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UO Business: The Magazine, Winter 2016

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CHARLES H. LUNDQUIST COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Sarah Nutter, Edward Maletis Dean Michael Crooke, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs Diane Del Guercio, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs Connie Brady, Associate Dean, Administration Robin Clement, Associate Dean, Continuous Improvement and Accreditation Monica Bray, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs John Hull, Assistant Dean, Portland Programs and Center Development Collette Niland, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs DEPARTMENT HEADS T. Bettina Cornwell, Marketing Angela Davis, Accounting Roberto Gutierrez, Finance Sergio Koreisha, Operations and Business Analytics Michael Russo, Management PROGRAMS AND CENTERS Shandon Bates, Information Services and Instructional Technology Deb Bauer, Honors Program Jessica Best, Career Services Dave Boush, Oregon Executive MBA Robin Clement, Master of Accounting Program Jim Engelhardt, Strategic Communications Michele Henney, Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis Nathan Lillegard, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship Izabel Loinaz, Center for Sustainable Business Practices Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, Sports Product Management Program Andrew Verner, PhD Program Whitney Wagoner, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center Kurt Zimmerman, Development and External Relations BOARD OF ADVISORS MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN © 2017 University of Oregon. An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Printed on Capistrano, 10 percent PCW (post-consumer waste). Manufactured FSC Certified. Publisher: Jim Engelhardt Editor-in-Chief: AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer: Tamra Holmes Contributing Writers: AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom, Jim Engelhardt, Lewis Taylor, Emily Halnon, George Evano, Melody Ward Leslie, Kit Alderdice Photographers: Paul W. Harvey IV, Kelly James, Charlie Litchfield, Jack Liu, Studio McDermott, Dusty Whitaker Printer: LYNX Group UO Business is a semi-annual publication for alumni and friends of the University of Oregon's Charles H. Lundquist College of Business. Published by Development and External Relations, Lundquist College of Business, 1208 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1208. 541-346-3370, fax 541-346-3338, business.uoregon.edu. Welcome to the winter edition of Lundquist College of Business magazine. It's been six months since our last magazine went to press, and it's a testament to our Lundquist College faculty, staff, students, and you, our unwavering supporters, that a transition period could be so incredibly productive. It all starts with the students, and ours are blowing away their peers in analytics competition, hackathons, and even at the Olympics. Meanwhile, our faculty members are earning national and international attention for their pioneering research. And our best fundraising year ever allowed us to name our first Professor of Practice in Finance, Scott Kerslake. Additionally, in recent months we have • Maintained our number one placement in the category of Best Green MBA as ranked by The Princeton Review for the second consecutive year • Secured a spot on Bloomberg Businessweek's best U.S. graduate business schools • Established a master of science degree in finance • Named our new dean • Fortified our academy with outstanding hires • Opened our new Portland home at 109 Naito. In the midst of this evolution, it's important to note a few things that have not changed, and we hope never will: the impressive grit of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the faithful support of our alumni and friends. You are the Lundquist College of Business, not us. Thank you for being amazing. As we look to the future, we greet 2017 sure of foot and ready for the good, hard work of preparing our students to not only enter the business world, but in doing so, make the world better for all. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Sarah Nutter, Edward Maletis Dean, Lundquist College of Business Bruce Blonigen, Interim Dean, Lundquist College of Business (August 1, 2016–January 16, 2017) Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science PASSION MEETS VISION IN 2017 Gwendolyn H. Lillis (Chair) Roger Best Mark Edlen Mick Friend Joe Hawes Lawrence Jackson Edward L. Maletis Molly Malone Jim Pliska Robert Poletti Steve Reynolds Merritt Richardson Ronald A. Sauer Wendy Tonkin Donald E. Tykeson (Emeritus)

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