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Campbellsville University opens Center for Business and Financial Literacy

Dr. Dava Dorjsuren

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s School of Business, Economics, and Technology has opened a Center for Business and Financial Literacy on the main campus under the leadership of Dr. Dava Dorjsuren, assistant professor of financial planning and international business.

The mission of the Center for Business and Financial Literacy is to create and promote student business/financial literacy and to serve the small business communities in each extended Campbellsville University regional center market area.

“I am a product of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology, and the leaders who welcomed and guided me from my freshman year in 2005 to 2009,” Dorjsuren said.

Dr. Pat Cowherd, dean of the School, became Dorjsuren’s mentor, as she earned first her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Economics in 2009 and then her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2011 at Campbellsville University. Cowherd is now her supervisor.

The Financial Literacy Center is a long-time dream of Dorjsuren’s who led the development of a new minor in financial planning at Campbellsville University after the completion of her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University.

She said the center will offer tools to build business and money management skills along with development in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. There will be meeting areas for career and entrepreneurial students and community members.

It will include a “dress for career choice” service – offering current students a “clothes mentor” to advise and provide them with professional attire when interviewing and entering the professional workforce. This will be offered in conjunction with the university’s Office of Career Services.

An in-house gift shop, offering locally and internationally sourced goods, will provide ongoing income and give students real-world experience.

The late Dr. Ralph Tesseneer, Campbellsville University professor and Board of Trustee member; his daughter, Susan Tesseneer Walters, and her husband, Campbellsville University Board of Trustees member Joe Walters, were among the key donors for the establishment of the financial planning program at CU.

The Center for Business and Financial Literacy is located at 522 North Hoskins Street on the campus of Campbellsville University. The office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern time. The phone number is (270) 789-5356.

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