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Centers of Business & Outreach

College of Business Administration Centers

  • Small Business Development Center – Cindy Nellis - The mission of the PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to grow the economy of western Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.
  • Center for Accounting Education and Research – Dr. Jeff Eicher - The mission of the Center for Accounting Education and Research is to provide high quality, affordable, convenient educational opportunities for regional CPA's to obtain required CPE credits. The Center has the long term goal of increasing program revenue to be able to support academic scholarships for qualified accounting students.
  • Center for Economic Education – Dr. Paul Woodburne - By sharing resources and curricula with K-12 teachers, the center strives to improve economic literacy among Pennsylvania's students. The goals of the center are to develop, distribute, and present materials to K-12 teachers so they can more effectively teach vital economic principles to their students. The broad goal is to make an economically literate populace in Pennsylvania.
  • Bureau of Business and Economic Research – Dr. Rod Raehsler –
  • Henry G. Burns Center for Finance and Insurance – Dr. Jeffrey Eicher – The Henry G. Burns Center for Finance and Insurance has a two-fold mission. First, it seeks to provide high quality continuing education seminars for insurance industry professionals, allowing them to fulfill their state-mandated continuing education requirement. Second, it administers the Henry G. Burns Scholarship, a four year renewable award, which is used to attract and retain top caliber students into the finance and insurance fields.
  • Center for Legal Education – Dr. Jeffrey Eicher - The mission of the Center for Legal Education is to provide high quality legal conferences which meet the continuing education requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a convenient, comfortable location and an affordable price, as well as the general advancement of legal education. The Center was created to fulfill the need for local attorneys to complete a mandatory annual continuing legal education requirement. The Center also provides a forum for local judges to address the bar on items of mutual concern, and supports advanced research into various legal issues.
Last Updated 2/8/24