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A Sense of Belonging

To meet the demands of corporate hiring — and to meet the current moment — McCombs works to cultivate a more representative student body and faculty.

Lecturer Taylor S. Brown stands outside in front of a palm tree.
Taylor S. Brown, BBA ’17, MPA ’18, will join the faculty this spring as a lecturer in accounting. In high school, Brown attended McCombs’ week-long accounting summer camp — one of several initiatives designed to steer talented students from underrepresented groups toward business careers.

A fresh approach

Lecturer Leigh Edwards stands in front of a wall.
Leigh Edwards, BBA ’09, MPA ’09, is vice president for business development at Embark and was recently recruited as an accounting lecturer. Rather than just hope for teaching applications from Black and Latinx professionals, McCombs has begun reaching out to local alumni as lecturer positions become available.

Showing the benefits of business education



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