School of Business Celebrates 75th Anniversary
If Laurence J. Ackerman, the first dean of the UConn School of Business, could see how the small program he created has grown into an educational powerhouse, no doubt he would be pleased.
The School, then known as the School of Business Administration, started in 1940-1941 with fewer than three dozen students. Its formation was nestled between two seismic events in American history: The Great Depression and the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War II.
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This article is part of a series of stories highlighting the UConn School of Business 75th anniversary.