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ERAU Announces Retooling, New Buildings and New Partnership

 - October 31, 2012, 5:10 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Changes are coming for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Booth No. 1185). School president John Johnson and worldwide campus chancellor John Watret have established an Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Business, which will effectively replace the current Worldwide Department of Business Administration for the university. This more formally structured college will serve more than 4,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students who are participating in eight degree programs.

The new college is organized into three distinct departments: Graduate Studies and Management Science; Graduate Studies, Leadership and Business; and the Department of Undergraduate Studies, Business and Management.

The school also announced that it has partnered with CIT Aerospace, an aircraft leasing company, which will participate in the university’s internship program, dubbed the Business Eagles Program. “An internship at CIT Aerospace gives students access to a broad learning environment and hands-on experiences,” said Damon D’Agostino, chief commercial officer of CIT Aerospace and an Embry-Riddle alumnus. “Interns could be involved with multiple aspects of complex financial transactions one day and with detailed technical reviews of commercial jet aircraft the next—there is a lot of diversity in the experience they gain,” he added.

Outside the Business School and Worldwide Campus, Embry-Riddle has opened a new Administration and Welcome Center on its Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. The 37,000-sq-ft dual-purpose building was required because of damage done to the campus by tornadoes in 2006. Called The Henderson Center, it permits university administration to have offices on campus for the first time since the storms. Next up for the university’s Daytona Beach campus is the anticipated opening of a $39 million U.S. College of Arts & Sciences building in 2014.