Executives in Residence

Northern Arizona University’s W. A. Franke College of Business is committed to our students by providing the very best educational experience. The Executive in Residence (EIR) Program brings exceptional industry leaders to classrooms sharing their experience, passion, and current industry knowledge to enhance student engagement. 

Many executives are retiring from their primary careers but are not ready to fully retire. A number of these individuals are interested in sharing their vast knowledge and experience with younger generations through their involvement in education. These leaders serve as extraordinary resources that can significantly enhance students’ educational experiences. 

The Executive’s job expectations includes, but are not limited to:

  • teach in The W. A. Franke College of Business
  • enhance students’ business and life-skills: leadership, communication, operations, technological, analytical, problem solving, ethical, and global
  • counsel students on valuable industry soft-skills and career paths
  • connect their network to FCB to broaden industry exposure for our students.

John Cauvin

Tom Cheng

Scott Coor

Rebecca Hickman

Frank Spitznogle

T. Paul Thomas