Executive in Residence

Engaging Business to Engage the Campus

The Executives in Residence (EIR) initiative within Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management invites innovative and adaptive business leaders to inform and influence how teaching and learning takes place on campus.  The College seeks socially responsible executives who are excited to share their expertise with students, faculty and university leaders and who can effectively highlight the current needs and trends within the local and global business communities.  More pointedly, the Stritch EIR initiative is committed to “engaging business to engage the campus.”  The rationale and approach for the initiative is summarized below.

Why was the Stritch EIR initiative created?

  • To enable students and faculty to learn from the expertise of business executives
  • To strengthen the relationship between Stritch and the business community
  • To expose the campus community to business leaders who successfully embrace people, planet and profit in service to the greater good.
  • To stay current with business trends, perspectives, and approaches

What kinds of activities are Stritch EIR participants involved in during their tenure?*

  • Teaching: Guest lecture or facilitate workshops for undergraduates and graduate students on topics that fit with the executive’s expertise.
  • Curriculum Enhancement: Meet with faculty to review syllabi and suggest ways to make the content more relevant, current and dynamic.
  • Executive Advising: Meet with the Dean’s Council and Advisory Board to highlight the current needs of the business community and ways in which the College can effectively respond.
  • Academic Research: Provide context and practical considerations for faculty research.
  • Alumni Relations: Speak with Stritch alumni about current trends in the executive’s area of expertise and highlight the resources needed for the College to be responsive to those trends.
  • EIR Forum: Provide a lecture, lead a roundtable discussion and/or engage in some other high profile event that brings together the campus community to learn from the executive’s experience and knowledge.
Note: Executives and the College Dean decide together which activities from the above options will be pursued.

Beverly Greenberg has spent over 40 years dedicating herself to improving her community in the areas of corporate social responsibility, team building, strategic planning, development, marketing, public  relations, and education. 

Dr. Matthew Wagner is the President of Johnson Redevelopment  Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SC Johnson, the global  consumer products company responsible for  producing recognized  brands such as Ziploc®, Glade®, Pledge®, Raid®, and Windex®.

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