News & Updates

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Ross Alumni News

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. 
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.
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Ross News

June 20, 2024

Episode 710 – WMBA Transformational Journey

On this episode of the Working for the Weekend podcast, Vignesh Bala, WMBA ’23, and Vinita Choradia, WMBA ’24, discuss how the program supports students in transforming their business knowledge and skills. The panel explores the Sanger Leadership Center, the WMBA student board, key skills they gained through action-based learning, career trajectories, and more. 
June 18, 2024

Celebrating Pride Month With Out For Business Leadership

Out For Business, the official lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender student association at the Ross School of Business, is celebrating Pride Month.
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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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