Meet the Dean

Spring 2018

Spring is a dynamic time at Tuck, with students and faculty, energized from enriching travel over break, back on campus for the culmination of another academic year. We at Tuck are accustomed to these familiar rhythms—the start of a new term of learning, the invigorating preparations for Investiture—yet I am still taken by the level of excitement on campus these early days of spring.

You could feel it at the recent kick-off event for the First-Year Project , where 50 teams worked on their respective projects and met with clients and faculty advisers. It was also evident among the 350-plus students and faculty members who have recently returned to campus following their TuckGO  courses. Another 62 students participated in OnSite Global Consulting engagements this academic year, adding to the impressive ranks of those applying Tuck learning to real business problems across the globe.

Also this month, during the break we welcomed another impressive and inspiring class of veterans and elite athletes for the second iteration of our Next Step: Transition to Business program. Two years in, this management certificate program is fast becoming a signature program for Tuck, thanks to our generous alumni and to the dedicated faculty, MBA students, and staff who make it possible.

Looking ahead, the excitement of spring term will continue to build as first-year students ready for summer internships and second-years prepare for their post-Tuck careers. On the MBA program front, the work of the Curriculum Review Committee proceeds apace with an eye to making its initial round of recommendations for a refined first-year core.  In June, Investiture will send our newest graduates off into the world. This year we are excited to welcome as Investiture speaker David M. Rubenstein , co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group.

Spring is undeniably a busy and bracing time. As it unfolds, I encourage all of us to continue making room for meaningful reflection. Doing so, here in our collaborative and trust-based community, allows us to cultivate the capabilities of wise leadership—and to better appreciate this truly special time at Tuck.


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