Posted 9.19.06

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope that you are having the start-up of a pleasant fall. At the Weatherhead School we are off to an exciting and, what we believe to be, impressive beginning. I have been meeting with various friends and colleagues to discuss the future of the school and will continue this effort throughout the semester. An opportunity for alumni to meet and talk about where we are headed has been scheduled as a "Town Hall Meeting" on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Peter B. Lewis Building. To attend this event, please register.

Highlights of the semester thus far, include the following:

  • Last month U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings issue, America’s Best Colleges 2007. Weatherhead moved from 30th in the 2006 ranking to 29th in the 2007 ranking of undergraduate business programs. The number of students in Weatherhead undergraduate courses is up 10% over last year with 71 sections of classes offered.
  • The Wolstein Society is being formed to recognize outstanding undergraduates who represent the spirit of enterprise as demonstrated by leadership, scholarship, community service and professional will, the prized attributes of effective and successful individuals. The Society program has been named in honor of Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein, benefactors of Wolstein Hall, and generous supporters of undergraduate education at Weatherhead. The first Society members will be inaugurated on October 5th at 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Wolstein and her son, Scott, will join us for this important event.
  • Weatherhead is convening the Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change Global Forum with the Academy of Management and the UN Global Compact from October 22- 25, 2006, to be held at our School. While the face-to-face Forum has reached its capacity of 400, there is still an opportunity to participate in this groundbreaking event by registering to attend the Virtual Forum.
  • The Weatherhead Breakfast Series was a great success last year with over 500 participants attending. This year we are beginning the series with a panel on "Investing in Startups" on Monday, October 16th. To learn more about the breakfast topics and how to register, please visit the Breakfast Series website.
  • "Leaders on Leadership" provides students with an opportunity to hear from leaders in the Cleveland community regarding what makes them successful. We began this new series in September with Mayor Frank Jackson who talked about his politics, his philosophy, his leadership style and the future of Cleveland. Next month's speaker is Mr. Richard J. Hipple of Brush Engineered Materials, Inc.

I hope you share my excitement for all the initiatives we have begun at the Weatherhead School. We continue to build our School into a great learning institution and are well aware that both your moral and financial support are essential to our success. We hope to see you on campus over the next few months. My warm regards and good wishes,

Mohan Reddy, Interim Dean and
Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management


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