Council Dinner honors loyal Kellogg supporters
of the school' address conveys strategic vision to stakeholders
of the Kellogg School's most generous alumni and friends gathered
in the James L. Allen Center on Feb. 20 for a dinner to recognize
work has made our accomplishments possible," Dean Dipak
C. Jain told attendees. "Kellogg will need your continued
support as we pursue our mission of creating leaders who make
contributions of lasting significance."
Each year, the Dean's Council Dinner honors those
who make annual gifts to Kellogg of $1,000 or more. Many of
these individuals also lend their time and talent to the school,
helping shape leadership opportunities for Kellogg students
occasions allow us to say 'thank you' for all you do," said
Besanko '82, senior associate dean for planning and external
relations, before reintroducing guests to a familiar face
who is assuming a new role at Kellogg. Longtime Kellogg administrator
Wilson '84, associate dean emeritus, is stepping forward
to serve the school again — this time as associate dean
for alumni relations.
are putting people of the highest level of excellence in key
roles," said Jain, an effort that includes focusing on alumni
dean also noted advances in the school's global brand over
the last decade and in cultivating a richer alumni experience.
"We have made enormous advances that enhance the Kellogg brand
and global visibility," Jain said. Student applications continue
to rise, up nearly 30 percent this year, he added, while GMAT
scores average 720.
appealed to supporters to help Kellogg achieve even greater
accomplishments, saying, "Management roles have broadened;
we need our graduates to be leaders, business icons in the
priorities for the school include philanthropic support for
teaching and research as well as student scholarships and
facilities enhancements. Jain said he believes business schools
will become "interdisciplinary hubs" within universities,
allowing for the "monetization of knowledge."
its many loyal supporters. Those wishing to contribute to
the school's success may contact Katie Lakey at 847.467.1646.