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Creating Futures

Encana and Business School Power Solutions for Colorado

Encana Oil & Gas (U.S.A.), Inc.


Colorado is a land rich in energy resources—for exploration, innovation, research and development. Encana  Oil & Gas combines a stewardship of resources with a vision for alternatives energies that go far beyond oil and gas.

But who will truly understand and be able to manage the variety of energy sources that will part of our future? Sueann Ambron, EdD, Dean of the Business School, said, “Encana was very concerned about how to educate the next generation of leaders in the energy industry.” The company chose CU Denver to partner in the creation of a new degree program that fills this need, the Global Energy Management (GEM) program.

Don McClure, MBA, VP, Government & Stakeholder Relations & Legal at Encana, thinks this is an excellent collaboration.  “When I talked to the Business School, they were very focused on helping and listening.”

Students, many of whom are working professionals, learn through this hybrid program that allows them to access lectures and information via a combination of online and in-classroom studies. They can even download curriculum through their i-Phones.

Encana decided to give the GEM program a permanent place to live in the new Business School building that is in development. To further promote this vision for the future, Encana has also developed and sponsored an annual energy forum for sustainable energy at CU Denver.

Learn more about the GEM program

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