Lyons '72 and Sarah Francis, associate director and registrar
for the part-time program
Lyons honored for decades of leadership
35 years of service at the Kellogg School, Vennie Lyons
'72, associate dean and director of the Part-Time
MBA Program, celebrated the milestone during October.
Kellogg honored Lyons — himself a graduate of the part-time
program — for his efforts to build the offering at the
school's Chicago campus. Lyons recalled his tenure's early
days: "I had gotten my master's degree in engineering
in an evening program, so the administration felt that I could
offer some perspective to this program and appreciate what
the students experience."
and his colleagues worked to distinguish the fledgling program
from competing schools, attracting increasingly better students
who were looking for a rigorous academic experience while
continuing their careers. Today, the part-time curriculum
continues under Lyons' leadership and includes new offerings,
such as the Saturday
Program, that entices students not only from the Midwest,
but from across the United States.