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Ross Alumni News

June 24, 2024

Rachel Sze, MBA ’23: From Music to Management

Rachel Sze, MBA ’23, started her career in music, working for years as a high school band director. Sze planned on continuing that path forever — until everything changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 17, 2024

Parrell Gift Will Help Expand Real Estate Student Programming at U-M

The Ross School of Business will be able to provide University of Michigan students with even more exceptional, hands-on real estate educational programming thanks to a $1 million gift to the Weiser Center for Real Estate at Michigan Ross from alumnus Mark J. Parrell, BBA ‘88, President and CEO of Equity Residential, and his wife Allison. The couple hails from the Chicago, Illinois area. 
June 4, 2024

20 Questions with Chrissie/Rich Wachter, BBA ’84

Chrissie/Rich Wachter, BBA ’84, has established herself as a seasoned human resources professional with years of experience building and leading successful and inclusive teams across companies.
May 28, 2024

From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Ross Alum David Deno Inspires MBA Students to Lead with Impact

David Deno, MBA ’82, outgoing CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, recently visited the Ross School of Business to participate in the Sanger Leadership Center’s Leadership Dialogue Series and visit a class, Business Leadership in Changing Times (MO 611).
May 24, 2024

Amy Solek, BBA ’92: Shaping the Next Generation of Accountants

Amy Solek, BBA ‘92, has a passion for the accounting profession. 
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Ross News

July 12, 2024

Michigan Ross Faculty Host Equity Thought Leaders From Across the Country

The Ross School of Business recently hosted the Equitable Opportunity Conference. Over 90 academics, PhD students, and practitioners attended the conference, which showcased the latest academic research and insights on equity issues.
July 10, 2024

How Can Leadership Reduce Burnout? Key Insights on Two New Studies of Essential Medical Workers

In her research, Amy Young, professor of teaching in business communications, explores the link between employee burnout and leadership. In two new papers, Young and her colleagues explore how improvements in leadership communication can remedy some of the challenges currently facing the healthcare industry, such as staffing shortages, burnout, and turnover. 
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Dividend

May 21, 2024

Lionel Mufor, MBA '23, and Lisa Caldwell, MBA '90: From Missed Call to Mentorship

As he walked out of a midterm exam during his first year at the Ross School of Business, Lionel Mufor, MBA ’23, noticed that he had missed a phone call from Lisa Caldwell, MBA ’90, a senior leader at Ernst and Young. He didn’t know it then, but that missed call would change both of their lives.
April 19, 2024

Celebrate World Book Day With These Books Written by Michigan Ross Authors

If you’re looking for a great book to read this spring, you’re in luck. April 23 is the perfect time to expand your library as we celebrate World Book Day at the Ross School of Business.
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