portrait of Travis Smith

A Time for Reflection and Renewal

Monday, April 8, 2019


Assistant Dean 

Institutional Advancement 


When I meet with alumni around the globe, I use the phrase “your school” as I update them on all the great things happening here at the Carlson School. That’s intentional. 

For the past 100 years, business education at the University of Minnesota has prospered not only because of the care we take to nurture, grow, and evolve with the demands of a free market economy, but also because of our belief that business should be a force for good. 

In 2019, we are proud to celebrate our centennial and to acknowledge all who have helped build this incredible ecosystem. We also recognize that with this milestone comes new challenges associated with a global economy and lightning-fast change. 

The one constant, frankly, is you. Join us this year in celebrating what you have helped build. Think about the future and your role in shaping it. Your school will go as far as you take us. Where do you want that to be? 

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Spring 2019 alumni magazine cover

This article appeared in the Spring 2019 alumni magazine

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Spring 2019 table of contents