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Ross Alumni News

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. 
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.
May 16, 2024

Ross Board Member Establishes New MBA Scholarship for U.S. Veterans

Qualified students with a U.S. Military background will soon find a Michigan Ross MBA education more financially accessible, thanks to a new scholarship established by Ross School Advisory Board Member Jennifer Barker, MBA ‘01. The first recipient will be selected for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 
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Ross News

June 10, 2024

A History of the Tauber Institute at Michigan Ross

The concept for a multidisciplinary business and engineering enterprise at the University of Michigan was born in November 1991 as a result of a joint meeting between the College of Engineering and Business School advisory boards. Through the course of many more meetings, the goals, core curriculum, and organizational structure of a new program called Michigan Joint Manufacturing Initiative was launched in 1993.
June 10, 2024

Making a strategic decision? Let visuals help you

Management consultants and professors seem to be obsessed with visuals. When it comes to strategy, they either pull out their impeccable slides, replete with graphics, or they pick up a marker to sketch out their own frameworks on a whiteboard. This phenomenon has piqued the interest of Felipe Csaszar, professor of strategy. 
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Dividend

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.
April 16, 2024

Eric Wiideman, MBA ’18: Building a More Sustainable World With AgTech

After years of spearheading international consulting projects in industries from automotive to finance, Eric Wiideman, MBA ’18, is returning to his roots in the agriculture industry, and he’s on a mission to save it.
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