CSU’s stock trading room to open 2012
An actual trading room environment that functions as a classroom and laboratory will help educate business, accounting, finance and marketing students at Central State University starting in January 2012.
The new KeyBank Stock Trading Room will open in Smith Hall, part of the College of Business.
A $50,000 gift from KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation will help build the new feature on campus, to be used by students in 18 different classes. A check presentation was made April 29 during the Central State University Board of Trustees meeting.
“The creation of the KeyBank Stock Trading Room learning laboratory goes hand-in-hand with our mission to help communities thrive because it provides educational opportunities for students who might not otherwise have this type of learning experience,” said Edward B. Reilly, President of KeyBank’s Southwest Ohio District #1.
(L-R) President of Central State University John W. Garland, CSU Board of Trustees Chair Elizabeth Watkins, and President of KeyBank’s Southwest Ohio District #1 Edward B. Reilly.
The stock trading room, featuring state-of-the-art financial reporting systems, 20 workstations and a professor station, will equip students with the ability to operate within market fluctuations driven by corporate earnings reports as well as man-made and natural disasters that impact commodities. The total construction cost is projected to be $390,481.
“It’s been a five-year passion of ours to make the stock trading room a reality, and we’re very grateful to KeyBank for helping with this
important undertaking,” said Dr. Charles H. Showell, Dean of the College of Business, which serves 450 students. “Being able to react to the markets in real time will better prepare our students for the global marketplace.”
In addition to the room, KeyBank will partner with CSU’s business program to provide experiential learning opportunities in the areas of investments and leadership as well as fund a two-year summer internship opportunity for a student from the department.
Central State University Board of Trustees member retires
Dr. C. William Swank served two consecutive terms on the Central State University Board of Trustees. The first appointment was by former Governor George Voinovich (1996-2002), and the second was by former Governor Bob Taft (2002-2011).
Dr. Swank also served higher education in Ohio as a former member of the Ohio Board of Regents as well as the Otterbein College Board of Trustees. He is
recognized in Ohio and beyond for his visionary leadership of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, to which he devoted a 40-year career, and for his groundbreaking work in promoting and supporting cooperatives.
Central State University President John W. Garland said, “Dr. Swank embodies Central State’s core values of honesty, hard work, caring and excellence, and he has been a significant part of helping Central State University grow.”
Dr. C. William Swank retires from CSU Board of Trustees after 15 years.
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