Mason School of Business to host economy forum

The Mason School of Business will open the doors of Miller Hall to welcome the public in for a conversation on the issues facing the U.S. economy and what happens next on the evening of Monday, Oct. 22 starting at 7 p.m. The forum, entitled “Reviving the American Dream: A Discussion of the U.S. Economy” will take place in the Brinkley Commons Room at Miller Hall, which is at the College of William & Mary. The forum will be moderated by WHRO and HearSay host, Cathy Lewis, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Professor John Boschen
  • Professor Deborah Hewitt
  • Professor John Merrick
  • Professor Dick Ash
  • Melinda Hancock W&M alumna (’91) and CFO of Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Professor Deborah Hewitt, who is frequently sought out as an expert on economic issues in the news media, shared a few thoughts on what is currently happening — and will happen soon:

“We are in a recovery because the economy is growing and jobs are being added,” says Hewitt. “We have clearly moved away from the edge of the precipice that we were confronted with in the Fall of 2008. This all said, it is an anemic recovery, leaving many unemployed.”

The public is encouraged to attend this meeting of some of the brightest minds from the Mason School, a top-ranked business school. The event will also be broadcast live:

The College of William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Va., is one of the nation’s premier public universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. Dedicated to this philosophy, the College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

As the second-oldest college in the United States and educational home to many American leaders, the College is revered as the “alma mater of a nation.” Its School of Business embraces the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country atop a foundation of business, trade, and economics. Its revolutionary approach to business education with its personalized, experiential model invites energetic thinkers with a will to lead in creating a strong sustainable economy and thriving society.