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Golden Gate University Appoints New VP for Finance & Administration

Golden Gate University (GGU) announces the appointment of Bill Lee as its Vice President for Finance & Administration, effective July 1. Lee brings to GGU nearly 20 years of multinational corporate experience, having served as a country chief financial officer (CFO) for Citibank-Asia and as a co-chief financial officer and senior vice president at Visa International. For the past five years, he has held CFO positions at two Bay Area nonprofit organizations: the East Meets West Foundation and Meals on Wheels of San Francisco.

Auburn University names GGU Alumnus Chief Information Officer

Auburn University has named James O’Connor as its Chief Information Officer effective October 1, following a national search. O'Connor earned an MBA with a concentration in information systems from Golden Gate University in 1991.

Alumnus Ken Wrede Offers His New Book Free to GGU Students and Alumni

Alum Ken Wrede (MSc Telecommunications Management 1986) has just published his first book "6 Rabbit Holes of Leadership" (6RHoL) and is making it available to students and alumni free of charge from today, July 25 until Friday, July 29. In The 6RHoL, Wrede discusses six major leadership glitches that many people unknowingly make that may be harming their careers and introduces a new leadership model he has been developing over the last two years - The EndGame Leadership Model. He also points out bad leadership practices and their sources, offering evidence-based practices that can correct poor behavior. Wede's career has spanned a variety of industries including the military, international business, six startup companies, telecoms, and a stint in international security. He has lived in five different countries and worked in ten.

Follow The Money -- Trump, Repealing the Johnson Amendment, and Citizens United

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly explains the Johnson Amendment, and why Trump wants to tell it "you're fired"!

Helen Kang contributes to Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2015

Professor Helen Kang co-authored the constitutional chapter of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2015, a prominent yearly publication of the American Bar Association. Her Research Assistant, Joseph Baskin, is also credited as a contributing author. Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review is the Section's annual summary of important developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.

How to Make Your Vacation Home Your Full-Time Home

GGU Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, offers tax advice for those looking to move into their second home.

Kathleen Morris Publishes Book Chapter in How Cities Will Save the World

Professor Kathleen Morris has published a book chapter entitled "Cities Seeking Justice: Local Government Litigation in the Public Interest," in "How Cities Will Save the World" (ed. R. Brescia, J. Marshall, Ashgate 2016). This book chapter explains that an increasing number of city law offices across the U.S. view themselves as platforms for public interest work rather than mere defense litigation firms. "How Cities Will Save the World" brings together authors with frontline experience in the fields of city redevelopment, urban infrastructure, healthcare, planning, immigration, historic preservation, and local government administration. They not only offer their ground level view of threats caused by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality, but they provide solution-driven narratives identifying promising innovations to help cities tackle this century's greatest adversities. The book is intended for scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike.

Doing It Right | How Disclosure Rules, Media Help Rein in Corruption in the US

Public Administration Chair Dr. Jay Gonzalez explores the parallels of corruption in the Philippines and the US in many areas such as education and public transit.

Memorial Day Sales: How to Snag a Good Deal, Guaranteed

Psychology Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why shoppers might pass up the deal for the thrill.

'America First' -- A History Lesson

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 'America First' stance and the historical reception of this idea.

How Some Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Will Survive e-Commerce

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks to the impact the rise of online shopping has had on the in-person shopping experience.

GGU to Co-host 2016 Estate and Trust Planning Conference

Golden Gate University will open its downtown San Francisco doors to CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, and other estate planning professionals for the 2016 Estate and Trust Planning Conference on May 16 and 17. Co-hosted by CalCPA and GGU, this year's conference features content for those who have advanced experience in the field.

Life Insurance Industry Under Investigation

California State Controller Betty Yee (MPA 81) talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl about controversial life insurance industry practices.

Beepi Adds Online Option in Used Auto Market

Consumer Psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the role convenience plays in consumer behavior.

Elissa Buie Named Top Wealth Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine

Adjunct Professor Elissa Buie, CFP®, co-founder and CEO of Yeske Buie, has been named the Top Wealth Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine as part of the magazine's Top Wealth Advisors listing for 2016.

Elections Inspire Marketers (and Vice Versa)

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why topical ads receive greater reception rates among consumers.

Forget a Brokered Convention -- a Third Party Candidate Should Yield a Hung Electoral College and 'Take It to the House' to Pick the Winner!

GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly considers legal, political and historical factors to put forth scenarios for the outcome of the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Table of Experts: Tax & Accounting

GGU Schools of Taxation and Accounting Dean Fred Sroka and Professor Dell Hutchinson joined an expert panel to discuss what businesses need to know about navigating today’s complex tax system.

It's the Delegate Count, Stupid! GOP's Tricky Primary Vote Allocation Rules Mean "Get Down to Three or Trump's Home Free"

GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses party allocation rules and the mathematics behind how candidates acquire delegates in the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Presidents Day Sales May Struggle

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why Presidents Day can be a boon for brick-and-mortar retailers.

The Best Online Colleges in California

Golden Gate University ranks among the very best in online degree programs, offering an experience which help to make the students' experience easy and productive.

Golden Gate Ageno Professor on What Defines a Successful Financial Adviser

Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, uses his financial planning expertise to define a successful financial adviser.

The 50 Top Ethnically Diverse Colleges In America

For living up to a mission that "embraces professional ethics and diversity," Golden Gate University earns a spot as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.

Four Ifs by Fed, Two Ifs by Me? Why the Reserve Board Will Likely Keep Its Interest Rate Powder Relatively Dry in 2016

In his latest HuffPost Business blog entry, Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the motivations and effects of the Fed's decision to raise interest rates.

Three Earn Vice President Status at Benco Dental

GGU alumna Kari Taylor is named Vice President of Sales & Branch Operations at Benco Dental.