Vanderbilt Business Magazine | Summer 2020

From the Dean

Featured Stories

The Business of Governing

In the early weeks of COVID-19’s arrival in the U.S., Steven Reed, MBA’04, the newly elected, 46-year-old mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, peered into the future and did not like what he saw. Studying epidemiological charts and listening to public health experts, he understood that the novel coronavirus had the potential to hit his city hard. […]

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Future Partners

A group of prominent Vanderbilt University alumni and supporters has committed more than $13 million toward an extensive renovation and expansion of Management Hall. Designating the group as the “Owen Century Partners,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente notes how the investment marks an important milestone in moving forward with Owen’s […]

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A Toast to the Class of 2020

When Vanderbilt made the decision to postpone Commencement 2020 until May 2021, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management quickly started developing alternative, virtual festivities for this year’s graduates, in conjunction with the university’s efforts. In a matter of two weeks, faculty, staff and students had built an online celebration of the graduating class, awarded prizes, […]

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Owen 50th Anniversary Celebration

Last October’s Reunion brought an end to the yearlong celebration of the Owen School’s 50th anniversary, with numerous festivities that included an alumni lunch at SATCO and class parties at Topgolf. But the culminating event was a huge anniversary gala at Nashville’s City Winery—and our cameras were there to capture it.  

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