Audrey Murrell, associate dean of the undergraduate College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, will re-assume the role of director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, effective January 1, 2016. This will be in addition to her current role as associate dean.
“This additional responsibility as Berg Center director will provide an excellent opportunity to expand the ethics and leadership portfolio of programs and activities for the school, especially within Pitt Business,” Murrell said.
Murrell served as director of the Berg Center from 2007 through 2013. She first joined the business school in 1989, and has taught in the organizational behavior and entrepreneurship area in undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Education programs. She holds secondary teaching appointments from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychology and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
“In our business school, we strive to build students a strong foundation in the business fundamentals, including communication skills and their global and cultural awareness. I am delighted that Audrey has agreed to serve as director of the Berg Center. She is committed to developing valuable learning experiences in these fundamental areas for students across Pitt Business,” said Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and undergraduate College of Business Administration.
Future initiatives for the Berg Center include the expansion of the upperclassmen Living Learning Community (LLC) in Brackenridge Hall in the next academic year. This LLC will focus on global leadership, with project opportunities and global leadership experiences for Pitt Business students.
The social entrepreneurship offerings within the Berg Center will also expand in the area of food security, a collaborative effort between the Berg Center and Pitt Business. Additionally, plans are underway to create a case competition organization that will give Pitt Business students the opportunity to compete against the top schools in the nation while developing leadership skills.
Murrell will succeed Heidi Bartholomew, clinical professor of business administration, who has served as interim director of the Berg Center since 2013.
The Berg Center was established in 1999 as part of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. Its mission is to add value to organizations through ethical leadership. To learn more about its portfolio of programs, events, and certificates, visit www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg.