Staff to address graduates during Aug. 12
UNT's summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 12, some 1,300 students are
expected to receive degrees.
J. Staff, professor of finance, insurance, real estate and law, will be
the featured speaker. Her topic will be "Success is a Means, Not an End."
deliver her address during the 12:30 p.m. general convocation in the UNT
Coliseum. The ceremony will include the hooding of about 55 doctoral degree
general convocation, ceremonies will be held in the Coliseum for UNT's
individual schools and colleges.
for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, and School
of Merchandising and Hospitality Management will begin at 2:30 p.m. Commencement
for the College of Business Administration, School of Community Service,
School of Library and Information Sciences, College of Music, and School
of Visual Arts begins at 4:30 p.m.
and President Alfred F. Hurley and his wife, Joanna, will be the hosts
of a reception for graduates and their guests from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in
the One O'Clock Lounge in the University Union.
About Marcia J. Staff
J. Staff, professor of finance, insurance, real estate and law,
has been on the UNT faculty since 1979.
12 years of serving in assistant dean and associate dean roles in
the College of Business Administration, Staff returned to full-time
teaching in fall 1999. During her years in the dean's office,
she served as director of accreditation, and in November 1998 she
directed the UNT business school's successful reaffirmation
of accreditation by AACSBthe International Association for
Staff is conducting research on the scholarship of teaching, international
arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the
legal and ethical aspects of personnel references. Her other areas
of expertise include commercial, banking and employment law, and
the ethical dimensions of decision making. She has written numerous
articles, conducted seminars and presented lectures on business
law, banking law and insurance contracts.
addition to her teaching responsibilities at UNT, she is editor-in-chief
of the Southern Law Journal.
practicing attorney, Staff is a member of the State Bar of Texas,
the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Southern Academy
of Legal Studies in Business.
will receive the UNT President's Council Service Award at the fall
2000 faculty convocation Aug. 21.
the 1994-95 academic year, Staff spent four weeks in Portugal on
an administrator's exchange grant from the Fulbright Scholar
Program. In the course of her career, Staff has been honored by
the University of North Texas League for Professional Women, the
Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Association
of University Women. She also is a former Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board Fellow and was named an Outstanding Young Woman
community service activities include leadership roles with American
Bank of Dallas, the Denton Humane Society, the Denton Independent
School District Strategic Planning Committee, the League of Women
Voters of Denton County, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and
Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity. She is currently
chair of the State Employee Charitable Campaign for the Denton Area.
earned her juris doctor degree (magna cum laude) from the
University of Houston Law School in 1975. She earned her bachelor
of journalism degree, also conferred with high honors, from the
University of Texas at Austin in 1973.
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