The View From The Dean's Chair

What's Currently On My Mind:

Connecticut is Thriving: Let’s Keep It Going

February 16, 2021
Gov. Ned Lamont created the Governor’s Workforce Council to lead efforts to grow and refine Connecticut’s workforce. Led by distinguished individuals, four committees foster a broad approach to workforce development. For example, UConn President Tom Katsouleas is an ex-officio member of the Career & Education Committee, while Jim Loree, CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, chairs the Business Leadership Committee. I serve as one of many collaborators in this effort. Continue reading

The Power of Words vs. Indifference

January 8, 2021
Thursday morning the weekly meeting of the Deans of UConn’s Schools and Colleges was narrowly focused on the previous day’s events in Washington, DC, when thugs invaded and desecrated the United States Capitol. From our own academic perspectives, we reflected upon our shared responsibilities to nourish critical thinking among our colleagues and students; to defend the rule of law in civil society; and to continue to make UConn a welcoming home to the exchange of ideas. I reaffirm those principles on behalf of the School of Business. Continue reading

A Holiday Video Greeting from Dean John A. Elliott and UConn School of Business

December 15, 2020

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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

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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
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