Name of Engagement
Gilliam Center for Free Enterprise
A central value of the Gilliam Center for Free Enterprise is educating students on the liberties and principles outlined in the Founding documents (Constitution and the Bill of Rights) where the principles of the American Founders continue to undergird a free society. The mission of the Center is to foster, develop and assist current and future business leaders in creating and improving ethical, effective, and sustainable organizational cultures and decision-making climates through curriculum development, knowledge accumulation and dissemination activities, and provision of resources.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA, Regional Scope
The Gilliam Center was established in August 2007, thanks to a generous gift from Leslie ('82) and Richard Gilliam.
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Primary Focus of Program
Community and Economic development
Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution
Students develop an appreciation for free enterprise systems globally.
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning