This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Despite the cultural, legal, political and economic differences across the globe, there are some principles we can agree upon. Thousands of businesses have signed on to the UN Global Compact. If businesses agree, then business schools should get on board too.
Trustee Andrew Duff aspired to work for Piper Jaffray & Hopwood as a teenager and that dream never went away. He was hired by Piper after graduating from Tufts. After 34 years, he's still there and has served as its chairman and CEO for more than a decade.
Talented MBA candidates from more than 30 of the nation's leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2014 NBMBAA Case Competition where a team of students from St. Thomas took second prize.
An accomplished entrepreneur, academic, investor and CEO with a track record of success at top entrepreneurship universities will become the first associate dean of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas.