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Wednesday, March 16, 2016  
Posted by: Jeanna Keane

Pat Perrella is first academic representative to chair the board


DENVER – The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is pleased to announce that Patrick Perrella, executive director of career services, recently became chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of Prospanica, formerly known as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), after serving as vice chair for two years.  


Perrella is the first academic representative to serve as chairperson of the organization’s Corporate Advisory Board, succeeding immediate past chair Sam Warnock of Ford Motor Company. Guisella Baker of Exxon-Mobil currently serves as vice chair. The Corporate Advisory Board is comprised of 21 companies and five schools.


As the chairperson of the Corporate Advisory Board, Perrella serves as the lead by driving the synergies between the organization and the advisory board, supporting the board’s mission by providing guidance on Prospanica’s focus, services and partnerships.  


“We are thrilled that Pat has been appointed to Prospanica’s Corporate Advisory Board,” said Brent Chrite, dean of Daniels College of Business. “This strengthens our university’s official partnership with Prospanica, and we look forward to making a difference with this organization.”


In addition to Perrella’s role at the Daniels College of Business, where he is responsible for career development initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students within the college, he brings eight years of experience garnered from leading graduate career services at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and 12 years in international banking. His other community leadership positions include chair of the board of trustees of the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis, Indiana, former president of the Notre Dame Club of New York and former member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Prospanica is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential. The organization was first formed in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), but outgrew its name, adopting its new name Prospanica in 2016. Prospanica advocates the pursuit of higher education and advancement of Hispanic leadership.


About The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver:

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is committed to engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. For additional information, visit the University’s Media Relations website, or follow the University on Facebook and Twitter. Founded in 1908, The Daniels College of Business is the top-ranked business college at the University of Denver, one of the country’s premier private universities. Daniels is globally recognized as a leader in providing an immersive and engaged business education. 

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