Dean's Blog

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Wed, 06/20/2012

It's hard for me to believe that a little more than 100 days ago I became dean of the Carlson School of Management. So much has taken place in that period of time and I wanted to provide you…

A Message to the Class of 2012

Tue, 05/15/2012

In celebration, we gathered yesterday to award you with a degree that recognizes your tireless efforts, acknowledges your scholarly achievements, and symbolizes the life-changing effect that…

Insights from Inside the Boardroom

Fri, 05/04/2012

Recently we hosted our annual Women's Leadership Conference, which was highlighted by a delightful "Inside the Boardroom" conversation with Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith.

Carlson for the Community

Sun, 04/15/2012

Our students are amazing!

They have the skills and abilities to accomplish anything that they set their minds to. And more importantly, they have learned the importance of…

Ideas for Improving the Carlson School Are All Around Us

Tue, 04/10/2012

Travel is a significant part of a dean's duties and I very much enjoy the chance to bring the Carlson School to the world as I meet with our alumni. Their passion for the school is so…

Your Ideas Will Make the Carlson School Even Better

Fri, 03/09/2012

What an amazing day! When Aks and I arrived at the Carlson School 21 years ago, I never imagined that I would one day be named its dean. Words can not express how appreciative I am for your…

The Business of Transforming Lives

Wed, 02/29/2012

Last week I had the good fortune of speaking at two events that epitomize the transformational nature of the Carlson MBA experience.

Social Media Will Become a Defining Issue for Business in 2012

Fri, 01/20/2012

Last week I was invited to participate in a wide-ranging discussion of economic and business issues on

Visualizing the Carlson School's Global Reach

Tue, 01/03/2012

Happy New Year! The next time you visit our school, you may notice something different in the atrium.