On January 1, Midwestern State
University opened a new Center for Nonprofit Management & Leadership in the
Dillard College of Business Administration. The newly formed Center will celebrate
with an open house at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Dillard 189.
Sonia White will serve as director
of the Center and instructor of nonprofit management, and Marla Malone will
serve as assistant director.
White said that the Center
will be able to leverage MSU’s resources such as its faculty, students, alumni,
and facilities to advance the success of nonprofits and the community. “The new
Center for Nonprofit Management & Leadership at MSU Texas will be dedicated
to creating a community of ideas, resources, and support devoted to
strengthening the capacity and sustainability of the social sector in Wichita
Falls and the surrounding communities. We will accomplish this goal through
research, education, and engagement, with a commitment to sharing best
practices, innovation and excellence,” White said.
Several area foundations have
come together to support the Center, including The Priddy Foundation, the McCoy
Foundation, the J.S. Bridwell Foundation, the Bryant Edwards Foundation, the
Fain Foundation, and the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.
The opening of the new Center
corresponds to the introduction of a new nonprofit management minor at the
University that was made possible by support from The Priddy Foundation. Open
to students from all majors, the minor builds the financial and organizational
skills needed to lead in the nonprofit sector. Through the Center, faculty,
staff, and students will be able to take advantage of hands-on leadership and
management of nonprofits.
DCOBA Dean Jeff Stambaugh said
that this new program would offer significant benefits to current and future
MSU students, and to the region. “We have built what we think is an excellent
program that will create a pipeline of trained leaders in nonprofit
management,” he said.
For more information, contact White
at Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org or
940-397-6996, or Malone at email@example.com