Dear Haas Alumni and Friends,
My first few months as dean at the Haas School have been especially delightful because I have been able to get to know so many of you. I have learned so much about this extraordinary school through our talented students, our exceptional staff, our world-class faculty, and our tremendously accomplished alumni and loyal friends. If you and I have not had the opportunity to meet so far, perhaps we will be able to do so during one of the many alumni and other school events in which I will be participating over the coming months. Events are planned at the school, elsewhere in California, in various cities across the country, and in Europe. (Please check the Haas School’s online web calendar for upcoming events at www.haas.berkeley.edu)
In all my encounters with the Haas community, I have felt the tremendous sense of pride in our school. Morale is high, and everyone is genuinely enthusiastic in wanting to make Haas even better. This is an auspicious base from which to launch Haas into the very top ranks of business schools. This is our goal; not so much to achieve rankings for their own sake, as to bring world and national attention to the substance of what we do at Haas.
In future issues of CalBusiness, I will use this column to report on my plans for Haas, as well as to celebrate the successes of the school and its people. I plan on regularly
asking the Haas community – including alumni and friends – for help and advice. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with your ideas and suggestions for Haas.
Thanks to all of you for welcoming me so warmly into the Haas School family. It is a joy for me to be part of it.
With kind regards,
Bank America Dean
Previous Story / Table of Contents / Next Story