Monthly Archives: October 2012

USD School of Business alumni in Seattle

Mark Lukens (MBA,’88), Sean McClinton (BBA,’04), Liz Mueller (Director of Development), Tony Mandarano, Danielle Jones, Andrew Isaksen, Michele Moore (BS Accounting,’84), May Toy Lukens, Bernie Garcia, Dave Pyke (Dean)

As dean, I enjoy having opportunities to meet with alumni in many cities and countries. Last week I was in Seattle, and SBA alum, Michele Moore, and her husband Ken, graciously opened their home for a reception for Seattle alumni.  It was gratifying to see the immediate connection between alumni who …Read Full Article


Vote for International Business Professor Jaime Alonso Gomez

International Business Professor Jaime Alonso Gomez

Dr. Jaime Alonso Gomez has been nominated by former student, Chandler Martin (IMBA, ’10) for a top teaching prize in The Economist‘s contest for Best Business Professor of the Year. You can show your support for this beloved professor by voting online for Dr. Gomez. Voting is now open and runs through Nov. 23.

Dr. Gomez has a joint appointment with USD and Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City.  He is a professor of strategy at EGADE – …Read Full Article


40 years ago in Elyria

Craig Barkacs, many years before he became a USD Professor of Business Law

In the ongoing series of what our faculty and staff were doing 40 years ago when the USD School of Business was born, we came across a bit of news. This appeared in the Chronicle-Telegram, dateline Elyria, Ohio, January , 19, 1974:

“An Elyria High School senior has been named to the eighth annual edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students for 1973-74. Craig Barkacs, son of Mr. …Read Full Article


Not business as usual at Grupo Bimbo

Roberto Servitje Sendra (left) and USD Professor Stephen Conroy

Roberto Servitje Sendra, a founder (in 1945) and Chairman of the Board of Grupo Bimbo, spoke at USD last week as part of the Ahlers Center for International Business speaker series.

If you ate a Thomas’ English muffin or an Entenmann’s pastry for breakfast; if you had Boboli pizza for dinner or a Sara Lee cake for dessert, you have touched one or more of the many U.S. food brands owned by …Read Full Article


USD School of Business professor wins award for BHAGs research

Professor Mike Lawless, USD School of Business

Many strategy gurus and consultants emphatically recommend that leaders of businesses and other enterprises set ambitious stretch goals for their organizations.  Using the example of the results of President Kennedy’s goal of a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, these advisers challenge leaders to reach for the moon.

Such leaders are described as visionary, bold and brave, and their organizations can exhibit creativity, energy and enthusiasm.  However, SBA Professor of …Read Full Article


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