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TXST’s McCoy College of Business to Create New Student Success Center

The McCoy College of Business will soon have a new Student Success Center, Texas State University recently announced.

The new Student Success Center aims to advance the preparation of business students for academic and career success, the State of Texas said, adding that McCoy College’s investment in student success will impact the student retention, graduation rates, career readiness and long-term leadership. The university said the center will also allow McCoy College to provide graduates with additional opportunities for productive and fulfilling careers.

“We are thrilled to launch a new, state-of-the-art Student Success Center at McCoy College of Business,” said McCoy College Dean Sanjay Ramchander. “It will be the first of its kind at Texas State University and among a handful of such centers at business schools across the country. The center will be one of McCoy College’s focal points, enhancing the overall student learning experience.

McCoy College’s new student center was announced at its NEXT Gala Celebration on March 24.

“As a hub for collaboration and connection, the center will occupy an attractive physical space in McCoy Hall and provide resources that support students’ transition to business school, provide opportunities for professional development and networking. and prepare students for fulfilling careers,” Ramchander said. .

The new Student Success Center was made possible by an $8 million seed donation from McCoy’s Building Supply, which creates opportunities for matching gifts and naming rights from other benefactors.

“In our work and in our lives, we are at our best when we reflect on our decisions today in light of their impacts on future generations,” said President and COO of McCoy’s Building. Supply, Meagan McCoy Jones. “My grandparents had a vision to support students across the state of Texas with their original donation nearly 20 years ago, and it’s a privilege now for three generations of our family to support the work of McCoy College. of Business and students from Texas State University.

“Businesses can and should have a positive impact on the world, and that starts with inspired, nurtured and connected students and business leaders,” she added. “The more we can serve students in this heartfelt way, the better off we will all be.”

McCoy’s Building Supply CEO and Chairman of the Board, Brian McCoy, said the new student center will allow McCoy College students to connect faster and deeper to “help them thrive.”

“From the moment he arrived, Dean Ramchander had a vision for the Student Success Center as a place where our students and future business leaders and entrepreneurs have the support they need to grow personally and professionally,” said Brian McCoy, President of the Foundation. from McCoy College. “Companies today will be able to connect early and quickly with the students who will become their next leaders.

“What a privilege to be part of this important center, and we look forward to partnering with other donors and business owners to maximize its potential.”

University President Denise Trauth said the impact of the McCoy family and the McCoy Corporation on the university cannot simply be measured, but is evident throughout the state of Texas.

“We see it in the success of businesses run by Texas State alumni and in the smiling faces of our early graduates and their families,” Trauth said. “We see it in the research breakthroughs of our faculty at McCoy College. We see it in the mentorships we facilitate with industry titans and our up-and-coming business students. »

The McCoy NEXT Gala Celebration served as a scholarship fundraising event with a focus on celebrating 50+ years of the McCoy College of Business. The State of Texas said the gala raised more than $350,000 for undergraduate scholarships or graduate scholarships, alongside McCoy’s Building Supply transformative donation.

“Our mission at McCoy College is to empower businesses to make a difference,” Ramchander said.

The Texas State School of Business, established in 1970, officially became the McCoy College of Business in 2004 after a $20 million gift from Emmett and Miriam McCoy. McCoy College offers classes at the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses and is AACSB accredited in business and accounting. The business school has graduated nearly 42,000 alumni, according to the State of Texas.