Albers Brief Fall 2020

Brave New World

Dean's Message

Joe Phillips

Eight months into COVID-19 and weeks after a contentious election, America has settled into a new normal.

We asked three alumni working in retail, healthcare, and travel what changes they’ve instituted that were inconceivable pre-pandemic, and whether these have spawned potential new opportunities for their business. We also posed the same questions to a current MBA student, a professional clarinetist whose goal is to transform a music scene ravaged by COVID, as well as our student-led coffee brand, MotMot.

Their answers all have a common theme: Despite an unsettling year, there is a brave new world of possibilities out there.

Albers shares that same mindset. Our transition to a virtual landscape has opened minds, expanded our audience beyond the confines of geography, and amplified our voice and mission in ways we had never imagined.

I hope you are inspired as we were by the stories contained in this issue of the Albers Brief.

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Joseph M. Phillips
Dean, Albers School of Business and Economics

Fall 2020 Stories and Features