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Posted 1.25.07

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Weatherhead School is off to a fine start in 2007.
The school is alive again with students, we have exciting events planned for February, and equally exciting news to share.

The February 5 Breakfast Series will feature a panel of entrepreneurial women, including Diane Christopherson, founder of DCT International, Inc.; Jeanne Coughlin, author of The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs; Nikki DiFilippo, president and CMO of Via Vera Group; Carol Latham, former CEO of Thermagon; Barbara Lindsey, president and owner of Commercial Cutting and Graphics, LLC; and Diana Bilimoria, organizational behavior faculty member, who will serve as moderator.

The February 28 Bold Thinker presenter will be Tom Modly, deputy under secretary of defense for financial management. In this role, Modly serves as the principal adviser to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and other senior Department of Defense officials for financial reform and business modernization.

On the news front, you may have heard that the school’s long-time corporate friend, Fairmount Minerals Ltd., has donated $2.4 million to establish a chair in social entrepreneurship and a seed fund to support programs in the area of social responsibility and sustainable business at the Weatherhead School. We are grateful to Chuck Fowler and his colleagues for this very generous and thoughtful gift, and for their consistent support and commitment.

And, I have engaged a Strategic Planning Group, comprised of faculty and staff, to revisit the school’s strategic planning process in concert with the university. This is a momentous time at the Weatherhead School and we look forward to your kind support as we embark upon our future.

Do plan to visit our school whenever you get a chance. I wish you a healthy, prosperous New Year.

With warm regards,

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