Business school marks quarter century

UVic plans year-long party for Gustavson School of Business

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business, admits he vaguely remembers the year he was 25.

With a chuckle at his own expense, Klein helped The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business celebrate its 25th birthday with a cake and a crowd of supporters Thursday (Jan. 15).

“A time of youthful energy and boundless optimism, a time to tackle new challenges and explore ways to make the world a better place,” he said, prior to cutting the cake. “We see the promise of all of this and more as we expand as a business school and continue to pioneer excellence in business education.”

The Gustavson School of Business is relatively small, with about 1,100 students, faculty and staff. Over the quarter century it has inspired more than 5,000 students, and alumni excel in various fields of business globally.

The 25th anniversary will be celebrated throughout the entire year, with a series of events including the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award – this year’s recipient will be David Foster – which takes place in May.

World Gustavson Day planned for June 2015, which will include a live webcast to all Gustavson School of Business alumni, features a keynote speaker and a look forward at the next 25 years. The Gustavson School of Business will unveil its Top 25 Alumni to Watch throughout 2015.

Much like Klein recalling his own 25th year, the school invites the public to submit a birthday wish if they were turning 25. Enter the contest online at gustavson birthdaywish.hscampaigns.com/.

 

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