Eastern Michigan University’s assistant vice president of academic budgeting and operations and associate professor of finance, Dr. Karen Craig, has been appointed as the chair of the student chapters committee for the Financial Management Association (FMA) International organization. She will assume a three-year term and oversee, direct, and supervise FMA's student programs and the National Honor Society.
This organization was established in 1970 and develops and disseminates knowledge about financial decision-making. According to the FMA, it broadens common interests between academics and professionals, gives opportunities for professional networking, promotes the development and basic understanding of financial practices, and enhances education in finance.
"I am thrilled to be selected as the FMA’s student chapter committee chair,” said Dr. Craig. “My years of serving as the FMA EMU chapter advisor have allowed me to work closely with our incredible finance students, extending their professional development and financial learning beyond the classroom."
Craig’s expertise in student development and teaching financial success is an example of what her talents have led to. During her three-year term, she will provide resources to student members to help with professional and personal development while supporting them with networking opportunities. Previously, Dr. Craig worked for over 15 years in the nuclear industry before entering academics where she gained her extensive corporate experience to strengthen her teaching in the classroom.
"To see our EMU students develop and succeed as working professionals is personally rewarding," Craig said. "To take on a greater role with FMA as the student chapter committee chair means I can continue to give back to the over 3,000 FMA student members through FMA's global chapters."
For financial leaders at EMU, FMA is hosting the 2024 Finance Leaders' Conference at Baruch College in New York, NY, the only international conference for undergraduate and MBA students to address their needs and concerns about finance careers. Scholarship information is available here.