Smeal Magazine is published four times each year for the alumni and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business by the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications, in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

DEAN Charles H. Whiteman, John and Karen Arnold Dean

ADDRESS 484 Business Building University Park, PA 16802-3603

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ABOUT PENN STATE SMEAL The Penn State Smeal College of Business is a vibrant intellectual community offering highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education to more than 8,000 students from around the world. Smeal is a destination of choice for top global organizations seeking talent that will make a positive difference. Through our leading faculty and network of research centers and institutes, the college is a source of knowledge that influences the business practices of tomorrow.

Opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by the University, the publishers, or the editors. For readers with disabilities, this publication can be made available in alternative media on request. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

SMEAL DIVERSITY STATEMENT We will make a meaningful impact on a society in which too many derive benefit from systemic racism and other forms of prejudice and bias, both implicitly and explicitly.

Using our influence as a global leader in business education, we will strive to make life better for people who experience oppression by virtue of age, religion, disability, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, political affiliation, language, family structure, marital status, socio-economic status, geographical background, education, or professional experience.

We acknowledge the global business community as a powerful force for social justice, and we commit to provoking thought, conducting research, sparking dialogue, engaging with others, and preparing future leaders to advance this essential purpose.

Together, we will take action to nurture and promote a culture in which everyone feels safe, valued, respected, and empowered to bring themselves fully and authentically to our campuses and classrooms. We will:

  • Condemn acts of racism, prejudice, and bias
  • Actively listen to the concerns of those who experience oppression
  • Continuously evaluate our policies and practices regarding hiring, training, recruitment, and pedagogy
  • Collectively study the history of racism, injustice, and bias, and pursue contemporary solutions through research and education
  • Engage with community leaders to increase diversity and instill a universal sense of belonging on and off our campuses