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The students in the Ph.D. program represent numerous industries and hold leadership positions in some of the nation's foremost organizations.

The students in the Ph.D. program consult with the faculty and practicing scholars to write and publish work throughout the program.

The students in the Ph.D. program are learning to apply the latest thinking in human capital management in their organizations.

Bret Richards

Chief Operations Officer
Richards Enterprises

Bret Richards is the second generation to run his family's business, which has been in operation for over 30 years. The business includes wholesaling, transporting, and retailing petroleum at the company's convenience stores and providing fast food and other products to the general public.

Mr. Richards is a civic-minded leader, having served as council member and mayor of the city of Irwin, IA. Nationally, he serves on the board of directors for the Petroleum Marketers Association of America where he provides leadership as the chair of the Alternative Fuels Task Force.

Mr. Richards has earned a Master of Arts in Leadership from Bellevue University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa. His professional career began in the Army as a Combat Engineer Officer.