Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog
For the last year, I’ve been traveling the world meeting with Michigan Ross alumni, partners, prospective students, and other community members for a series of Ross...
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I have always believed in embracing the turn of each calendar year as a chance to take stock and set a course for the next year that ensures I’m heading in the right direction. And the start of 2018 has been no different.
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UPDATED POST — It was just last week that I wrote this post about victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as historic floods in India, both of which have been impacting our Ross family of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Now, I am back to express our support of those who will be impacted by...
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The events last weekend in Charlottesville have hit our nation, and our communities hard. And just yesterday, a terrorist attack struck Barcelona. I’ve found myself thinking about these tragic events a lot this past week, as we all have. In the last four days, I’ve also had the privilege of...
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This past weekend, I was in San Francisco for the Centre Court MBA Festival , where I joined some of my fellow business school leaders for a...
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Just before our 2017 Commencement Ceremony this spring, I was approached by two graduating Michigan Ross students, Adam Levine and Grant Nordstrom. They asked me a question: “We’re climbing up to Mount Everest base camp, what advice do you have for us?” In recent weeks, there have been several...
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At the end of May, I had the honor of representing Michigan Ross at the annual Pan-Asian Alumni Reunion held this year in Shanghai. The Pan-Asian Reunion is one of the largest...
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As our Class of 2017 prepares to enter its next chapter in life, I find myself reflecting on what has been an amazing year! Not only am I extremely proud of our collective accomplishments, but I am consistently amazed by our people and their contributions to our community. Let me highlight a few...
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Just ask our community of Ross students and alumni who have been busy making headlines, winning competitions, and showing everyone how to create a better world through business. Here’s some of what they’ve been up to so far just this year: Two Ross BBA alumni were featured in Forbes 30 Under 30...
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Many members of the Michigan Ross community are understandably troubled by the recent executive order from the White House barring admission to the United States of Syrian refugees and imposing a 90-day ban on all immigrant and nonimmigrant entry from seven Muslim-majority nations. At this time of...
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This morning, I had the honor of joining the campus community at one of our nation’s largest celebrations of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the event, we heard Amy Goodman, an award-winning journalist and host of the global radio show and podcast Democracy Now! talk about the...
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Recently, I posted an op-ed to Forbes about the cost of attending college . And I wanted to share it here because it is my hope that it leads to a...
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This year, the University of Michigan will be celebrating its bicentennial year. The next several months will be full of many celebrations of the past, present, and future; and I was happy to kick it off this morning by welcoming our students back to campus with a birthday celebration and slices of...
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Covered with maize and blue Post-It notes and towering 10 feet high in the Winter Garden — it is hard not to notice the large gratitude wall our students erected in the common area of our main building this week. And it was impossible not to be inspired by it as I walked past several times in the...
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We have been witness to a contentious campaign and unprecedented election. Though the outcome is known, our nation and global community remain divided. Some of you are hurt or disappointed with the outcome. Some of you have questions about the future for which there are no immediate answers. And...
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When New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell visited recently , I got the opportunity to sit down with him before his address to campus to talk about...
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There are a lot of new faces around Michigan Ross this year. We admitted exceptional students with records and accomplishments that are both humbling and...
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In a new blog I just posted to LinkedIn today, I outline how, rather than demonize business, we as as a society should work together to better improve our...
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It’s my favorite time of year at Michigan Ross because campus is coming alive again, new faces are filling the halls, and new stories are about to be written. It will be a busy month here at Ross. This week, our MBA students are...
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UPDATE: This live event has ended, but you can watch a replay below . Since I was appointed dean earlier this summer, I’ve had wonderful conversations with many students and alumni across the world. Their passion for the school is inspiring; their ideas are insightful; and their questions have...
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As I returned from a couple of days in London visiting with our alumni this week, I found myself reflecting on the forces that conspire to divide communities. The horrific and senseless acts of violence that occurred in U.S. cities over the past several months and weeks have sparked many emotions...
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It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as Dean of Michigan Ross. During my nine years at Ross, I have come to cherish our school, the University of Michigan community, and our special role in the world. With any major transition, opportunities to build and progress present themselves, and as...
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The broad set of global experiences available at Ross contribute to the development of agile, resilient thinkers and is central to our commitment to provide a boundaryless business education.
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Michigan Ross’ long history of leadership in teaching and learning about entrepreneurship has anchored the school as a destination for students looking to start their own businesses, work in venture capital, or become “intrapreneurs” within a company. I’m incredibly proud of the unique action-based...

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