Jain honored for leadership by alma mater
October, Kellogg School Dean Dipak
C. Jain was among a quartet of graduates from the School
of Management at University of Texas (Dallas) to receive that
institution's 2005 Alumni Achievement Award.
award is bestowed on those UTD alumni who exemplify leadership
and demonstrate "excellence in their personal and professional
Jain earned his master's degree in management science at UTD
in 1986, going on to earn his doctorate in marketing there
in 1987, the same year he joined the Kellogg School faculty
as a professor in the Marketing Department.
his graduate education, Dean Jain noted that, in addition
to acquiring a vast amount of technical scholarship related
to management and marketing, he also gained important leadership
insights that have served him well over the last two decades.
on, I began to understand the value of inclusion and a strong
work ethic," said Jain. "I also learned how crucial
it was to create a community where students and professors
could collaborate, each benefiting from the other's experience
and talents. I am indebted to UTD for giving me an opportunity
to acquire the skills necessary for my work today."
his administrative responsibilities at Kellogg — which
include a demanding travel schedule that enables him to meet
with alumni, students, recruiters and friends of the school
— Jain continues to make time for some teaching. It's
a way for him to remain connected directly to students to
ensure that Kellogg continues to meet their needs.
must stay personally in touch with the life of the organization,
the colleagues who help run it and the people served by it,"
said Jain. "No one succeeds alone. All of us at the Kellogg
School work together toward a common goal: a culture that
delivers academic excellence while creating socially responsible
global leaders. It is my privilege and joy to have the opportunity
to lend my efforts to this important purpose."