Dean's Blog

The Importance and Value of Relationships

Tue, 05/28/2013

Commencement was fantastic and I was so proud of the more than 1,300 students who received their degrees this past Monday.

As I was enjoying the celebration, one theme from our…

Lessons from the Past Year

Mon, 04/01/2013

I can't believe it has been more than a year since I was named dean of the Carlson School. And what a year it has been!

Connecting with students on campus, listening to faculty and staff,…

Five Ideas Changing Business and Business Education

Tue, 02/05/2013

Earlier today, I had the honor of addressing alumni and friends of the Carlson School at the 1st Tuesday Speaker Series at McNamara Alumni Center. Below are my prepared remarks.

An Update at Year's End and a Look to 2013

Fri, 12/28/2012

As this busy and exciting year draws to a close, I wanted to provide a quick update on some recent items of note and preview some things to look forward to in 2013.

Sporting a Spartan Tattoo

Tue, 12/11/2012

Dean Stefanie Lenway of the Broad College of Business and I were together at TCF Bank Stadium on November 24 (more details in

5 Big Ten B-School Deans Have Minnesota Connection

Tue, 11/27/2012

Our school is not just great at developing leaders for the corporate world, we also do a great job developing leaders for higher education.

Endings Are Also New Beginnings

Thu, 11/01/2012

This past weekend, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of traveling to Warsaw and attending a variety of graduation ceremonies for the Warsaw Executive MBA Program.


Be. Belong. Become.

Thu, 09/13/2012

Our three MBA programs truly are exceptional. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our Full-Time Program as No. 1 in job placement last year and the Part-Time Program is 9th in the country…

A Beautiful Reminder of Our Purpose

Thu, 08/23/2012

We don't make widgets at the Carlson School. We're in the business of transforming lives through business education. I try not to lose sight of our mission when dealing with the day-to-day…

Developing the Next Generation of Principled Business Leaders

Mon, 08/06/2012

Ethics and corporate responsibility are woven throughout our undergraduate curriculum. However, in today's business environment we must constantly ask ourselves, can we be doing even more to…