Dean's Blog

A Strategic and Meaningful Partnership

Fri, 09/12/2014

Partnerships with the business community are key to the ongoing success of the Carlson School, the University, and our state’s economy. That is why it was so wonderful to see our strong…

A Fun Kickoff to the Year

Fri, 09/05/2014

At commencement, our students process out into the world as graduates between our faculty. So it seems only fitting that we should kick off their journey with faculty processing between the…

Business Matters

Wed, 06/04/2014

Since becoming dean I've often spoken about how I believe business is and should be a force for the good. It is one of the greatest creators of economic opportunity, of development, of enabling…

Heed Marilyn Carlson Nelson's Advice: Think Big!

Wed, 03/19/2014

I've been reflecting on a conversation I had with Marilyn Carlson Nelson at the Minnesota Cup Women's Entrepreneur Event earlier this month. Marilyn shared such wonderful insights and advice with…

Ambition and a Carlson School Degree Are a Powerful Combination

Fri, 02/21/2014

Recently, The Financial Times wrote a wonderful story that chronicled John Stumpf's amazing…

Invest in yourself. Invest in our community. Invest in each other.

Fri, 08/30/2013

This might be my favorite time of the year! The energy and excitement filling our buildings is truly contagious. And there's good reason to be enthused. As students, you are about to begin the…

Getting Beyond Globalization

Mon, 07/15/2013

Success in business today requires an "us" and "them" mindset, rather than the "us" versus "them" approach that defined the past. One of the ways we have fostered this mentality at the…

Connecting With Alumni Across the Globe

Fri, 06/28/2013

I had the wonderful opportunity to join President Kaler in China, the first stop of his international travels. We met with…