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2020 Report to Investors

Dean’s Letter

Photography by Paul L. Newby II

Dean Samba

Dear friends and supporters,

It goes without saying that 2020 was an unpredictable year for all of us. At the Wisconsin School of Business, we pivoted nearly every aspect of our operations in the face of the pandemic.

Yet through it all, we celebrated bright spots—from the resilience of our student body embracing virtual and hybrid learning, to the commitment of our faculty and staff to innovate and offer a high-quality educational experience, to the steadfast support of our alumni, friends, and donors who stepped up to help in so many ways.

Thanks to your generosity, WSB’s financial and reputational standing remains strong, positioning us to pursue the goals of Roadmap 2025, our strategic plan. Your support in 2020 directly impacted our ability to address immediate needs brought on by COVID-19, expand our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, strengthen our scholarly impact through faculty investment, and evolve our degree portfolio to meet the demands of today’s students and employers.

We are grateful for the many ways you champion the Wisconsin School of Business. Now more than ever, the WSB community serves as a source of inspiration and I look forward to building on our collective accomplishments.

Together Forward,

Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy
Albert O. Nicholas Dean
Wisconsin School of Business