Students, colleagues and friends:
With great enthusiasm, I am joining the Trulaske College of Business as Dean. I bring to my new position hope and optimism for what’s next in business education. These are interesting times in higher education as technologies and expectations are being redefined. Together, we will move ahead in a strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial way as we continue the college’s momentum of excellence in research, teaching and business/community engagement.
I am proud to join an institution that wears so many pride points – ranked No. 46 by Poets & Quants for undergraduate business excellence, a Top 20 School of Accountancy, with 92+ percent job placement and 100 percent internship participation. Our students come to Mizzou looking for a quality business education, and they leave this land grant institution with a strong sense of self, ready for what’s next.
With as many successes as we bring to the table today, we have a future of great growth and development ahead. Trulaske will be on the forefront of business education and innovation. We will do this in partnership: as engaged students, committed professionals and dedicated alumni. I will be looking to you for your support and guidance as we take our place among the leading business schools nationally and internationally.
Together, we can look forward to a shared success rooted in strong partnership.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2017!