Walsh College President Stephanie Bergeron Joins Council on Competitiveness: Walsh College President Stephanie Bergeron has accepted an invitation to join the Council on Competitiveness, a non-profit, non-partisan policy think tank consisting exclusively of college and university presidents, corporate CEOs and national labor leaders — focused on building a more competitive national economy. Founded in 1986, the Council on Competitiveness endeavors to set an agenda to drive U.S. productivity and leadership in world markets and to raise the standard of living for all Americans. The Council’s flagship initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative, seeks to create comprehensive solutions that will result in more American jobs, economic growth, and national security. Now entering its third year, the council’s Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative works to foster productive private-public research partnerships and to commercialize technology more effectively. The initiative is designed to create new jobs and firms, drive economic growth and solve some of America’s greatest challenges in health, energy and security. Walsh College is a private, not-for-profit, upper-division all-business college where 4,500 students study for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates. The College offers courses at two campuses, three southeast Michigan university centers, and online. Faculty members integrate application and theory to prepare students for successful corporate and entrepreneurial careers, and employers value and seek out Walsh graduates for their practical business education. Walsh cultivates student and alumni entrepreneurs through the Blackstone LaunchPad and furthers education among the business community through The Walsh Institute. Celebrating 90 years of business education, Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).