The View From The Dean's Chair

What's Currently On My Mind:

A Year of Change

November 23, 2020
I have been sharing thoughts regularly since my return to the School of Business after 15 months in the Provost’s office. In June, I reflected on George Floyd’s death and in August, I urged us all to be active—to vote and to respond to the census. As I look at the election, the big news is fuller engagement. At this writing, we know that over 66% of eligible voters voted, well above the 60% engagement in 2016. We responded to the imperative to choose. Engagement is good for our democracy and our communities. Continue reading

Dean's Report 2020

November 16, 2020
I am pleased to share with you the 2020 Dean's Annual Report. In it, we highlight many of the achievements of the last year: the outstanding research being conducted by our faculty; the continual support from our alumni allowing us to enrich the lives of our students through scholarships, internships, mentorship and employment; the amazing work of our students in the classroom and beyond; our incubation and support of entrepreneurship; and our ongoing commitment to diversity. Continue reading

International Students: Inspiring Our Community, Our Culture, Our World View

October 13, 2020
As former interim Provost and current UConn School of Business Dean, I am very aware of the important role our international students play in the vibrant intellectual life of our community. Whether international students who learn here decide to stay in the United States, return to their country of origin, or become global citizens, we all learn and benefit from engaging with them. We are a country of immigrants and a deeply diverse student community enriches us all. Continue reading

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The Dean's Fund

Gifts to the School of Business Dean’s Fund provide support for the areas of greatest need at the UConn School of Business. The Fund supports innovative career programming such as FinTech, Data Analytics and the Business Connections Learning Center; international business and culture immersion experiences; and assistance for students affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. As we continue to mobilize the Dean's Fund to help support our students in need, I encourage you to join us and make a donation to the Dean’s Fund through the UConn Foundation.

Dean's Fund Scholarships

The School of Business is offering emergency aid to current and future Business students whose financial need had been brought on or amplified by the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to, additional scholarship support, funding for access to remote learning, and access to supplementary learning opportunities if necessary.

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John A. Elliott
Dean and Auran J. Fox Chair in Business
Office of the Dean