Dr. Tomasz Wielicki has been named director of the new Digital Economy Center scheduled to open in February at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno.

The center will educate the business community on the opportunities that information technology creates for small- and medium-sized companies.

Dr. Karen Dill Bowerman, associate dean of the Craig School, said the e-business center will help students and Valley business owners compete in the New Economy.

“The Digital Economy Center will offer the latest in technology training and workshops for the community,” said Bowerman.

Wielicki, professor in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and working with business applications of information technology, including as a consultant for several corporations in the United States and Europe, assisting in enterprise resource planning and e-business systems implementations.

“The main mission of digital economy center is to assist the Valley in closing a digital divide. The DEC will welcome all local businesses that need a safe passage to the technology driven 21st century. The DEC also creates a unique opportunity for Fresno State students to experience cutting edge technology solutions. We also plan on involving our students directly in training and consulting activities that the center will provide for the local business community,” said Wielicki.

Corporate sponsors IBM and CISCO Systems have donated equipment to the center.

About The Craig School of Business

The Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno prepares students for careers in the regional, national and global business environments. The Craig School was the third public institution in California to be nationally accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business – International (AACSB – International). The school was the first in the 23-campus California State University system to receive an endowed chair, establish its own named scholarship program and its own honors program. The Craig School of Business was the first CSU business program to receive a naming endowment, in honor of Sid Craig.

(Research and writing assistance by University Relations intern Stephanie Rodriguez.)