Rachel Williams to lead executive education at Pepperdine U. business school
February 14, 2011
Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management recently announced that Rachel Williams has been named director of Executive Education, effective January 3, 2011. In the role, she will focus on expanding the business school’s portfolio of executive workshops and non-degree certificate programs by partnering with corporations and associations to develop custom education solutions.
“Ms. Williams’ experience as an educator and an executive are valuable assets as the Graziadio School seeks to expand custom trainings that help an organization’s business managers and executives to update their skills and knowledge while simultaneously addressing the organization’s specific strategic goals,” said Dr. Gary Mangiofico, associate dean of Fully Employed and Executive Programs.
Tailored executive education programs are developed and taught by business faculty members at Pepperdine University on a variety of topics including management, leadership, change management, finance, capital markets, entrepreneurship, strategy, driving innovation, international business and developing value based leaders. Some examples of past programs include Champions of Change, a nine-month certificate program for Boeing employees; an IT Essentials certificate program for a utility company; a one-week organizational development program for an international university, and a one-week mini-MBA program for foreign executives.