Terry Thomas edged out more than 6,300 other contestant's to win week three of's weekly online stock game, "Beat the Street."

"I noticed the contest one day while doing research and didn't enter until the third week," said Thomas.

According to Thomas, he wasn't interested in the stock market until he took a portfolio management course under Dr. Tim Redmer during his MBA studies at Regent University. More.

Regent Launches New Business Development Program in Peru

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) welcomed 135 participants to the first two sessions of a new business development program held in Lima, Peru, April 4-5 at the Auditorium Faustine Sanchez Carrion located in in facilities of the Congress of Peru.

Each participant had been nominated by Peruvian congressmen and congresswomen who attended a congressional breakfast hosted by GLE in late 2007 in Lima. More.

GLE Launches Newest Leadership Journal

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) launched its newest online publication, Emerging Leadership Journeys (ELJ) on April 29.

ELJ is an academic journal that provides a forum for emerging scholars in the field of leadership studies. Contributors to this journal are Ph.D. students enrolled in the Organizational Leadership Program in GLE. More.

Regent Announces Winners in Business Plan Competition

From 3,400 participants to 10 finalists to five winners, The Kingdom Entrepreneurs five-month entrepreneurship training program, sponsored by Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE), came to a stellar close with the selection of its top five business plan winners in Lima, Peru on April 3. More.

Regent Student to Carry Flag in Opening Ceremonies at National Competition

Regent student and SIFE member, Regina Oakman, will carry the Virginia state flag during the opening ceremonies for the 2008 SIFE USA National Exposition in Chicago, Ill., May 13.

This is the first time the Regent University SIFE Team has been selected by SIFE World Headquarters to carry the state flag.

“Regina will lead all of the competing SIFE teams from Virginia as they parade into the opening ceremonies,” explained Dr. Greg Stone, faculty advisor for the Regent SIFE Team. “She is a Virginia native and was selected for her leadership with the SIFE Biz4Kids Program at Norview High School.” More.

New MBA Capstone Course Involves Real-World Expertise From Industry Leaders

For some, an MBA capstone project may seem like an academic exercise required to graduate, but for Regent MBA students, it's their chance to gain real-world experience and feedback from experts around the world.

With the launch of a new MBA program format in 2007, the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) and the Center for Entrepreneurship will collaborate to offer MBA students expanded opportunities for international business experience, research and networking with industry experts through the program's final capstone course. More.


SIFE Anti-Piracy PSA Advances to Nationals

A creative use of humor and animation characterize two leading student video public service announcements (PSAs) in a contest as part of Regent University's first anti-piracy campaign.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have launched a national anti-piracy campaign initiative among colleges to help spread awareness on the issue of illegal downloading. The contest challenged Regent students to create informative, entertaining and persuasive 60-second videos that motivate others to support legal downloading and the entertainment industry to preserve intellectual property.

The two leading Regent PSAs—No Joke by Josh Collier and Stolen Tunes by John F. Bray—were evaluated by top industry professionals, with No Joke advancing to the National SIFE MPAA Anti-Piracy competition. More.


Regent SIFE Wins Regional Championship, Advances to Nationals

The Regent University SIFE team claimed victory as they won their sixth regional championship title at the SIFE Regional Competition held in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 8. Thirty-five SIFE teams, primarily from the northeast region of the U.S., competed in seven leagues at this event sponsored by the Campbell's Soup Company. Regent won the title over Eastern University, Montgomery College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore to advance to the SIFE National Competition in Chicago, Ill., May 13-15. More.

Ph.D. Student Appointed VP of Business Development

Regent Ph.D. student Robert L. Nida was recently appointed vice president of business development at Wabash National, Inc. in Lafayette, Ind. According to Dick Giromini, president and CEO of Wabash National, Nida was chosen to support the strategic plan implementation that will help them create value for stakeholders and shareholders by growing the business in a cost effective manner. More.

Regent Study Abroad Sets Sights on Italy for 2008

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship's (GLE) fourth study abroad trip is set for June 20-29. Titled, "In the Footsteps of St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi," the 2008 tour will take participants to Rome, Montecassino and Assisi, Italy for a 10-day period.

In 2007, Dr. Corné Bekker, GLE associate professor, led participants in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul and ministry of St. Francis of Assisi through Rome and Assisi, Italy.

According to Bekker, students were given the unique opportunity "to explore the global leadership of the two pivotal figures in the history of Christianity through lectures, visits to archeological sites and in-depth discussions." More.

Regent SIFE Partners with Motion Picture Association to Sponsor Anti-Piracy Video Competition

As the January 31 submission deadline quickly approaches, the Regent University SIFE Team anxiously awaits the receipt of the Anti-Piracy contest entries.

Sponsored by Regent SIFE and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the contest challenges Regent students to create an informative, entertaining and persuasive 60-second video that motivates others to support legal downloading and the entertainment industry in hopes of curbing the theft of intellectual property and bringing to light the growing number of legal ways to download movies from the Internet. More.

Business Alumna Named "Face of the Future"

Selected as one of Outreach Magazine's "Faces of the Future," Regent business alumna Dr. Elizabeth Rios ('99) has what it takes to shape the future of the Hispanic Evangelical Church. Noting her innovation and methodology in empowering women, Outreach Magazine featured her on the cover of their November/December 2007 issue.

Raised by a single mother in the Manhattan projects, Rios was born with a passion for leadership and empowering women to lead. “I noticed that in the Spanish Evangelical Church, women were supposed to be strong, but not too strong. They were supposed to have ideas, but never better ideas. I wasn't really good at wearing that mask,” said Rios. More.

Regent Dean Authors Series for Focus on the Family's Boundless.Org

Focus on the Family’s has published the second in a series of eight articles by Dr. Bruce Winston, dean of Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Titled, “Leading Biblically,” this series is based on his popular book, Be a Leader for God’s Sake and takes readers through the profound rediscovery of Jesus’ principles of leadership through a study of the Beatitudes and their application to today’s organizations. More.

Regent Leads Final Phase of Entrepreneurship Training Program in Peru

Occurring just days before the Free Trade Agreement was signed between Peru and the U.S., Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) conducted the third and final phase of the Kingdom Entrepreneurs program in Lima, Peru.

Selected as having developed the best business plans of those in the previous phase of the program, 150 participants competed for one of five financial grants to assist them in implementing their business plans.

According to Dr. Sergio Matviuk, GLE professor and head of the project, “the Kingdom Entrepreneurs program will conclude during the last week of February 2008 when the top five business plan winners are announced.” More.

Regent Student Addresses General Directorate of Peru's National Police Force

Doctoral student and soon-to-be Regent graduate Ben Dean recently presented "Leadership Values in Government and Business" to Peru's director general and 120 uniformed officers and staff of Peru's National Police Force at the Ministry of the Interior in Lima, Peru.

Dean's presentation was part of a half-day special event organized by Peru's General Directorate that focused on values and positive morale in the Peruvian National Police Force. More.

Regent Alumnus Accepts Position as Executive Dean

Dr. Nicole Roberson, an alumna of Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, has accepted the position of executive dean at North Lake College (NLC) in Irving, Texas. and will assume this role on December 5.

In her position as executive dean of the Business and Technology Center at North Lake, she will be responsible for the administration of various academic programs including IT, marketing, management, and accounting, and the development of new programs. More.

GLE Plays Key Role in Peruvian Leadership Conference

Faculty, alumni and students from Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) recently participated in a leadership conference titled, "Leading Like Jesus: The Leader That Peru Needs," at the Evangelical Seminary of Peru in Lima.

Hundreds of Peruvians representing the government, business and academic sectors participated in this three-day conference and gained tremendous insight from GLE professors, alumni and students as they shared from both academic and practitioner viewpoints. More.

Regent SIFE Presents Christmas Production as Entrepreneurial Venture

The Regent Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has ventured into the entertainment arena with their latest entrepreneurial outreach – a dinner theater production of the The Gifts of the Magi, which opened November 25 as part of the Grand Illumination Celebration at The Founders Inn & Spa.

The Gifts of the Magi is a light-hearted, heart-warming musical with wonderful songs and quirky characters that is adapted from two short stories by O. Henry. The play follows a formal, three-course dinner. More.

Regent Conducts 2nd Phase of National Entrepreneurship Training Program in Peru

More than 400 young Christian entrepreneurs recently completed the second session of a national training program in Lima, Peru called "The Kingdom Entrepreneurs" developed by the Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship.

Participants were selected from a pool of 800 people who completed the first Kingdom Entrepreneurs session and who scored highest in an online test based on content from the first session. More.

Ph.D. Student Authors Cover Article in November Issue of Charisma

Regent University Ph.D. student Louis F. Morgan is author of the lead cover story in the November 2007 issue of Charisma. In his article titled, "The Flame Still Burns," Morgan, a minister and historian, takes an in-depth look at the Pentecostal movement in America and how the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is poised to spread the Gospel worldwide. More.

GLE Alumnus Wins Mayoral Election for a Second Term

The citizens of North Canton, Ohio, yesterday elected Regent University alumnus David Held as mayor for a second two-year term. Held began his public service as the city's full-time administrator/acting safety and service director just three months after graduating in 2001 from Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship with his M.A. in organizational leadership (MOL).

During his time as city administrator, North Canton was voted one of the Top 100 places to live. According to Held, he applied the skills learned in the MOL program to successfully merge the Fire and Emergency Medical Services into one department and the Park and Street Departments into another for cost savings and improved efficiency. He was also instrumental in the city's successful completion of a $10 million expansion and upgrade of North Canton's Drinking Water Plant.

Held stated that while studying at Regent, he "learned how to lead people with a variety of skill sets and technical backgrounds." He continued, "More importantly, I learned how to provide servant leadership to the people in our city and how to adhere to Christ's teaching in a political environment."

"The MOL program was the best training and educational program that I have ever experienced," Held said. More.

GLE to Host First Annual Roundtables of Contemporary Research & Practice - Call for Papers Issued

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship will host the 2008 Annual Roundtables of Contemporary Research & Practice conference on May 15-16, 2008, at The Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach, Va.

Throughout this two-day event, designed to facilitate interaction, learning and collegiality in a cordial environment, participants from around the world will gather to discuss contemporary research in the areas of global leadership and entrepreneurship.

The featured guest, Dr. Mansour Javidan, will speak during the Friday morning plenary session and the Friday evening banquet. More.

Regent Presents Leadership Award to First Lady of Peru

Pilar Nores de Garcia, the wife of Peruvian President Alan Garcia, received a leadership award from the Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) during a visit to the campus on Monday, October 8.

At a luncheon honoring her, Mrs. Garcia received the Leadership Development Award that recognizes her vision for the development of leadership and entrepreneurship in Peru. GLE Dean Dr. Bruce Winston, CBN President Michael Little, GLE Distinguished Professor and former President of the university Dr. David Gyertson, and GLE's Director of the Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program Dr. Sergio Matviuk presented the award to the First Lady. More.

Regent Professors Address Members of Peru's Congress

Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship hosted a successful breakfast with Peruvian legislators during which they discussed entrepreneurship initiatives in Peru. The event was held in Lima, Peru on September 28, at the Country Club Hotel of Lima and followed the first stage of an extensive national entrepreneurship program that trained more than 3,400 young Peruvian entrepreneurs this past August. More.

Regent to host Entrepreneurship Seminar for Peruvian Legislators

At a press conference late last month in Lima, Peru, Dr. Sergio Matviuk, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship professor announced that Regent University will host a breakfast seminar with Peruvian legislators on September 28. More.

Thousands of Peru's Young Entrepreneurs Attend Regent Training Despite Devastating Earthquake

Despite national mourning throughout Peru due to the recent devastating earthquake, 3,400 young Peruvian entrepreneurs chose to focus on their goals to improve the country’s economy by completing their first training session in entrepreneurship designed and led by Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE).

This national training program called "The Kingdom Entrepreneurs" was held August 30 and 31 in Lima, Peru and is part of an extensive GLE entrepreneurship development project that resulted from a meeting with Peruvian President Alan Garcia late last year. The program was designed specifically for young adults interested in entrepreneurship and individuals planning to launch new business initiatives as a way of overcoming the country’s unemployment rate and slow micro economic development. More.

Public Policy Forecasting President Donates 13,000 Books to Regent

Graham Molitor, president of Public Forecasting of the World Future Society, recently donated about 13,000 books to the Regent University Library. The books cover a wide range of topics, such as energy, environment, technology, law, sociology and futures studies. Molitor's contribution also includes a Swedish collection, known for its cutting- edge studies on forecasting.

Molitor, who is an authority on forecasting government policy, was a featured speaker for the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship Foresight 2007: Leading from the Future event. He has also served on the White House Social Indicators Committee and in elective, appointive or advisory capacities in each government branch- executive, legislative, judicial and independent regulatory. More.

Foresight 2007 to Feature Foremost Authority on Government Policy Forecasting

The Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) will feature Graham Molitor, one of the foremost authorities on forecasting government policy, at the Founders Inn & Spa on September 20 during the Foresight 2007 portion of its Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) residency. The public is invited to join third-year DSL students at this event and can register online at:

According to Jay Gary, director of GLE's M.A. in Strategic Foresight program, “Molitor is one of the premier first-generation futurists, in the mold of Alvin Toffler, Daniel Bell or Herman Kahn. It’s an honor to have him speak at Regent.” More.

GLE Alum's Book, Unbalanced Influence, Draws on the Science and Practice of Executive Leadership

Dr. Pete Hammett’s book, Unbalanced Influence, has been published by Davies-Black Publishing and draws on both the science and practice of executive leadership, offering rich insights and valuable life lessons for senior and mid-level executives as they define effective executive leadership. Hammett received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2006. Hammett’s book is available on


Ph.D. Alum Named Business Dean at Palm Beach Atlantic

Dr. James “Jim” Walz has been named dean of the Rinker School of Business and professor of business and management at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Fla. Walz received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2000.


Doctoral Alumnus Elected to School Board Over Incumbent

The Lynchburg City Council in Lynchburg, Va., appointed Dr. Darin Gerdes to a three-year term on the city’s school board over an incumbent. Gerdes currently serves on the faculty of Liberty University. Gerdes received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2003.

MBA Alum and Wife Open Innovative Franchise  

Michael Kowalski and his wife have opened a Let’s Dish! franchise in Chesapeake, Va., an innovative store where you can make (or pick up) family-friendly dishes designed to be frozen and cooked when you need them – all fresh and homemade. Kowalski received his MBA from Regent University in 1998 and was a featured guest on the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship's [e] Guild in 2007.

Doctoral Alum Awarded Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Award for a Third Time

Under the management of Dr. Jim Henderson, Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems campus in Aurora, Colo. received the 2007 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for their focus on the principles of industrial security, excellence and adherence to the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Industrial Security Program. This is the third time Henderson and those under his management have received this award. In 2004, two facilities under his management received this award. Henderson received his Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in 2006.


Ph.D. Alumnus Receives Award at National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education

Colonel Byron Cherry was selected as one of the 2007 NAFEO Distinguished Alumni and was honored at the 32nd National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education in Washington, D.C. Cherry received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2004.

GLE Professor and Alumnus Awarded Best Paper at ASBBS

Dr. Walt Dingman and Dr. Greg Stone, GLE associate professor were awarded Best Paper in the area of Leadership by the ASBBS 14th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. for their paper titled, “Servant Leadership and the Succession Planning Process: A Case Study.” Dingman received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2006.

Visiting Researcher Collaborates with GLE Professors on Servant Leadership in a Global Context

Professors from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) are developing several research projects with Dr. Zani Dannhauser, a visiting researcher from Stellenbosch University, one of South Africa's most prestigious universities.

Speaking of Regent University, Dannhauser stated, “It has been an amazing and blessed learning experience for me to have the privilege of working in collaboration with some of the most distinct, authoritative and globally recognized scholars in the field of servant leadership.” More.

[e] Guild to Feature South African Entrepreneur

With only a few seats remaining, Regent University's Entrepreneurs' Guild summer series will feature Michael Louis, director of strategic initiatives for The Louis Group, who is slated for the August 1 taping at Regent University. A South African native, Louis has a passion to train leaders and develop better education for Africa. In light of that, he serves on the Louis Group Business Academy Board, which trains leaders in business ethics and the fundamentals of a Christian focus. Serving also as The Louis Group’s strategic initiative director, Louis sources opportunities and develops relationships with key strategic partners. According to Louis, Regent University is vital in the group's focus of entrepreneurial studies and leadership. More.

Entrepreneurs’ Guild Sets Stage for First Live Recording at Regent University

The Entrepreneurs’ Guild, recently launched by the Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE), is set to record its summer series of dynamic and engaging interviews that feature leading and emergent entrepreneurs from around the globe on July 31, August 1 and August 2 at 6:00 p.m. each night.

Featured guests in the [e] Guild’s summer series include Michael Louis, director of strategic initiatives for The Louis Group in South Africa; Andrew Waites, president of eValueville in Hattiesburg, Miss.; David Nygaard, CEO of Nygaard Fine Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Va.; Michael Kowalski, co-owner of Let’s Dish in Chesapeake, Va.; and others. More.

GLE to Train Peru's Entrepreneurs and Congress Members in Entrepreneurship Development

Peruvian President Alan Garcia has accepted an offer from Regent University to provide entrepreneurship development training through a national program to reach thousands of young entrepreneurs, business owners and Congress members in Peru through Regent’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE).

“We are thrilled to be able to provide the type of entrepreneurial training that is needed to assist in the economic development of Peru,” said Dr. Bruce E. Winston, GLE dean. “Global leadership and entrepreneurship reside at the core of our school, and we appreciate the fact that President Garcia has given us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the Peruvian people.” More.

GLE Professor Nominated as Head Judge in Australian HR Awards 2007

Dr. Franco Gandolfi, MBA program director and associate professor in the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE), has been appointed as one of 16 head judges for the Australian HR Awards 2007. These awards recognize excellence across the entire human resources spectrum and nominees are generally high profile companies, including Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and other multi-national corporations. More.

Regent to Present at World Future Society

Dr. Corné Bekker, GLE associate professor and Jay Gary, assistant professor and director of the M.A. in Strategic Foresight program in Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, will make presentations at the annual World Future Society conference in Minneapolis July 29-31.

Their joint session on strategic leadership is entitled, "The Future According to Jesus." Gary will also lead a panel of experts to discuss "The Future of Futures Research," and how quantitative Ph.D. research can build the discipline of futures studies. More.

GLE Welcomes New Faculty Members

The School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members. Dr. Franco Gandolfi has joined GLE as director of the MBA program and associate professor of human resources management. His teaching responsibilities will focus on human resources management in the new MBA curriculum. Mr. Gary Oster has joined GLE as an associate professor and will teach several of the existing business courses. He will complete his Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University by Fall Semester 2007 and will take additional coursework to become the professor of technology for the new MBA curriculum.

"We are thrilled to have both of these gentlemen join our faculty," said Dr. Bruce Winston, GLE dean. "I am confident they will provide the depth, expertise, practicality, biblical integration and global perspective that are expected. They will be tremendous assets to GLE and to Regent University." More.

GLE Professor and Alumnus Awarded Best Paper at ASBBS Conference

GLE was represented well at the 2007 ASBBS 14th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Greg Stone, GLE associate professor and Dr. Walt Dingman, Ph.D. ‘06 were awarded Best Paper in the area of Leadership by the ASBBS 14th Annual Conference for their paper titled, “Servant Leadership and the Succession Planning Process: A Case Study.” Additionally, a number of GLE faculty, students and alumni chaired sessions and presented papers focusing on servant leadership, finance and accounting education, and management.

Regent's Newest Online Magazine Explores Global Business from a Biblical Worldview.

The Regent Global Business Review (RGBR), Regent University's newest online publication, released its inaugural issue June 2007. A bi-monthly publication, the RGBR addresses key areas that will further enhance the practice of business professionals around the globe, providing novel insight for today’s managers and leaders at all levels who are innovating and creating organizations to anticipate and respond to change in a global business environment.

Formerly known as the Regent Business Review, RGBR has been transformed to elevate and broaden the perspective of its readers through relevant, compelling articles written from a values-centric or biblical worldview. More.

Regent Professor Key Presenter at Global Leadership Conference in South Korea

Dr. Kathleen Patterson, assistant professor in Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship was one of four invited speakers to present at the 1st Annual Global Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea recently.  Sookmyung Women's University Global Leadership Institute hosted the one-day conference. More.

GLE Alum Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Sandra R. Bryant, Ph.D. ’03, has received the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2007 from the Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies where she serves as assistant professor of organizational leadership and management.  This extremely competitive award is given by students for effectiveness in teaching, service and overall impact on students. According to one of Bryant's students, she is "an amazing person who exudes professionalism, intellect and humor. She is genuine in her interaction with her students and has a real commitment to their success."

Bryant joined Regent's School of Undergraduate Studies faculty in July 2006 and received the award during the annual Commissioning Service held on May 4.  She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in 2003 and has worked at Regent for almost eight years in various administrative and faculty positions.

Regent Dean Awarded “Most Supportive Dean of the Year” at National SIFE Competition
Dr. Bruce E. Winston, dean of the Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship was recently recognized as the “Most Supportive Dean of the Year” at the national SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Exposition & Competition in Dallas, Texas.

Nominated by the Regent SIFE team, Winston was selected for this award by judges comprised of presidents and CEOs of corporate sponsors such as Frito Lay, Radio Shack, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Pepsico, Wells Fargo Financial, Aflac, DFB Pharmaceuticals, 3M, Coca-Cola, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Campbell’s and many others.

Courtny Fout, Regent SIFE director of finance, presented Winston’s award during the opening ceremonies of the National SIFE Competition. “Winning the support of a college’s administration is critical to long-term sustainability," Fout explained. "At Regent University, we found the support with the appointment of the new dean of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship.” More.

Regent SIFE Team 1st Runner-up at National Competition
The Regent University SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Team won 1st Runner–up in their league at the SIFE National Exposition & Competition held recently in Dallas, Texas.  This marks the fifth consecutive year Regent has competed in the national competition.

After winning the regional competition in Charlotte, N.C. in March, Regent SIFE, along with 160 other regional winners from across the U.S. converged on Dallas to compete in the 2007 SIFE National Exposition & Competition May 6-8. More.

Regent SIFE wins 5th consecutive regional championship; heads to nationals

The Regent University Students in Free Enterprise Team won their fifth consecutive regional championship at the SIFE Regional Exposition & Competition for Charlotte on March 22.

The 27 competing university and college teams were divided into five leagues. Regent SIFE won over Gardner-Webb University, Livingstone College and Christopher Newport University.  Emmanuel College from Georgia also advanced from the league to the national competition. This regional victory now propels Regent SIFE toward the national competition in Dallas, Texas May 6-8. More.  

GLE contingent shares innovative leadership research at national conference

Twenty-nine GLE students, alumni and faculty participated as presenters, session chairs, commentators and attendees at the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) 8th Annual Global Conference held in Chicago, Illinois, November 2-5, 2006. Nineteen GLE students, alumni and faculty presented on topics such as cross-cultural mentoring models; character and conflict resolution; kenotic leadership; spirituality and leadership; servant leadership; international leadership; emotional intelligence; executive coaching and more. In addition to presenting, several GLE faculty also served as session chairs and commentators in the areas of leadership and spirituality; leadership in Eastern Europe; servant leadership; emotional intelligence; and coaching, vision and self-efficacy. The ILA Conference provided a tremendous platform for GLE to share its innovative research in the multidisciplinary field of leadership.

Regent SIFE hosts Duel in the Colonies

Regent University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team hosted six universities from the mid-Atlantic region for the regional Duel in the Colonies competition, January 18-20, 2006.  The various SIFE teams put their financial problem-solving skills to the test to vie for $9,000 in cash prizes and qualification for the national Duel in the Desert competition. As host of this event, Regent’s SIFE team will advance to the national competition in Tucson, Ariz., March 1-4, 2007.  Funding for the Duel in the Colonies was provided through a grant from Take Charge America, a debt management company in Phoenix, Ariz. More.

DSL alum's book offers practical approach to leadership in the marketplace and ministry

Mickey Collins, DSL ’06 has published “The Power of Leadership: The Heartbeat of God.” Based on her culminating doctoral project, Collins’ book provides a practical “hands-on” approach to leadership in the marketplace and in ministry as she explores character development in terms of the Fruit of the Spirit and highlights biblical values such as honesty, integrity and credibility as the foundation of godly character. Collins is co-founder of the Malachi House International, a charitable, non-profit educational organization, and serves as its vice president and executive director. Her book is available online at:


Leadership alum's book provides a relationship roadmap for singles

Conway Edwards, DSL ‘06 and his wife, Jada, have co-authored the book “What to do when Love's in View: Finding Focus in Dating and Relationships.” Regardless of where you are in the realm of relationships, this book was written to encourage, equip, and excite you. In it, Edwards provides a roadmap for single men and women on how to identify, meet, court and marry God’s best. Edwards currently serves as director of Singles at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and is the pastoral assistant to Dr. Tony Evans. He also serves as president of the National Centre for Christian Leadership Jamaica.  Edwards’ book is available at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Bookstore.

Leadership alum heads leadership development at top company in the Gulf

Tommy Weir, DSL ‘04 has accepted a position in Dubai as head of leadership development for Nakheel, one of the top companies in the Gulf. This new position focuses on developing Arab leaders through a variety of programs and initiatives within Nakheel.

MBA alum joins GLE staff as director of seminars and editor, Regent Global Business Review

Julianne (Robbins) Cenac, MBA ’97 joined Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship as director of seminars and editor, Regent Global Business Review after working 10 years as a senior management consultant, most recently for Booz Allen Hamilton, in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


MBA alum named Bishop Fellow

Mark A. Penn, M.D., MBA, ‘94 has been named a Bishop Fellow for 2006-07 by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation.  Penn is one of only three medical educators selected as nationwide. Each fellow is also named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow and is invited to participate in the ACE Leadership Development Fellowship. The ACE Fellows Program is the nation's premier higher education leadership development program. Penn currently serves as senior vice president for academic affairs and executive associate dean for Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Regent Ph.D. alumnus inaugurated as president of Roanoke Bible College
With a background in pastoral ministry and missions, Ph.D. alumnus D. Clay Perkins has now accepted the responsibility of leading others into Christian ministry as president of Roanoke Bible College (RBC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  The baton of leadership was passed to Perkins by the retiring president on July 1.  Perkins was then inaugurated on September 29 and is the college's third president.  Perkins has a desire to train people to impact the culture for Christ. According to Perkins, "Of course, we want to train preachers, youth ministers, Christian education directors, missionaries, and pastoral counselors. But to change our culture, we need Christian leaders in the judicial system, the medical community, the field of arts and literature. Therefore, we will need to look at these areas and decide where we can train leaders." Perkins received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship in 2004.

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership expands major offerings
The Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) has expanded its signature Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership. Four majors of study are now available through this innovative online degree program: Organizational Leadership, Global Leadership, Human Resource Development and University Teaching & Research.

The flagship major, Organizational Leadership, formerly offered only online, now offers an accelerated on-campus option. The on-campus option is designed for professionals and scholars who desire to enroll in full-time study and complete the degree in 2.5 - 3 years.

The Global Leadership major emphasizes the dynamics associated with leadership and transnational organizations. Students examine the role of cultural contexts in leadership including anthropological, biblical, psychological and sociological aspects as well as the driving factors leading to individual, group and organizational growth and development in a global environment.

The Human Resource Development major focuses on HRD theory, individual and organizational learning processes and the various dynamics that contribute to the positive development of an organization's human resources.

The University Teaching & Research major is prepares students as university and college faculty members through additional coursework in the field of higher education through Regent University's School of Education. This emphasis enhances teaching effectiveness and provides a deeper foundation in academic research.

All majors require on-campus residencies that are each 10-14 days in length and are held in Virginia Beach, Va. in May each year. All new majors will be available beginning Summer Semester 2007.

DSL graduate accepts position as business department chair at Oklahoma Wesleyan
Doctor of Strategic Leadership graduate Emile Hawkins, Sr. was recently appointed as assistant professor/chair of the Business Division at Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) in Bartlesville, Oklahoma .  Prior to his promotion, Hawkins had been an adjunct professor at OKWU. Hawkins' passion and mission is to help develop "effective ministers in the marketplace, emergent leaders who recognize their incredible potential, reflective Christian practitioners and collaborative thinkers." In addition, Hawkins was promoted to the rank of Major with the Oklahoma Air National Guard in September 2006, having served there as chaplain for the past five years. Hawkins completed his Doctor of Strategic Leadership through the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship in 2005.

GLE faculty meet with South African leaders to plan second International Conference on Values-based Approaches in Leadership
To assist in the re-discovery of values-based leadership in South Africa , Dr. Bruce E. Winston, dean of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE), and a contingent of GLE professors are meeting with South African leaders to plan for the Second International Conference on Values-based Approaches in Leadership slated for early 2007. This follows the success of the first conference held in March 2006; a collaboration between GLE and the University of Stellenbosch School of Business.

The March 2006 three-day conference welcomed more than 70 researchers, scholars, students and practitioners in leadership from across South Africa and the world where GLE was acknowledged as the world leader in servant leadership research by the faculty of the University of Stellenbosch's School of Business.

GLE faculty addressed the topics such as African Christian leadership, servant leadership, leadership and love, humane orientation of servant leadership, servant leadership and spirituality, authentic leadership and leader-follower relationships.

Additional venues in which the Regent faculty presented included the Every Nation Leadership Institute in Stellenbosch and several large churches throughout South Africa in which they presented sermons and seminars.

In addition, members of the Regent delegation met with the president and several faculty members of St. Augustine College, the Louis Group and influential business, entertainment and ministry leaders in Cape Town.

During their time in South Africa, GLE faculty shared their passion, research and innovative insights on Christian leadership with over 13,800 people. Always well-received, their presentations were followed by numerous invitations for future international conferences, seminars and collaborations, which are now being developed.


U.S. News Ranks SBL Online Business Programs in Top 5 in Virginia for 2017
SBL online business programs rank #2 (non-MBA) and #4 (MBA) programs in Virginia for 2017.

Dr. Redmer Receives Award for Faith Integration
CBFA presented Dr. Timothy Redmer with its Johnson Award for integrating personal faith and business.


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