COBA becomes National Advisory Board member for DECA

Posted January 29, 2010 cobaACU's College of Business Administration has recently become a National Advisory Board member for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), an organization with more than 185,000 high school students in 5,000 chapters across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico and Guam.

COBA is one of 10 higher education institutions that are on the National Advisory Board along with a number of vendors, foundations and companies such as Southwest Airlines and Marriott International, Inc.

According to its website, DECA exists to "further develop education in marketing and distribution and promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in a free, competitive enterprise system."

As a National Advisory Board member, COBA can assist with DECA's career development resources and become an aid to the more than 5,000 high school advisers who are influential in the lives of their business-minded students, said Matt Boisvert, instructor of marketing.

"This is a chance for COBA to build relationships and become a resource to high school advisers in identifying students with an interest in business and marketing," said Boisvert.  "We have the opportunity to help show students the real opportunities available to them in this field."