1969 - 1978
Fifty years ago, Vanderbilt launched its graduate business program with an ambitious, and perhaps unprecedented, goal in mind: To build a world-class management school that would defy hidebound academic tradition.
“No longer do we think of ourselves as young and struggling. We are there. We have arrived.” - Dean Sam Richmond, 1980
Owen’s third decade was the first that began with the school in strong position on a broad range of fronts.