In addition to offering practical coursework and encouraging students to pursue internships, faculty at the UH Bauer College of Business recognize the importance of integrating the real world of business into education. In October, Bauer College welcomed another industry expert as Texas Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin visited finance students.
Geeslin encouraged students to pursue a career in the insurance industry and spoke about how current events are impacting those already in the field. “The insurance world is in a state of turmoil due to hurricanes, the investment problems and AIG,” said finance professor Dan Jones, who coordinated the discussion. “The fact that he could and would take his time to visit with this class is indicative of his commitment to his constituency, the people of Texas.”
By Hannah Eastham
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.
About the Bauer College of Business
The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.