When I first arrived at the Carlson School more than 20 years ago, there were but a handful of faculty in the Strategic Management and Organization department studying international business. So I was filled with tremendous pride this afternoon as we celebrated how far we have come with global management education, research, and outreach and all that our school has done to help students, faculty, and the community become more global as we launched the Carlson Global Institute.
September 2011 Archives
The tradition of presidential inaugurations at American colleges and universities is nearly as old as the country itself. I am glad these ceremonies have survived through the centuries as it offers us a chance to look back on how far we have come and imagine where we want to go as a University as we rally behind a new leader.
In Minnesota, there aren't many better ways to spend a fall day than watching the Gophers play while reconnecting with Carlson School students, alumni, benefactors and friends. The game on Saturday had all of these elements and was emotional as well with the Gophers comeback effort and Coach Kill's struggle. We all wish him a speedy recovery.