The University of Evansville and the Schroeder School of Business are pleased to announce that Katie Ciccarelli will become the executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise, effective August 1.
Ciccarelli replaces Dan Miller, the Institute’s retiring executive director.
The Institute for Global Enterprise, a part of the Schroeder School of Business, exists to create opportunities and challenges that prepare students to contribute and succeed in a global economy. Additionally, IGE serves as a partner to regional business by providing ongoing education and external resources that enhance a company’s ability to grow, expand, and successfully compete in a worldwide marketplace and environment.
“I have immense enthusiasm for the future of the Institute for Global Enterprise under the leadership of Katie Ciccarelli,” said Steven Standifird, PhD, dean of the Schroeder School of Business. “Her background, experience, and perspectives make her uniquely qualified to guide this initiative into the future. Katie will build on the foundation laid by Dan Miller, and will expand the Institute’s mission of creating valuable global opportunities for both students and regional businesses."
For the past year, Ciccarelli has served as the director of program development for the Institute at UE. Her role has included developing executive education programs, leading study abroad opportunities, and participating in shaping the vision for the future of the Institute. Prior to relocating to Evansville, Ciccarelli was associate director of the Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego, where she was also an adjunct professor of international business. She has worked, taught, and studied in Italy, Thailand, France, Portugal, and Brazil. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of California at Davis, and she earned an International MBA from the University of San Diego.
Dan Miller has led the Institute for the past two years. Prior to joining UE, Miller served as president of the Office Furniture Division of Kimball International. Before that, he led Whirlpool’s efforts in Latin America. Miller, a 1970 UE graduate, will continue to be involved in the Institute as its first-ever global executive in residence, a role that will allow him to contribute to the Institute’s mission on an ongoing basis.
The Institute for Global Enterprise at UE is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.