Dean’s Perspective

Better Business Partners

The last year brought challenges unlike any that I have seen in my 40-year career, but it also revealed opportunities for the Smeal community to shine. As I reflect on all that transpired in 2020-21, I am reminded of just how fortunate I am to be surrounded by bright and ambitious students, outstanding educators, talented staff, and an alumni network that is second to none.

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What COVID-19 taught us about leadership

When Penn State shifted to a fully remote environment at the onset of the pandemic, I was confident that we had the people and resources to do so successfully. Even so, I am reminded of just how important it is to have strong leadership in place before a crisis.

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