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School Message

September 25, 2018 - Leslie Venzuela

Dean Craig WhiteWelcome from the Anderson School of Management. As we settle into the Fall 2018 semester I am excited to see the new McKinnon Center for Management (MCM) living up to its full potential. The bright, spacious classrooms and state of the art technology are enhancing the education of our students. As I walk through the building, I see how students are enjoying the study areas and open space. It is truly a pleasure to welcome the first group of students, faculty and staff members into this beautiful building.

We are not the only ones who appreciate the new MCM. This summer Top Management Degrees ranked the building number 23 on its list of the “50 Most Beautiful Business Schools” in the country. UNM Anderson received a higher ranking than University of Virginia Darden School of Business (#26), Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business (#27), Duke University Fuqua School of Business (#31), and even Harvard University Business School (#33)!

I recently returned from China where I signed a 2+2 agreement with Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) in Beijing. The agreement allows CUEB students to complete two years of undergraduate study in China and then complete two years of study at the University of New Mexico. The goal by the end of the 2+2 program is for CUEB students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree granted by UNM.  

I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to our new faculty members:  Andrea Lynn Hetrick, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Lama Lteif, Ruth Ann Piatt, Trevor Spoelma, Michael Turner, and Cherry Singhal. Over the next few months, we will be introducing them to you. This month we start with Andrea Hetrick and Mohammad Nazrul Islam.

Dr. Ryan Jacobson is interim director of the Behavioral Lab on the 4th floor of the MCM. This space is bringing a number of new opportunities for faculty to expand their research. In this issue, he tells us why the lab is important to Anderson, providing one more example of how the Anderson School faculty are at the forefront of management knowledge and offering the best business education in New Mexico.

Until next month,

Dean Craig White