Member Spotlight: Baker University

Monday, November 30, 2020 2:50 PM | Mary Odom (Administrator)

ITC welcomes Baker University to our professional community as an Academic Gold member!

Baker University is a private liberal arts institution in northeastern Kansas that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors, and rigorous course work. Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Super Bowl champion all proudly claim Baker, the first university in Kansas, as their alma mater. According to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Baker offers the highest return on investment of colleges in Kansas and ranks in the top 8 percent nationwide. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard has found that Baker alumni earn the highest average salaries among graduates of universities in Kansas. These rankings affirm the value of a well-rounded liberal arts education from Baker University that prepares its graduates to enter the workforce with the experiences and skills to be successful citizens and leaders. 

Next year Baker will offer a new entrepreneurship program, led by Narbeli Galindo, a global entrepreneurship expert who has served as the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation at Baker since Aug. 1, 2020. Galindo’s international connections will have a direct impact on Baker students pursuing real-world opportunities, and she will engage with the Greater Kansas City business community to promote the interests of students. In addition to teaching international trade and introduction to international business courses, she will lead the development of courses related to entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of business leadership and innovation. Baker is excited to be a member the International Trade Council (ITC) and to engage with its community members. The university has already taken advantage of the ITC Global TradeWins trade simulation program by implementing it in international business courses, exposing students to how trade works in the real world.

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