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Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)

SAM promotes interaction with professionals in all disciplines and increases awareness and knowledge of career opportunities. It encourages cross-functional participation in activities that will benefit students' choice of career and future success. All business students are eligible to join. Regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings include speakers, plant tours, fund-raisers, case competition, and if funds exist, trips to the National SAM conference.

For more information, contact Dr. Qian Xiao: 859-622-7349 or email

SAM News & Events

  • SAM is welcoming its new leadership team and kicks off Fall 2021 in a positive manner!  SAM had its first leadership meeting on Tuesday, September 14, and is preparing for the guest speaker session scheduled for Thursday, October 7.  Big applause to our fabulous leadership board.  Go team!!!

SAM Leadership Team

President:  Aaron Sexton

Director of Public Relations & Marketing Denney Lin

Co-Director of Event Planning & Community Service:  Sharon Johnson and Irankunda Merimais

Co-Director of Fundraising:  Taylor Lewis and Aaron Couch

Director of Accounting:  Hunter Nicholas

  • SAM is calling for the 2021 new membership!  SAM initiated a virtual membership drive that SAM members deliver the promotional messages to the prospective members.  What can you get from SAM?  Click on the link here, watch the videos and listen to what they say.
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