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UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

Stamford Advocate – The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs.


What Makes a Company Thrive?

From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Right People, Strong Culture Are Keys to Success, say Experts at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program

Two prominent executives in the software and technology industry credited their companies’ enduring successes, in large part, to well-chosen employees and a vibrant corporate culture. Continue Reading


Presidential Historian Talks Trump and Risk at UConn-Stamford Conference

Stamford Advocate – United States of America Inc. last year made its riskiest hire to date when its shareholders chose a new chief executive, according to a knowledgeable observer of the enterprise.

In the keynote speech Wednesday at the University of Connecticut’s Risk Management Conference at the Crowne Plaza hotel, presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley assessed the rise and prospects of President Donald Trump and compared the current commander-in-chief’s challenges to those of his predecessors.





Distinguished Retirees Event – Spring 2017

School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)
School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)

The beautifully manicured home of Professor Emeritus Harry, and wife Lynn Johnson, was the setting for our Spring 2017 Distinguished Retirees Event in Storrs, Conn. The scent of peonies in the garden and fine cuisine produced by University Catering greeted the guests on a warm May 17th. The 22 attendees were greeted by Dean John Elliott under whose leadership the retirees’ get-togethers have developed. Continue Reading


Remarkable Woman in Business: Karen Goyette ’91

Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette '91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)
Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette ‘91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)
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Advice for the Class of 2017

Bo Ni '17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Bo Ni ’17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Arrive Early, Stay Late, Put in the Effort to Succeed, Says Commencement Speaker Doug Elliot, President of The Hartford

In a commencement speech laced with solid career advice about hard work and attaining career success, Doug Elliot ’82 mentioned that his life did benefit from a touch of serendipity. Continue Reading


MEM Banquet 2017

UConn Management and Engineering for Manufacturing – On Monday April 3, 2017, MEM students, alumni, senior design sponsors, industrial advisory board members, faculty and staff celebrated the coming close of the school year at the annual MEM Banquet. Leo Veilleux, chief engineer at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, gave the keynote speech on his company’s many levels of engineering and their vision for the future.