President Varlotta joined faculty and staff on August 23 to welcome the parents and students of the incoming class of 2022 to Hiram College.
During Matriculation Convocation, the College announced the naming of its newly formed School of Business & Communication for Dean Scarborough ‘77, retired CEO of Avery Dennison Corporation. Scarborough holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hiram College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and is the current Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees.
“The schools provide an academic structure that will fuel and fortify the integrative thinking and doing around which the New Liberal Arts are focused. With this new structure, we expect to have a larger number of upper-division courses, cross-listed with courses in different majors. This will ensure that juniors and seniors from different majors are bringing together multiple perspectives, theories, and methodologies to examine the complex issues at play,” said Dr. Varlotta. “Dean Scarborough and Janice Bini’s gift has positioned Hiram as a collegiate innovator—one that will create and exemplify a distinctly structured model that prepares students for graduate school or just about any 21st-century career they wish to embrace or explore.”