CWU Trustees Meeting Agenda | May 2024

Central Washington University Board of Trustees May 17, 2024 ACTION – Food and Agribusiness Innovation Management BS

The proposed Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness at Central Washington University (CWU) aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the application of economic, management, and marketing principles within the context of food and agricultural systems. The program seeks to prepare graduates who can contribute to the development of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive agri- food systems. Leveraging insights from the agribusiness community and strong partnerships with industry representatives and legislators, the curriculum is designed to be relevant and current, preparing students to address pressing socioeconomic issues in the food and agriculture industries. Moreover, the program addresses specific needs that are not met by other programs, such as being the first agribusiness-related degree offered by an AACSB-accredited business school in the state of Washington. The accreditation, coupled with a curriculum designed in collaboration with academics and practitioners, positions students for success in the job market.

We recommend the following motion:

The Board of Trustees of Central Washington University endorses the recommendation of the Faculty Senate (Motion No. 23-38) and hereby approves the Food and Agribusiness Innovation Management Bachelor of Science (BS) degree type this day May 17, 2024. Submitted: Approved for Submittal to the Board

Patrick Pease

Jim Wohlpart

Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


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