Bob and Mar Jo Strauss

About Us

Established in December 2013, the Sales Center offers students leading-edge instruction uniquely preparing them for successful careers in sales.

In 2017, through the generosity of Winona State University Foundation Board of Trustees member Bob Strauss and his wife Mary Jo, the Center became the Strauss Center for Sales Excellence.

The core curriculum offers three courses, including Professional Selling, Sales Management, and Advanced Professional Selling.

To build on the program’s success the Center for Sales Excellence opened a new training facility in Fall of 2015.

This facility includes role-play rooms designed and equipped specifically for teaching fundamental communication skills necessary throughout the business.

Sales students also can experience hands-on involvement in the sales process through internships and national sales competitions.

If you are interested in supporting a student pursuing a career in professional sales, please give now.