It has been my pleasure to have been teaching in the Kelley Full-Time MBA Program since 2005, with many of those years in the core teaching Operations Management. From Benihana, to Timbuk2, to The Goal, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion for OM with smart, engaging students. For the last few years—ever since the retirement of the legendary Wayne Winston—I have been teaching spreadsheet modeling. I’m no Wayne Winston, but I’ve learned a few Excel tricks.
As many of you know, I was appointed Program Chair of the program in July 2016, taking over the reins from Jonlee Andrews. I am honored and thrilled to be in this position. Jonlee left a great legacy and I have been doing what I can to build on her efforts.
It has been a busy year! Last year, Professor Scott Smart and I chaired a faculty task force to review the MBA Program and we are working to implement the task force recommendations which fall into four broad categories:
- Develop a Pipeline of Strong Students
- Refresh Course Offerings
- Enhance/Reinforce Kelley’s Strength as a Collaborative/Supportive Environment for Career Switchers
- Engage MBA Alumni
|Sarah Nagelvoort, MBA’15
MBA Alumni Director
I am pleased to report that in response to the last category, we hired a full-time MBA Alumni Director, Sarah Nagelvoort, MBA’15. Sarah focuses solely on full-time MBA alumni relationships and acts as a liaison between the MBA Office, the Alumni Office, and Graduate Career Services. She strives to increase alumni awareness of benefits as well as keeping our alumni informed about current MBA initiatives. MBA alumni can expect to hear from Sarah often as she keeps you informed on our progress—this is the first of what we plan as a quarterly alumni email.
I appreciate all that you do for the MBA Program. It is great to see you on campus interviewing and participating in alumni events. Please stop in and say hello when you are here!
MBA Program Chair, Kelley School of Business
Associate Professor and E-II Faculty Fellow
Operations & Decision Technologies