DEAR ALUMNI, FRIENDS, & STUDENTS,
Since the creation of the College’s Roll of Distinguished Alumni three years ago during the 60th Anniversary Celebration of our business school, I look forward to this time of year when we induct new members into this esteemed and very special group. And there are a number of reasons for that.
First, when you look at the caliber of people who have graduated from our beloved B&E, you realize that there are incredibly successful individuals who have graced the halls of this College over the past six decades. For example, this year’s inductees include Jerry Black, senior executive vice president for Aeon Co., Ltd. Japan; Robert “Bob” Reitman, Cleveland, Ohio, retired CEO of The Tranzonic Companies, nonprofit consultant and philanthropist; Robert “Bob” Robinson, Wheeling, W.Va., president, Robinson Automotive Group; and David Woodrum, Chicago, Illinois, chairman, Woodrum, Inc.
We have welcomed 18 inductees into the Roll of Distinguished Alumni who not only serve as great examples for our students, but for all of us. We should all be proud of the impact they have made in the world of business and the world around them.
Second, as we interact with students every day at B&E, we see many who are bound for success. Their hard work, their dedication and their commitment have set them apart now and, more than likely, will set them apart upon graduation.
Last, it drives us even more to provide students with the tools they need to be successful when we induct those who have charted great paths for themselves. By attracting top students and faculty, improving already existing great programs and creating innovative ones, advancing learning opportunities, and working to heighten internships and job placement, we put into place the mechanisms by which our students can excel. And we cultivate the inductees of the Roll of Distinguished Alumni of tomorrow.
This is an important component of our mantra to become “Better. Bigger. Ranked.”
Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.
Milan Puskar Dean