On March 29th, 2014, Asbury University dedicated its new Howard Dayton School of Business with a chapel celebration ceremony. The business school has three core values including academic excellence, spiritual vitality and entrepreneurial stewardship.
The new school of business will aim to prepare its graduates to tackle economic, social and spiritual poverty around the world, with the goal of becoming the best business school “for” the world.
Howard and Bev at the Business School Dedication
“The vision is to have a global impact, because to our knowledge there is not another business school anywhere on the globe who will be doing what we’re going to be doing,” said Dayton in a media release. “As I talk to business people around the world, they’re very eager to learn from what we’ll be doing at the school at Asbury.”
Dr. Sandra Gray, president of Asbury University, said the formation of the new business school was a natural fit with the university’s overall mission. “Our mission is all about preparing men and women to make a difference in their homes, society, family, church and the world; there’s not any segment of life that business doesn’t impact in some way,” Gray said in the media release. “Our commitment to the integration of faith and learning almost mandates a strong business program to integrate our faith principles and Christian value and understanding within the financial and economic decisions we’re making.”