I received the annual report today and enjoyed seeing how much the graduate programs at AU continue to grow. I wanted to give you a quick update on how much the MBA program helped me. Following graduation, I went to work for three years with The Steak n Shake Company as a Marketing Manager. There I was in charge of Outdoor Advertising and the Menu Program.
Following my three years at Steak n Shake, I was given the opportunity to combine my marketing interests along with my athletic interests (I was previously the Men's Tennis Coach at IUPUI).
I now am in my fifth year as Assistant Athletic Director/Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Hanover College. It has been very rewarding as I have worked with the staff and student athletes on things such as NCAA compliance initiatives and community service opportunities. I have also taught classes at the college and have recently been approached about expanding those responsibilities. I am very thankful for the AU MBA program as none of this would have been possible.
- Rich Lord, Assistant Athletic Director / Men's and Women's Tennis Coach, Hanover College