Ken Blanchard College of Business

Achievements from our Students

 Austin Garnett, an undergraduate student in the Ken Blanchard College of Business, was one of seven GCU students who competed at the 51st annual International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in April 2012.  The conference is sponsored by DECA, an organization dedicated to preparing students for careers in business, and hosts competitions amongst college and university students across North America.  Going up against 50 competitors, Austin took home first-place in the retail-management category.  When asked to comment on his award, Austin said:

"Things I've learned at GCU really applied to this and were big keys," he says. "I used the professionalism I've been taught. This (award) speaks well of our business school." 

Achievements from our Faculty

Associate Professor of the Ken Blanchard College of Business, David Perkins (DBA) has been published in the Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies. His article is titled "Electronic Performance Monitoring in Call Centers: An Ethical Decision Model".


Donna DeMilia, professor in the Ken Blanchard College of Business, recently completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in financial management from North Central University (Prescott Valley, AZ). Dr. DeMilia successfully defended her dissertation titled "Exploring the Effects of Generation X on the Gender Wealth Gap in the United States."


"Completing and defending my dissertation was an incredible learning experience. Throughout this process, I have learned to more effectively research, provide substantiation for my claims, and write more succinctly. This experience has impacted my job approach in several ways. First, I understand the commitment required to manage working full time and completing a degree program. I have always enjoyed teaching working adults, and this has furthered my interest in assisting these individuals in achieving their educational goals. Secondly, I have taken away ideas about what does and does not work in promoting an effective learning environment through the online modality. I hope to use my own experiences to enhance our classrooms here at KBCOB."