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Watch Dean Sambamurthy’s State of the School Address

By Wisconsin School of Business

September 30, 2021

The return to campus, the pursuit of a top 10 undergraduate ranking, new resources for students, and a goal of lifelong learning for all Business Badgers are among the topics discussed by Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, Albert O. Nicholas Dean at the Wisconsin School of Business, during his recent State of the School address.

“We are back,” Sambamurthy says of the return to campus after 18 months of pandemic-forced adjustments that included remote learning and hybrid classes. “It’s really amazing to see the sense of excitement. When I look outside my window I see the long stream of students going to their classes and think this is what the Wisconsin campus should be like.”

Sambamurthy talks about progress toward the goals within Roadmap 2025, the School’s strategic plan. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, WSB has taken steps to build a global platform for lifelong learning and has made investments to enhance student success. Sambamurthy is joined in the virtual event by Jim Franzone, assistant dean for the undergraduate program, and Melissa Leffin, director of career studio and student coaching for the undergraduate program.

Taura Prosek (BBA ’93), chair of the Wisconsin Business Alumni Board, serves as host and moderator for the 30-minute conversation.

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