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The MBA Association


The MBA Association (MBAA) strives to enhance the Butler MBA experience for current and future students. Through the organization of programs, networking events, and community service, the MBAA promotes social and professional relationships between students, faculty, alumni, and businesses. The MBAA welcomes membership for any student currently enrolled in The Butler MBA program and does not collect membership dues.


Each year, the MBAA coordinates events developed to enrich the MBA experience for past, present, and future students.  Signature events include MBA Meet-Up, Professional Development Week, and community service opportunities.

  • MBA Meet-Up: a monthly happy hour when students can socialize with classmates, connect to alumni, and network with local employers.
  • Professional Development Seriesa series filled with leadership seminars, skill workshops, featured speakers, discussion panels, and other professional development events.
  • Community Service: organized events where students can volunteer at local community service organizations such as Gleaners Food Bank.

MBAA events are open to all students currently enrolled in the MBA program, as well as Butler faculty and staff, MBA alumni, local businesses, and friends of the program. Information about upcoming events can be found on the MBAA’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

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LinkedIn: Butler University MBA Association

Facebook: Butler MBA Association


Meet the Leadership Team

David Watkins, President

Lisa Glavan, Vice President of Programming

Katherine Alexander, Vice President of Finance

Karen Hurt, Vice President of Communications

Erika Velasco, Vice President of Alumni Relations

Ben Hasser, At-Large Member

Ian Holloway, At-Large Member

John Miley IV, At-Large Member

Rachel Welker, At-Large Member

Michael Weidman, Alumni Member

Tony Espinal, Alumni Member

Marietta Stalcup, Faculty/Staff Advisor

Ashley O'Riley, Staff Advisor

Elections for the leadership team are held every spring semester in the week immediately following Spring Break. All students who are currently enrolled in the MBA program are eligible for nomination. To be nominated President, a minimum of one year of service on the Board is required.