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  Dean Dipak C. Jain
From the Dean

Dear Kellogg School Alumni and Friends,

As one of our featured alumni observes in this edition of Kellogg World, success alone should not satisfy us; we also must ensure that our efforts prove significant.

This significance involves making a positive difference for others, and serving to enhance those social institutions that touch many people's lives. Without translating our personal success into results that matter in our communities, we have achieved but part of our potential. We can do more.

This edition, focused on the power of philanthropy, offers ways for you to play an even more valuable role in our community at the Kellogg School. Many of you have been generous supporters of our efforts through the years, and we are sincerely grateful for this partnership. In our goal to remain among the world's best business schools, however, we require the full talents, enthusiasm and philanthropy of all our alumni.

Make no mistake: Our objective is not merely to retain a particular ranking, as rewarding as such designations are for Kellogg and its graduates who benefit from this recognition. What we are most determined to do is make ever-more-valuable contributions to the world's top organizations — whether in the corporate, nonprofit or public spheres — by producing leaders whose ability and ethics are unparalleled.

For us to succeed, and be significant, we need your help.

In the coming months, we will be providing you with additional insight into our plans for the journey ahead at our school — and the part you play in this exciting vision. For now, we invite you to begin learning about our efforts by reading Be true to your school in this magazine.

We hope you also enjoy reading about some of your alumni peers who have been making contributions to the Kellogg School, while achieving professional success. Their perspectives and ideas about leadership appear in Why alumni give back.

Indeed, one of our successes that we believe imperative to continue is leadership on a global scale. We are working with our scholars, alumni and corporate friends to ensure that we maintain the optimal curriculum to deliver cutting-edge excellence for all our students. In particular, we will be taking steps to establish Kellogg centers of excellence around the world in strategic locations. Doing so not only will build our international brand, but will enable us to make even more meaningful contributions to organizations everywhere. Our success, and its significance, will also be yours to share, especially since so many of you will be instrumental in helping us take the Kellogg School to this next level.

We are excited about this journey, and about our partnership with you.

My recent personal journeys to advance the Kellogg School's mission have taken me to nearly every continent on Earth. I intend to share more with you about these trips in an upcoming Kellogg World, but let me for the moment say that I have had the honor to carry the Kellogg brand into meetings and events with top leaders from South America, Asia, Africa and Europe over the past six months.

During these travels, as you may have heard, my family and I were mere feet from the beach in Phuket, Thailand, when the tragic tsunami struck in December. Though we were fortunate to escape unscathed, many others did not. Such events foreground the importance to appreciate each day and to redouble our efforts to use our talents wisely, giving back to others as we strive to improve society for all.

My family and I are especially grateful to our friends at the Sasin Graduate School of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. The Kellogg partnership with Sasin dates back to 1982, with many fine accomplishments between us. But friendship is never tested so much as when disaster occurs, and Sasin was there to assist my family after the tsunami. Toemsakdi Krishnamra, Sasin's director, was particularly generous in his efforts to bring us to safety in Bangkok.

Also noteworthy were the reactions of many Kellogg School students, including those who raised funds for relief efforts and others — several dozen — who traveled to Thailand to act as interpreters and assistants. Sasin's students also made great contributions, raising some $10,000 for the relief effort.

The tsunami tragedy highlights why our personal success must be focused outward onto others who need our help if we are to achieve true significance in the grand scheme.

Best personal regards,

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Dipak C. Jain

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