Letter from the Dean

Ortalo-Magné’s strategy for the School 
                                 focuses on innovation and growth to enhance the experience of every student at the WSB.
Ortalo-Magné’s strategy for the School focuses on innovation and growth to enhance the experience of every student at the WSB.

We are on a journey to redefine business education. Much of our work over the past four years has been focused on innovation and growth. We have been actively testing new approaches to inspiring learning, and I am delighted with our first results and momentum. As you read this issue, you will learn how we are expanding the reach of the School across campus to provide business fundamentals to every interested student and to support the many aspiring entrepreneurs among them.

Over the past three years, we have expanded our faculty from 71 to 84 members, including three new senior hires in 2015. In addition to deepening our research expertise, faculty growth infuses the human resources critical to scaling our innovations. We are now in a position to enhance the experience of every one of our students. We will launch every one of our graduates toward success, thereby enhancing the value of your Wisconsin School of Business degree.

We owe so much of our progress to your tremendous support. Many of you give generously of your time, expertise, and financial support to bolster our efforts. From recruiting and mentoring to offering scholarships and placement opportunities, you will see the impact of alumni and friends throughout this issue.

This fall starts a new era for UW–Madison with the launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will help advance and secure our position as a model public university in the 21st century. Throughout the campaign, please consider how you might contribute, not only with your financial support but also with your time and network as we partner together to deliver inspiring experiences to great future Business Badgers. Together, let us build more opportunities to challenge, support, and inspire every one of our students to reach their greatest potential.

Together Forward,

—François Ortalo-Magné
Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business

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