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Dean Anderson Attends White House Announcement of New Business School Diversity Initiative

August 06, 2015
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On Wednesday, School of Business Dean Gene Anderson attended a gathering at the White House where the White House called upon the nation’s top business school deans and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) to advance a series of best practices they recently formed together.

The event, titled “Best Practices for Business Schools to Lead in Expanding Opportunities for Women in Business and Adapt to the Changing Workforce” also included representatives from the White House Council on Women and Girls, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, more than 150 deans and leaders from AACSB-accredited universities, administration officials, and business stakeholders.

"I am honored to work with the White House and peers on this important initiative,” said Anderson. “All business is now global business, and to compete effectively we need to make certain our best talent is able to rise to the highest possible level. Inclusion is an imperative and business schools are in a privileged position to facilitate the advancement of women and historically underrepresented minorities through building diverse pipelines; preparing students to add value to diverse teams, organizations and markets; and providing graduates with the right mix of career opportunities while offering recruiters access to the diverse talent they need for their organizations to be successful.” 

The best practices encourage business schools to address the challenges of today in four key areas:

  • Ensuring access to business school and business careers;
  • Building a business school environment that prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow;
  • Ensuring career services that go beyond the needs of traditional students; and
  • Exemplifying how organizations should be run.

To view the best practices and supporting information, visit www.aacsb.edu/diversity

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