Dear Zicklin Community,
Happy Spring! Welcome to the latest edition of the Dean’s E-Newsletter. While we all know that “Baruch Means Business,” we also know that there is much more to the Zicklin School of Business than business. Just as the liberal arts form a foundation for business education at Baruch, I believe that an appreciation of the fine arts is integral to the development of the moral and aesthetic sensibilities of today’s business leaders.
We are dedicating this newsletter to the arts. We want to introduce you not only to the excellent facilities here that you may not know about – see our article entitled “Arts @ Baruch”- but also to some faculty, alumni and current students who have very interesting “other sides”. Some began careers in the arts and transitioned to business, see “In the Spotlight”; others discovered their arts side en route to a business career, like Kathryn Martell (MBA ’11) ; and some have reengaged their artistic side after a period focused purely on business like Professor Kapil Bawa, Chair of Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business. Zicklin is full of people whose lives embrace the arts and in the process enhance the lives of all of us. I invite you to read a few of their stories below.
For those who are graduating in the next few weeks, I congratulate you. I wish you every success; knowing that success means different things to each of us. For everyone else, have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in the fall. Whatever you may be doing, enjoy the arts – this is New York City – the arts are all around us.
John A. Elliott
Dean, Zicklin School of Business
P.S. Please be sure to answer the “Dean’s Poll” question. We will publish results in the next Dean’s Newsletter.