Beth Ursin, Lifetime Member Award

Congratulations to Beth Ursin on receiving a Lifetime Membership Award!


During our 2020 Virtual Conference, Beth Ursin was presented with an MBA CSEA Honorary Lifetime Membership. This purpose of this award is to recognize members who made a significant contribution to the MBA CSEA and are retiring from the profession and workforce.

Beth has been a tremendous contributor to MBA CSEA for over 15 years. She has worked on almost every facet of the global conference, including New Member Orientation, multiple years of involvement with sponsors and exhibitors, and conference chair.  She led the Membership Committee through the development of our flexible e-membership option, and was the first chair of the PT MBA Standards Committee, leading the rollout of the Standards.

Beth served multiple years on the Board of Directors, as Vice President and most recently President. During her term, she helped the board remain focused on our strategic plan, keeping us focused on our primary goals. She also led the organization through unprecedented times of uncertainty with the global pandemic. Her thoughtful leadership and calm demeanor assisted with making difficult decisions, while remaining focused on our membership.

Here is what a few members had to say about Beth:
It's been wonderful working with you on MBA CSEA things over the past many years.  From being on committees together to conference leadership teams to the MBA CSEA board, I've loved getting to know you and sharing ideas.  I wish you a wonderful retirement and can't wait to hear what your next chapter will bring.
- Rebecca Cook, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Congratulations, Beth! You've been such a champion for MBA CSEA and an inspiration to fellow members and colleagues for so many years.I have long admired your example as a career professional and leader in our profession. Thank you for showing so many of us through your work and impact what we can achieve! Enjoy living your best life in this next chapter.
- Margaret Roberts, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific

Dedicated and committed talent in our profession always leave their mark.  But finding someone who pours their heart and soul into what they do, and with a truly caring approach, is pretty rare.  You hit all of those notes and your contributions will be missed, although I am sure many will continue to benefit from your mentorship. Good luck in your life adventures!
- Julia Zupko, Tsinghua University
Congratulations again, Beth! And best of luck in your retirement.