Dear Alumni and Friends,
This fall Kellogg completed another record fundraising year with more than $48 million in gifts, and we’ve already booked another $10 million for next year. The Transforming Together campaign has raised $216 million through fiscal year 2014 and $226 million to date. We have achieved 64 percent of our $350 million goal.
In September we launched our “inspire growth in people, organizations and markets” brand strategy, which encapsulates what Kellogg has accomplished over the past four years. The strategy sharpens how we articulate the Kellogg difference and provides a beacon for where our school is headed. Some highlights:
- Our distinctive approach to thought leadership integrates six foundational academic departments with four cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives that align with the business realities of today. This thought leadership translates directly into what and how we teach, and has resulted in 55 new courses over the last three years.
- We continue to innovate our degree programs to meet the needs of a wide range of students. This year Kellogg welcomed our 100th cohort of United States-based Executive MBA students and our 50th and largest ever class of One-Year MBA Program students.
- We expanded our premier Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network with the addition of the Kellogg-Guanghua program, which welcomed its first cohort to Beijing in September.
- Kellogg now has the largest, most integrated global footprint among our peers. We offer Full- and Part-Time MBA students an unparalleled selection of 37 exchange programs across 20 countries, as well as seven global study courses.
It is incredibly gratifying to watch our new 410,000-square-foot global hub rise on our lakeshore campus. Construction is on schedule and the hub is expected to be completed by late 2016.
It takes all of us working together to transform Kellogg. Thank you for continuing to invest in the vital legacy that has been entrusted to our care. Together we are ensuring that Kellogg will continue to develop brave leaders who inspire growth in people, organizations and markets.
All the best,
Sally Blount ’92
Dean, Kellogg School of Management