Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) is proud to welcome our new Business and Accounting Program Chair George Glaros, Jr.
George brings to MSB a rich background in academia. Before joining MSB last year, George served as an adjunct instructor at both the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., and at DeVry University, where he also engaged in community outreach and alumni affairs. George has taught courses in project management, accounting, sales, marketing, taxation, career development and general education.
George has over 30 years’ experience working in the telecomm industry, working for companies such as Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, PANAMSAT, Qwest, Sprint, Verizon, and 3COM Corporation. His most recent position was Branch General Manager for Black Box Network Services where he was responsible for a $44 million profit and loss operation.
And now George has decided to reinvent himself and dive full-time into education. In his spare time, George maintains a private consulting business where he assists private and nonprofit companies with their fundraising, marketing and other business needs.
George is a member of a variety of professional, fraternal and civic organizations, including the Minnesota High Tech Association, Sales and Marketing Executives International, the American Management Association, the Project Management Institute, the Direct Marketing Association, and the American Marketing Association.
He is a Certified Marketing Executive through the Sales and Marketing Executives International, and is a Certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. George has been a certified volunteer football and baseball coach for the last 12 years, and has twice been president of his community homeowners association. In addition, George was the 1991 Washington DC INROADS Business Mentor of the Year, and was the 2012 Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Business Mentor of the Year.
On teaching, George says, “I love it. I love education overall. I’ve never had a teaching job I didn’t love. [MSB has] such a diverse group of kids: eager to learn, looking to change their lives—change their stars! [The students] understand they have the opportunity to reinvent themselves. They are looking to be challenged, to be pushed.” He adds that he prides himself on his approachability, and he enjoys interacting with the students: “I’m always happy to talk to them,” he says.
George would encourage any student to explore MSB’s accounting program. He says that accounting is a growing field, and we are currently experiencing a vast shortage of CPAs both in Minnesota and nationally. “There are huge opportunities in forensic, tax, and payroll accounting. There are great opportunities in business for entrepreneurial students,” says George. “I love the idea that students want to create their own fortune,” he says, and a business or accounting degree can help set them on that path.
Speaking of fortune: MSB is fortunate indeed to have George at the helm of our business and accounting programs.