Welcome from the Dean

Dean RolandWelcome to the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration (College) website. Thank you for considering the College as your next step. The College utilizes high-value 21st-century initiatives leading to skilled graduates who make a difference in both business and society. The College website is designed to assist you in choosing and planning your academic and professional career by providing you with information about the exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business.
          AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - the premier accrediting body for business programs – affirms the excellence of our academic programs and faculty via continuous improvement through rigorous accreditation standards. This accreditation ensures that the College aligns with a set of nine business standards that focus on strategic management and innovation; learner success; and thought leadership, engagement, and societal impact. Less than 5% of the world’s business programs achieve this accreditation.
          The College blends curricular and co-curricular experiences to enhance learning outcomes and job placement opportunities. College graduates will be prepared to work in a rapidly evolving, data-driven business environment. Opportunities for you to engage abound: you will find information about the College’s faculty and staff, departments and centers, degree requirements, student organizations, study abroad, scholarships, internships, career opportunities, and other important information on the website.
          Our alumni are proud graduates thriving in today’s business world. As an alumnus myself, I can speak to the first-class educational opportunities offered at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration. Regardless of your ultimate destination, the programs offered at the College can take you there. Students solve real-world business problems both regional and global in nature. Faculty contribute academic research; many co-author with undergraduate or graduate students. Business connections are made inside the classroom with alumni and our advisory board members, or take a study abroad trip to Singapore and personally meet the leaders of multinational Fortune 500 companies.
          The Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business offers a student-oriented learning environment built on the foundation of integrity and mutual trust.  Motivated students, engaged faculty, and caring advisors and departmental personnel collaborate to ensure your success. The College strives to advance equality and propagate this ethical and moral mandate. Consequently, curricula are developed to provide businesses well-prepared talent with the soft and professional skills needed to succeed in high-value jobs and improve diversity and inclusivity.
          Thank you for your interest. Join our team; advance your academic and professional career in business. Reach out: call us, email us, connect with us on social media, or meet us. We would be delighted to share with you the many exciting opportunities available at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration. 

Best Regards,


Dr. Karin Pafford Roland
Dean, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration

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Karin Pafford Roland, Ph.D.
Dean, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business
kroland@valdosta.edu