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Dean's Monthly Message

Posted 2.17.2006

Winter is an active time at Weatherhead. Along with classes, seminars, programs and other events, we are also at the busiest point in the recruiting season. All of us are working hard to ensure that our School continues to attract the top prospects from around the country and around the world.

How do we do this? Well, a recent survey of current Weatherhead MBA students gave us insight into the answer. When asked what influenced their decision to attend our program, 64% of students responded that they first heard about the program from someone they knew. We also learned that peer recommendation had a very significant impact on their ultimate decision to enroll in our program.

This information confirms what we’ve always inherently known – that Weatherhead friends like you can recognize the kind of people who would learn from, as well as contribute to, the Weatherhead experience.Your assistance in identifying prospective Weatherhead students creates value for the whole Weatherhead community and helps to ensure an exceptional student body.

We’re offering the following upcoming opportunities to explore a few of our programs, including:

  • MSM Open House, February 27at 8:30 am. Weatherhead offers three Masters of Science in Management programs that can be completed in only 12 months. One program is specifically designed for liberal arts undergraduate students and begins each year in August; the other two are for students interested in operations research and supply chain management. Learn more.
  • MBA Open House, February 28 at 6:00 pm. Space is still available for the full-time MBA program, but time is running out to apply! An MBA can also be earned part-time in the evening or on Saturdays. Learn more.
  • African-American MBA Open House, March 6, 5:30 pm. In our ongoing effort to diversify our student body, we are hosting an event for prospective African-American MBA students to meet African-American alums and current students while learning about the Weatherhead MBA and how it can help to advance professional goals. To attend this event, call 216.368.0020 or email
  • EMBA Open House,April 13, 6:00 pm. Meet faculty and learn first-hand from students and alumni how the top-ranked Weatherhead Executive MBA Program has helped them achieve their academic and career goals. Learn more.

We are also accepting applications in the Clinic Health Management Scholars Program, Executive Doctor of Management, MS in Positive Organizational Development and Change (MPOD) and Master of Nonprofit Organizations programs from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. If you know someone who might be interested in any of these programs, please have them contact Sarah Drazetic, assistant dean for professional program management at or 216.368.2731

I am also pleased to announce our commencement speaker for 2006. Walter Doyce Broadnax is currently the president of Clark Atlanta University, the only private Historically Black University in the nation classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000. Over the last thirty years, he has led a distinguished and varied life of public service, including serving in the Clinton administration as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and being appointed president of the New York Civil Service Commission. We are honored to welcome him to Case Western Reserve University and the Weatherhead School of Management and look forward to his remarks. 


As always, please contact me if you would like to discuss this letter or to talk about Weatherhead in general. I can be reached at 216.368.1156 or via email at

With my best personal regards,

Myron Roomkin


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