We are in such a unique position in the Twin Cities in terms of the diversity of industry and global strength of the companies that surround us as well as those from around the world who support the Carlson School because of the critical role it plays in developing talent and creating knowledge. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the last meeting of our Board of Overseers.
This amazing collection of CEOs, CFOs, other top executives, and small business founders/owners possess such incredible collective knowledge and insights. I wish you could have seen our last session. Watching this talented group work together in a room filled with large Post-In notes and listening to them build off each other's comments in charting our school's future was truly remarkable.
I don't think you could find to find a more a more talented and engaged advisory board anywhere. They are such a tremendous asset to me as dean and to our school.
To give you a sense of that, I recommend you read the latest issue of the Carlson School magazine. In it, we asked the members of our board to share their observations in three areas reshaped by the Great Recession of 2008: finance, international operations, and human capital.
Their insights are fascinating and I think you'll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy receiving their guidance to advance the Carlson School.