2021 marks the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honor the members of our global learning community from a memorable 100-year history. Faculty, alumni, students, corporate partners, and friends have all played an integral role in shaping our innovative business education and preparing students to become visionary leaders for generations. Join us in honoring the invaluable contributions of those responsible for our past successes, current innovations, and enthusiastic future plans dedicated to the exchange of ideas that ensures we continue to use commerce for the common good.

Early on, business classes were scattered across Grounds, but in 1923, space at Old Cabell Hall was requested due to the need for permanent facilities for "computing and tabulating machines," like the ones pictured below from the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue. To say our "computing and tabulating machines" have evolved may be the understatement of the century! Space at Old Cabell was also used for periodicals and a reading room; however, faculty offices remained scattered in several locations, making the development of School spirit and identity more difficult.
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A Growing Footprint on Grounds
A Growing Footprint on Grounds
Since 1921, the McIntire School of Commerce has educated and inspired generations of students to become visionary leaders who shape global business with integrity, purpose, and a fundamental understanding of how commerce can contribute to the common good. As McIntire prepares to embark on its next century, the Commerce School has undertaken visionary plans for a new academic complex designed to foster student success and strengthen community connections.
Centennial Merchandise
Centennial Merchandise
Show your commitment to Comm: Thanks to the McIntire Young Alumni Council (MYAC), special Centennial items and McIntire merchandise are now available at the bookstore! Your purchases directly support the School, as a portion of all profits from bookstore sales will help fund the important efforts of MYAC and Commerce Council.
Inspiring the Next Century
Inspiring the Next Century
We achieve business education excellence through the constant evolution of programs, a renowned innovative spirit, and an inclusive and global mindset. When we invest in our people, programs, and facilities, we invest in our future. Make a donation to Inspire the Next Century today.
Centennial Speaker Series

The McIntire School proudly presents the Centennial Speaker Series, thought-provoking keynotes and conversations featuring visionaries in business—and beyond. Representing a wide range of industries across private and public sectors, the series offers relevant and insightful perspectives at the intersection of leadership and business. Speakers reflect the rich diversity of the McIntire learning community and the rapidly changing global business landscape.

Past Speakers

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September 27th 2022

Scott Ehrlich ’89, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Los Angeles law firm Sklar Kirsh, teaches Business Planning: Financing The Start-Up Business & Venture Capital Financing at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles as an Adjunct Professor of Law.

September 20th 2022

Todd MacLeod ’90 has had a busy 2022. A Partner at Bachara Construction Law Group in Jacksonville, FL, Todd was included in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of construction law and construction litigation. This marks the first time that MacLeod, who worked for many years in the construction industry before beginning a second career in construction law, received the peer-conferred honor, which is awarded to only about 5.3% of lawyers in private practice nationwide. He was also recognized for the sixth time as a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” In August, Todd married his longtime sweetheart, Cindy Craig Johnson, at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, with the couple’s blended family of four children in attendance.

MacLeod obtained his MBA in Decision Information Science from the University of Florida and his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, American Bar Association, Northeast Florida Builders Association, and the Attorneys Council of the American Subcontractors Association.

September 16th 2022

Megan Van Syckle Winter ’09 and Christopher Winter (A&S ’07) and welcomed a son, Brooks Christopher, born Aug. 18, 2022. The family, including proud sister Caroline, lives in Charlottesville.