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& YOU UT McCOMBS LEADERSHIP GUIDE 2016 For advisors, board members, and influential supporters


The eyes of Texas are upon you…


THE McCOMBS LEADERSHIP GUIDE 2016 contains insider information that will help you effectively lend your counsel, resources, and reputation in support of school initiatives. In short, this guide seeks to fortify the unique and powerful partnership between you and the university. You will find herein highlights of specific focus areas within the school, recent significant achievements, and an introduction to our school management team in each strategic area. Additionally, please watch for these calls-toaction throughout:

YOU&UT How you can make a difference in ways that match your life mission

In May of 2017, we will commemorate 100 years since The University of Texas at Austin graduated its first class of students earning the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. It is my hope that you will feel successful, appreciated, and in the know as you help pay it forward for future generations of world changers.

‌’til Gabriel blows his horn.

JAY HARTZELL D E AN AN D CEN T EN N IAL CHAIR IN B USI N E S S EDU C ATI O N LE A D ER SH I P

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM NAMED: Jay Hartzell was selected as the new dean in December 2015. He has previously served as senior associate dean, chair of the finance department, and executive director of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. Hartzell named Eric Hirst senior associate dean, and Steve Limberg dean of graduate programs. Dean Ad Interim Laura Starks returned to her previous post as associate dean for research. David Platt continues as dean of undergraduate programs.


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LEADERSHIP TIP No. 1

HOW TO SHOW TEXAS SWAGGER There is no better means to stride like a trailblazer than in a classy pair of cowboy boots. Lead the way!

ANATOMY OF A GOOD BOOT EXTRA STRONG PULL STRAPS SO YOU CAN QUICKLY JUMP INTO ACTION

HIGH-QUALITY LEATHER DOUBLE STITCHING FOR LONG-LASTING DURABILITY

STRONG SOLES FOR BLAZING YOUR OWN TRAIL

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Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking.’ PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH


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YOU&UT TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Knowledge Creation Energy Entrepreneurship Health Care Leadership Development Student Programs Scholarships and Endowments Career Support Corporate Engagement Experiential Learning Executive Education Advisory Leadership McCombs Lifetime Leaders Alumni Network


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KNOWLEDGE CREATION

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he university is a Tier One research institution dedicated to the creation of new knowledge through research and analysis. Dean Hartzell feels strongly that academic research supercharges student learning and career preparation by exposing students to curiosity and inventive thinking. All faculty members teach, including those who are highly productive researchers, and every student is exposed to the skills that are critical for inquiry and discovery.

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Your support of UT’s research mission helps us to discover solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, enabling students to learn how to analyze problems from multiple perspectives and deal with uncertainty. These are critically needed skills — whether in the sciences, humanities, or the business world. GREGORY L. FENVES P R E SID EN T T H E U N IVER SIT Y O F T E X A S AT AUSTIN

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YOU &UT KNOWLEDGE CREATION Create a Faculty Endowment: Promote growth in our academic capacity and reputation while also paying tribute to the named honoree

Support a Center or Initiative: Help drive innovation in a particular field of study or industry and become a key player in that discovery process

Establish a Fellowship: Develop the next generation of elite business thinkers and teachers by creating an endowment to support doctoral students

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2015-16 GLOBAL RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY (UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings)

With 221 articles published over five years in top academic journals, McCombs is counted among the five schools producing the world’s most impactful business research, joining four elite private schools: Wharton, Harvard, MIT Sloan, and NYU Stern.


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TENURED FACULTY: Associate professors have met the rigorous standards of the tenure process that protect faculty from arbitrary dismissal, thus enabling unbiased scholarship. “Professor” is the highest academic rank and requires outstanding teaching and research contributions.

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TENURE-TRACK FACULTY: Assistant professors are hired for their teaching expertise and research potential. During their six-year probationary appointments, they are vetted for their potential to be major contributors to their disciplines.

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LECTURER: Lecturers are hired for their teaching expertise and/or special knowledge of industry practices or public policy issues.

DOCTORAL (Ph.D.) RANKINGS McCombs serves as a training ground for future business educators, through our respected doctoral programs that prepare Ph.D. candidates for tenure-track research and teaching posts

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Representative Faculty Research Honors Luis Martins, Professor and Department Chair, Management National Science Foundation Grant for Engineering Education

Lillian Mills, Professor, Accounting Ray M. Sommerfield Outstanding Tax Educator Award, American Taxation Association

Michael Clement, Professor, Accounting Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame

Tim Werner, Assistant Professor, Business, Government, and Society Best Conference Paper, Strategic Management Society

Laura Starks, Professor, Finance, and Associate Dean for Research 2016 Corporate Governance Award Sheridan Titman, Professor, Finance 2016 Trailblazer in Finance Award for Research Excellence Wayne Hoyer, Professor and Department Chair, Marketing Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Robert Prentice, Professor and Department Chair, Business, Government, and Society Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business Anitesh Barua, Professor, Information, Risk, and Operations Management Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Andrew Whinston, Professor, Information, Risk, and Operations Management Career Research Excellence Award, University Co-op

Guoming Lai, Associate Professor, Information, Risk, and Operations Management Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Award, Production and Operation Management Society Richard Lowery, Assistant Professor, Finance, and Brian J. White, Assistant Professor, Accounting CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award David A. Harrison, Professor, Management McCombs Career Award for Outstanding Research, Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers List Brian White, Assistant Professor, Accounting McCombs Research Excellence Award Bill Kinney, Professor, Accounting Accounting Hall of Fame

CONTACTS ERIC HIRST Senior Associate Dean 512-471-5058 eric.hirst@mccombs.utexas.edu

LAURA STARKS Associate Dean for Research 512-471-5899 laura.starks@mccombs.utexas.edu

ROBERT FREEMAN Accounting Department Chair 512-471-5332 robert.freeman@mccombs.utexas.edu

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New Appointments and Fellowships Effective September 1, 2016 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS


FELLOWSHIPS

Shuping Chen – Wilton E. and Catherine A. Thomas Professorship in Accounting


Francisco Polidoro – College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Centennial Fellowship #2

Volker Laux – Aubrey and Elsie Fariss Professorship in Accounting
 David Spence – Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professorship in Business Law
 Ed Anderson – Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wright, Jr. Centennial Professorship 
 Clemens Sialm – Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Centennial Professorship in Commercial Banking


Brian Monsen, Ph.D. Student, Accounting – 2016 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Shannon Chen, Ph.D. Student, Accounting – Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund

Julie Irwin – Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professorship in Business
 Rajashri Srinivasan – Sam Barshop Centennial Professorship in Marketing Administration

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Business, Government, and Society Department Chair Faculty Director, Ethics Unwrapped 512-471-5246 rprentice@mail.utexas.edu

ROBERT PARRINO Finance Department Chair 512-471-5788 robert.parrino@mccombs.utexas.edu

STEVE GILBERT Information, Risk, and Operations Management Department Chair 512-471-9456 steve.gilbert@mccombs.utexas.edu

LUIS MARTINS Management Department Chair 512-471-5286 lmartins@utexas.edu

WAYNE HOYER Marketing Department Chair 512-471-1128 wayne.hoyer@mccombs.utexas.edu


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SHAPING BUSINESS CONVERSATIONS While research is by nature incremental, each study draws experts closer to conclusions with direct business application — and national media help spread the word.

Why Companies Are Blind to Child Labor Harvard Business Review January 28, 2016

When the Push for Big, New Ideas Can Put Your Company in Danger

Representative Research Conferences and Symposia at McCombs

Inc. Magazine, March 1, 2016

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center Texas Private Equity Conference

JULIE IRWIN, Professor, Business, Government, and Society; Marketing

FRANCISCO POLIDORO, Jr., Associate Professor, Management

If consumers have a product’s ethical information right in front of them … they will factor the information into their decision-making — but they will not go out of their way to seek it out. People remain willfully ignorant because information about ethical attributes can be … difficult to process.

PAMELA R. HAUNSCHILD, Professor Emeritus, Management

Even the brightest minds cycle through periods of learning and periods of forgetting … Researchers found that as the push for innovation bubbles to the top of the priority list, the focus on other crucial priorities is reduced. Innovation and safety come into conflict.

Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely?

Do 401(k) Providers Favor Their Own Funds?

Harvard Business Review January-February 2016

The Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2016

ETHAN BURRIS, Associate Professor, Management

New academic research shows that mutual-fund companies tend to favor their own funds when setting the menus for the 401(k) plans they administer. And, more important, they tend to keep those funds on the menu even when the funds are underperforming.

When employees can voice their concerns freely, organizations see increased retention and stronger performance … Business units whose employees reported speaking up more had significantly better financial and operational results than others.

CLEMENS SIALM, Professor, Finance

Herb Kelleher Center Academic Conference Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Symposium Annual Austin Electricity Conference Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business Symposium Workshop on Social and Business Analytics Real Estate Finance and Investment Summer Research Symposium McCombs Accounting Research Conference Strategy and the Business Environment Conference Finance Seminar Speaker Series McCombs Executive Summit, UBC and MIS Association


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ENERGY

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he university is uniquely situated to be preeminent in preparing energy leaders and serving as a catalyst for energy knowledge discovery thanks to our location, broad expertise, and strong industry ties. In the words of former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, “We are the flagship university with innovative energy research and curriculum, and you would expect all of these offerings to be at the University of Texas.”

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Partnering with the Energy Management Program provided access to students well-grounded in energy related commercial, business and technical subjects. A solid investment for any company into a top tier pipeline of talent to recruit from and develop into the next generation of industry leaders! LARRY G. SVAB R E TIR ED, FO R M ER VI CE P R E SID EN T L AN D B H P B ILLITO N P E T RO LEU M CHAIR OF THE TEXAS ENERGY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL M c CO M B S SCH O O L

Energy Management Program Over $4 million has been raised to create these specialized courses, which are open to all UT majors. These courses expose students to business, law, geoscience, and petroleum operations, including field experiences such as a well-site visit supported by BHP Billiton.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business The KBH Center, created by McCombs and the UT School of Law, provides educational opportunities to students pursuing careers in energy and encourages dialogue on energy challenges, technologies, laws, and policies. The center convened a 2016 Mexico City symposium on efficient energy market regulation.

TEXAS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION OFFERINGS FOR ENERGY EXECUTIVES

• E nergy finance and business valuation • Decision and risk analysis • E conomics and technology in energy value chains • Energy policies

UT Energy Poll

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National energy reporters and commentators, policy influencers, industry producers, and energy innovators rely on the results of this biannual poll, which tracks perceptions and trends among U.S. energy consumers.

• M anaging external stakeholder relationships

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National Energy Finance Challenge MBA teams from top U.S. schools gather every fall to analyze realistic finance issues facing the energy industry. Partners in 2015 included lead sponsor Chevron, plus ConocoPhillips, and Schlumberger Business Consulting.

Austin Electricity Conference McCombs sponsors many collaborative opportunities for industry professionals and academics. For example, in 2016, this popular annual conference addressed rapid growth of distributed energy resources.

YOU &UT ENERGY Grow the KBH Center: We are recruiting advisors with energy expertise, and continue to raise funds for an endowment to support energy thought leadership and training Join the Texas Energy Management Council: Sponsors get direct access to students and faculty, as well as networking with other energy professionals in both formal and informal engagements

Support the National Energy Finance Challenge: Industry executives and recruiters provide real-world authenticity to this national MBA competition, now in its 12th year

Host a Global Connections Energy Trek: MBA student teams combine international travel with consulting to solve challenges for sponsoring corporations around the world

CONTACTS JOHN C. BUTLER Associate Director of Academics Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business 512-232-6821 butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu

SHERIDAN TITMAN Faculty Director, Business and Economics Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business 512-232-2787 titman@mail.utexas.edu

LEADERSHIP TIP No. 2

HOW TO TALK BIDNESS Tips for Being an Advocate by Associate Dean Gaylen Paulson

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT and promote your ideas KNOW WHAT THEY WANT and how to respond SPOT PROBLEMS FIRST before offering solutions KNOW WHO IS ON YOUR SIDE and recruit their support RELAX, SMILE, and reduce the tension


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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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ustin tops the Kauffman Institute Index for Metropolitan Startup Activity for 2015 and is No. 1 for U.S. STEM job creation (Dallas and Houston closely follow). At the core is a university with the determination to change the world through research, technology commercialization, and of course, teaching that inspires creativity and innovation among our 51,000 students. As the number and scope of entrepreneurship programs increase at the school, Professor Luis Martins, chair of the department of management, has been appointed to serve as the McCombs Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator. He will foster collaboration among faculty and program leaders in shaping the school’s growing portfolio of entrepreneurship courses and resources.

Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal (HKC)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONTACT

The center develops and communicates new knowledge about entrepreneurship, publishes case studies, develops programming and resources to promote entrepreneurship by McCombs and UT students, fosters academic and business collaboration, and facilitates the development of successful entrepreneurs. The Center recently launched a design lab to encourage business innovation in collaboration with Frog Design, IBM’s Design Center, and R/GA.

Management Department Chair Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator 512-471-5286 lmartins@utexas.edu

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (JBTVL)

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This campus-wide initiative exposes graduate students to entrepreneurship and helps founders get “investor ready.” Key initiatives include the JBTVL Accelerator, MBA scholarships, entrepreneurship coursework, and the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC). Assistant Director Harlan Beverly, MBA ’04, teaches Lean Startup Essentials at the undergraduate level. JBTVL received the MBA Roundtable Innovator Award in October 2015.

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Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC)

Women Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

“Investor-Ready” graduate student-led startups now compete twice a year for a wide array of investment funds. Spring 2016 included nine MSTC teams and 15 MBA teams. Dozens of companies have been launched through TVLIC, and the competition has been revamped and expanded to even more effectively enable startup success. Winner QuickPlan Solutions (an MSTC team, now Progrys Field Solutions) rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, a TVLIC sponsor.

Accomplished women business founders and executives share success tips on advocacy, negotiation, and other areas. Run by the HKC entrepreneur in residence, this program is open for sponsorship.

Startup Mentor Madness Aspiring student entrepreneurs meet with startup founders and investors for validation, advice, and network expansion. HKC is looking for additional mentors.

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LUIS MARTINS

Texas Venture Labs Director 512-633-5955 rob.adams@mccombs.utexas.edu

HARLAN BEVERLY Texas Venture Labs Assistant Director 512-814-8238 harlan.beverly@mccombs.utexas.edu


Jon and Rebecca Brumley Business Accelerator The top floor of Rowling Hall will feature the JBTVL accelerator lab designed to enable graduate student and alumni entrepreneurs to collaborate and access university startup resources.

Entrepreneurship Live! Broadcast by TEX Talks in Collaboration with HKC A speaker series and podcast featuring entrepreneurs from different industries enables students and the community to experience a “live” case study and learn about the entrepreneurial process.

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Texas MBA Venture Fellows Graduate students work in crossdisciplinary teams to accelerate the launch of local startups. The group hosted the Venture Capital Investment Competition in February, and completed treks to Silicon Valley and New York City.

Wells Fargo Clean Technology Award Wells Fargo renewed its support to expand TVLIC and attract clean energy technology solutions. Clean Tech winner Texas Guadaloop (Spring 2016) is a team of 40+ students working on SpaceX Hyperloop development.

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FUNDS RAISED BY NINE JBTVL PARTNER COMPANIES IN 2016 (Including three companies founded by McCombs alumni)

The fund raising track record for JBTVL Practicum companies is substantial, with 37 percent of portfolio companies going on to raise capital. More than $388 million has been raised since JBTVL’s founding, including six acquisitions.

I enjoy talking to the creative students about their ideas. It’s fun. Supporting entrepreneurship at McCombs is fulfilling a dream. JON BRUMLEY, BBA ’61 MULTIPLE COMPANY FOUNDER AND INVESTOR; NAMING DONOR JON BRUMLEY TEXAS VENTURE LABS

YOU &UT ENTREPRENEURSHIP Be a Mentor, Speaker, or Judge: If you are a serial entrepreneur or an active investor, take the opportunity to lend your insight and encouragement to student and alumni entrepreneurs Become an Academic Partner: HKC can connect you with academic and research initiatives relevant to your industry, including funding for the speaker series

Help Launch the Design Lab: HKC is looking for strategic partners for a design thinking program for students, faculty, and professionals

Sponsor the Entrepreneurship Live! Speaker Series and Podcast: HKC is seed funding this student-run program, and invites long-term support for the initiative

Support JBTVL Programming: Donors are invited to sit on the JBTVL Advisory Board Help Complete the JBTVL Endowment: We are raising the last round of JBTVL’s endowment of $3 million, which includes naming rights to the new graduate investment competition Fund a Scholarship or Fellowship: Opportunities to make a difference include the MBA Entrepreneur Summer Fellowship, MBA Women Entrepreneurship Scholarship, and JBTVL MBA Scholarship Competition Refer an Austin Startup: Encourage fully managed startups to apply for the JBTVL Accelerator

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HEALTH CARE

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he new medical school at UT Austin greatly expanded collaborative opportunities on issues such as value-based health care strategy. McCombs has established ongoing research relationships with UT Dell Med, particularly in the Integrated Practice Units. Additionally, the school has set up practicums with Seton, while pursuing relationships with private entities in health innovation, including Frog Design and Healthbox, and creating a life sciences startup program incorporating capabilities from the JBTVL, IC2, and Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Serving on the Healthcare@McCombs Advisory Council has put me in the heart of one of the most exciting moments in UT Austin history, the opening of the new medical school and the blossoming of health care-related education all across campus. BRYAN GRUNDHOEFER M BA ’8 5 PRESIDENT, WELLMED MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Systems Symposium This event draws 350 researchers, clinicians, and health care administrators to discuss over 50 research studies from 19 UT units, and other universities. It also attracts researchers from Seton, St. David’s, and Central Health.

Undergraduate Health Care Case Competition DaVita sponsored and wrote the first health care case for undergraduate students in their first partnership with the school, for a competition held in conjunction with the Healthcare Delivery Systems Symposium.

Business Innovation for Successful Entrepreneurship McCombs and the UT Medical Branch at Galveston offer this course in entrepreneurship for graduate students, post grads, medical students, and doctors interested in launching a biotech startup.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO BBA ALUMNI ENTERING UT DELL MED Saloni Naik, BBA ’14, and Noah Minor, BBA ’16 are not the first McCombs graduates to pursue medical degrees, but we’re proud that these business-savvy future MDs are among the first 50 students entering UT’s new medical school.


Business of Health Care Certificate [Photo]

Three new undergraduate business classes in health care management, operations, and policy/law are included in this new certificate program starting in Fall 2016. Over 50 percent of applicants are pre-med.

MBA Concentration in Health Care

Professor Teisberg will serve on the medical school’s faculty with a joint appointment at McCombs. She is the coauthor, with Harvard’s Michael Porter, of Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results.

CONTACTS EDWARD ANDERSON Health Care Initiative Director 512-471-6394 edward.anderson@mccombs.utexas.edu

ROANNA FLOWERS Health Care Initiative Coordinator 512-232-6695 roanna.flowers@mccombs.utexas.edu

The MBA health care concentration includes a new health care ecosystems management class held in conjunction with UT Dell Med. This concentration includes the establishment of the student-driven MBA Health Innovation Fellows.

Texas Health Catalyst Projects This cross-campus effort provides grants for product-focused research projects designed to improve the value of care in women’s health, osteoarthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Health Care Faculty Hiring McCombs continues to pursue top faculty hires in health care policy, operations, management, and information systems. This includes joint hires with UT Dell Med such as leading health care transformer Elizabeth Teisberg.

YOU &UT HEALTH CARE Join the Healthcare@McCombs Advisory Council: Help guide our engagement on health care delivery initiatives during this exciting time when doors are opening across the UT System

Support the Business of Health Care Certificate: Gain exposure to students who are interested in the health care industry through speaking, recruitment, and scholarships

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romising new programs and infrastructure devoted to leadership assessment and training, new curriculum options, and strategic partnerships are underway at the school Where Leadership is Earned™. The school’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, a university laboratory for leadership exploration and learning, will receive prominent visibility within the new Rowling Hall.

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Our partnership with the McCombs Center for Leadership and Ethics is a key strategy in helping our managers to win the hearts and minds of our people. To compete in today’s global market, we rely on McCombs, and now the CLE, to support coaching of high potentials, implement leadership practices, and provide guidance on development strategy to our leaders and HR team. MICHAEL RAIFORD CO R P O R AT E VI CE P R E SID EN T: FAB EN G IN EERIN G SAMSU N G AUSTIN SEM I CO N D U C TO R

Center for Leadership and Ethics (CLE)

Ethics Unwrapped

LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Ethics, CSR & Service Learning

Seeking to set the standard for the next generation of leaders, the center supports research and leadership classes, and develops partnerships supporting leadership practicums and analytics. Samsung became the founding corporate partner of CLE in 2016.

This growing library of 50 videos, case studies, and teaching notes created by the Business, Government, and Society department is integrated into curriculum at over 500 campuses in 170 countries. The Teagle Foundation funded a collaborative effort with UT’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Fine Arts.

Leadership Labs

LeaderShape® Institute

BBA Leadership Capstone

Rowling Hall will have five leadership labs where students can meet with anyone in the world. The labs will allow audio and video recording to enable effective leadership coaching before or during a meeting.

Over 1,500 UT students have participated in this intensive and energizing six-day program designed to teach leadership with integrity. It is co-sponsored by McCombs and the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Interpersonal Dynamics Lab Class

Intro to Management in a Global Environment Global Management Capstone Management Social Entrepreneurship Practicums Studies in Social Entrepreneurship Washington Campus First-Year Interest Group Community Service Texas MBA Leadership Capstone Classes MBA Global Connections BE Global Summer Internships Abroad

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BBA 360 Assessments National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Trek to Patagonia Leadership Workshops and Events


“Leaders need time to pause, learn, and renew. Brain health is a critical element in leadership development, enabling leaders to be more mindful and creative in their collaborative and strategic work.” JON MERTZ FOUNDER, THIN DIFFERENCE; DONOR, BRAIN TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM

Brain Training

Social Entrepreneurship Classes

This pilot program within the Center for Leadership and Ethics seeks to integrate executive training approaches from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas to help improve productive thinking.

Dennis Passovoy, Karen Landolt, and other faculty members offer opportunities for social entrepreneurs, teaching courses that build skills and foster a passion for solving social issues and behaving ethically.

Texas Enactus

Business for Good Summit

Student, academic, and business leaders collaborate on identifying and solving community problems through social entrepreneurship. This student group has competed in a national competition for the last five years.

Executives and students in finance, operations, marketing, strategy, and engineering discuss ways to leverage sustainability for corporate and social good. MBA Net Impact student leaders run the summit.

Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders

Brandy Peña attended Subiendo as a high school student.

The CFP Foundation donated $1 million in 2016 to fund college scholarships for disadvantaged youth who have participated in Subiendo. Google recently collaborated to develop an entrepreneurship program focused on students at the UT Elementary School, fostering a startup spirit in our youngest Longhorns.

“The networking skills she learned helped her make connections her freshman year … She completed an accounting internship with Ernst & Young as a sophomore,” reports U.S. News and World Report.

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CONTACTS LAURA GUENTHER Center for Leadership and Ethics Director 512-574-1466 laura.guenther@mccombs.utexas.edu

CARA BIASUCCI Ethics Unwrapped Program Director 512-232-6755 cara.biasucci@mccombs.utexas.edu

STEPHANIE HINOJOSA-GALVAN BBA Student Life Director 512-232-5903 stephanie.hinojosa-galvan@mccombs. utexas.edu

DEIDRA STEPHENS MBA+ Leadership Program Director 512-232-3780 deidra.stephens@mccombs.utexas.edu

YOU &UT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Fund Tomorrow’s Leaders: Contribute to the Subiendo endowment to create additional college scholarships for high school students who have participated in The Academy for Rising Leaders Make Leadership a Key Priority: Support the Center for Leadership and Ethics, LeaderShape®, or other McCombs initiatives, such as the Women in Leadership panel held in September

Join the Ethics Advisory Council: Join the current 10-member council of individuals and corporate representatives dedicated to advancing ethics education across all disciplines Help Create the Leadership Council: Grow the school’s capacity to train McCombs graduates for the complex leadership challenges ahead

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LEADERSHIP TIP No. 3

HOW TO BRAG LIKE A TEXAN Nothing shows off accomplishment quite like the glowing UT Tower. Help us tell our story!

TOWER CELEBRATION LIGHTING

ALL WHITE IS THE TOWER’S EVERYDAY LOOK

WHITE SHAFT WITH AN ORANGE TOP MARKS REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL VICTORIES AND BOWL GAME WINS

ALL ORANGE WITH A WHITE “1” MEANS AN ACADEMIC NATIONAL RECOGNITION OR CHAMPIONSHIP

ALL ORANGE IS FOR ACADEMIC OR STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS, AND OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS + ADD FIREWORKS FOR CELEBRATORY EVENTS

ICYMI The Tower glowed orange on April 27, 2016 for McCombs student competition winners: • National Real Estate Challenge • HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition • National Investment Competition • National USC Stock Pitch Competition • National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition • Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Texas Exes honored six Distinguished Alumni by lighting the Tower on Nov. 6, 2015, including:

DAN BURCK BBA ’56

JAMES C. LANGDON BBA ’67, J.D. ’70


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cCombs renewed its five-year accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting, a distinction held by only 183 schools. The association envisions five key roles for the innovative, connected, and nimble business schools of tomorrow: • Catalysts for Innovation

• Leaders on Leadership

• Hubs of Lifelong Learning

• Enablers of Global Prosperity

• Co-creators of Knowledge

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My time at UT Austin taught me skills for a successful career, and opened my mind to the bigger picture of the world around me, including the importance of lifting others. Staying engaged with the school, and most especially with students, allows me to do just that.

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GARY C. KELLY, BBA ’77 CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEO, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES LIFETIME MEMBER, McCOMBS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Texas BBA 2015-16 Enrollment: 4,638 With the largest enrollment since 1993, the highest enrolled SAT ever, the highest average starting salary to date, and the highest four-year graduation rate on campus, undergraduate education celebrates its centennial in very good shape. New initiatives include a Mexico City exchange with ITESM, creation of a national women’s business case competition, and a renewed emphasis on entrepreneurship. Texas BBA includes an elite Business Honors Program of 600 students that may well be the best in the country.

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BBA CONTACT DAVID PLATT Undergraduate Programs Associate Dean 512-471-3518 david.platt@mccombs.utexas.edu

UT Austin celebrates 100 years of undergraduate business education. The university was among the first 16 business schools invited to become AACSB members 100 years ago. YOU & UT McCOMBS LEADERSHIP GUIDE 2016


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Texas MBA 2015-16 Enrollment: 1,201 One Texas MBA with six flexible formats: full-time; evening and executive in Austin; weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston; and executive in Mexico City. Offering a globally diverse perspective, a dynamic team-based culture, a vibrant community, and faculty ranked Top 10 by Princeton Review for seven years straight, the Texas MBA will gain even further appeal with the move to Rowling Hall.

MBA CONTACT STEPHEN LIMBERG Graduate Programs Associate Dean 512-471-7698 TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu

Texas MPA 2015-16 Enrollment: 295 The Texas Master in Professional Accounting program builds on the No. 1-ranked accounting expertise of the school, offering both an “integrated” five-year program for McCombs accounting students, and a “traditional” oneyear master’s degree open to students with an undergraduate degree from any major. Consistently, 95 percent of MPA students are employed or receive job offers by graduation.

MPA CONTACT STEPHEN T. SMITH Texas MPA Senior Director 512-471-5565 stephen.smith@mccombs.utexas.edu

Texas MS Programs Texas MS Marketing began classes in July 2016, joining the existing Texas MS Business Analytics and Texas MS Finance programs, all 10-month, 36-hour graduate programs. “We’re working folks very, very hard in a compressed time frame,” Director Michael Hasler told Fortune Magazine in The Hottest New MBA is Not an MBA at All.

MS CONTACTS

TEXAS MS BUSINESS ANALYTICS

MICHAEL HASLER

2015-16 Enrollment: 59

Texas MS Business Analytics Program Director 512-232-8192 michael.hasler@mccombs.utexas.edu

MS Business Analytics students got jobs with McKinsey & Company, Alvarez & Marsal, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Google, Amazon, GoPro, the NFL, and Bloomberg in 2016.

TEXAS MS FINANCE 2015-16 Enrollment: 50

MS Finance job positions in 2016 included analysts and consultants in corporate finance, equity, investment, and valuation. Salaries ranged from $49,000 to $85,000, not including bonuses.

JOE HAHN Texas MS Finance Program Director 512-232-6703 joe.hahn@mccombs.utexas.edu

TEXAS MS MARKETING Inaugural Class in 2016-17: 14

JADE DEKINDER

The diversity of MS Marketing’s first class was impressive. The international mix included students from China and India. Fifty percent were women, and backgrounds ranged from engineering to fine arts.

Texas MS Marketing Program Director 512-232-3745 jade.dekinder@mccombs.utexas.edu


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ACCOUNTING—UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE, AND DOCTORAL Public Accounting Report, and U.S. News and World Report

BEST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS U.S. News and World Report, 2017

BEST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS The Financial Engineer, 2016

TOP UNIVERSITIES FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SCM World, 2016

BEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016

BEST GLOBAL MBA IN U.S. AméricaEconomía, 2016

BEST PART-TIME MBA U.S. News and World Report, 2017

BEST EXECUTIVE MBA IN U.S. Eduniversal, 2016

BEST GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM U.S. News & World Report, 2017

TEXAS MBA

JOB SKILLS MOST VALUED BY RECRUITERS (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016)

CONSULTING

No. 1 for Strategic Thinking No. 3 for Communication Skills ENERGY

No. 1 for Communication Skills No. 3 for Leadership Skills TECHNOLOGY

Texas Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC)

No. 2 for Creative Problem-Solving No. 3 for Strategic Thinking

2015-16 Enrollment: 80 Students quickly learn the skills to profitably launch innovative technology products into the marketplace during this one-year master’s program. MSTC meets on campus or online allowing students to remain fully employed. MSTC teams have won five of the last six TVLIC business plan competitions, a testament to the program’s effectiveness.

MSTC CONTACT STUART BONE Master of Science in Technology Commercialization Program Manager 512-471-4700 stuart.bone@mccombs.utexas.edu

Ph.D. 2015-16 Enrollment: 103 Doctoral programs at UT Austin primarily prepare students for exceptional academic careers. Highly competitive, the programs admit only around 5 percent of applicants each year. Each academic department has a coordinator for the doctoral program.

Texas Business Foundations Program 2015-16 Enrollment: 6,356 Students from all majors gain business skills through this certificate program offered in the classroom or online. Halliburton recently gave $1 million to renew its financial support of the Texas BFP Summer Institute, a summertime version of the program that teaches the same core business concepts in an integrated manner and includes leadership training, mock interviews, and professional development.

BFP CONTACT REGINA WILSON HUGHES Texas BFP Director 512-471-4764 regina.hughes@mccombs.utexas.edu

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND ENDOWMENTS

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cholarships allow McCombs to recruit and retain some of the nation’s top students, giving us a competitive edge over other business schools and creating a diverse student body. Thanks to our donors, McCombs currently has 389 endowed scholarships and counting. “These scholarships ensure that the best and brightest come to the McCombs School,” says Dean Hartzell

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We need to pull together … to help create educational opportunities for the millions of young people in Texas today that we don’t have enough seats or resources to educate. SAM L. SUSSER P R E SID EN T SUS SER H O LDIN G S II , L . P.

McCombs Scholars The first wave of McCombs Scholars graduated this year, with 120 scholarships raised totaling over $33.5 million. With a goal of 375 scholarships, the school is especially encouraging alumni under age 40 to give.

McCOMBS SCHOLARS PROGRAM LEVELS Forty Acres Scholarship: $500,000 McCombs President’s Scholarship: $250,000 McCombs Dean’s Scholarships: $125,000

Texas BBA Parents Council Scholarship Four students received scholarships funded by the Parents Council to attend one of 29 study abroad destinations. The council won a CASE Silver Award for Best Practice in Fundraising.

“The semester abroad…positively changed my outlook on my personal beliefs, values, and goals in life.” Manuel Pacheco, BBA ’16

Holbrook Scholars Fifteen MPA students pursuing taxation careers were selected to receive scholarships funded by lecturer Terri Holbrook and her husband Ed. “I know each one will be successful,” Holbrook says.

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“I am determined to reach a position where I am able to give back to those in need as you have done for me.” Hortencia Campbell MPA ’16 McCombs Scholar


Faculty Endowments There are currently 174 faculty endowments funded by donor support for research activities, specialized teaching assignments, and associated academic costs such as travel and research assistants.

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Endowed Excellence Funds

These funds support career-enriching student experiences such as treks, practicums, leadership programs, conferences, club activities, and scholarships targeted at specialized programs.

771 Program and Center Endowments

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Support can be targeted for specific academic programs and professorships, or specialized research projects and industry collaborations conducted by centers of excellence at the school.

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BBA ACADEMIC ADVISORS National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advising Program HEIDI TOPRAC, SENIOR LECTURER, FINANCE CBA Foundation Advisory Award for Innovative Teaching CLEMENS SIALM, PROFESSOR, FINANCE Joe D. Beasley Teaching Excellence Award

FRAN PEDERSEN, LECTURER, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND SOCIETY Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching RAM RANGANATHAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MANAGEMENT Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award

BRITT FREUND, ASSISTANT DEAN, DISTINGUISHED SENIOR LECTURER, TEXAS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION Fawn & Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education PRABHUDEV KONANA, PROFESSOR, INFORMATION, RISK, AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Nation’s Best Professors by Poets & Quants for Undergrads

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REPRESENTATIVE TEACHING AND ADVISING AWARDS

SANDY LEEDS, DISTINGUISHED SENIOR LECTURER, FINANCE Jim Nolen Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

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Faculty Endowments 172

TOTAL NUMBER OF ENDOWMENTS 2015-16

KELLY LEAHY KAMM, SENIOR LECTURER, FINANCE Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching

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2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

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YOU &UT SCHOLARSHIPS AND ENDOWMENTS Fund a Scholarship: You can help an undergraduate or graduate student overcome financial barriers to gain the educational advantages you have enjoyed

Support the BBA Endowment: The program is launching a $4 million endowment to support additional scholarships, course offerings, career programs, and student experiences

GRETCHEN CHARRIER, SENIOR LECTURER, ACCOUNTING Professor of the Year, UT Senate of College Councils LUIS MARTINS, DEPARTMENT CHAIR, PROFESSOR, MANAGEMENT Provost’s Teaching Fellow KAREN LANDOLT, LECTURER, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND SOCIETY LCCE Tower Award for Outstanding Community-Based Learning ANTONIS KARTAPANIS, PH.D. STUDENT, ACCOUNTING SHANNON M. PROVOST, PH.D. STUDENT, INFORMATION, RISK, AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence

CONTACTS DIANNE BANGLE

such as real estate or entrepreneurship

Executive Director of Development 512-475-8177 dianne.bangle@mccombs.utexas.edu

Help Fifth Year MPA Students: Join our effort to raise scholarships

EMILY DORAN

Contribute to MBA Fellowships: These are very program specific,

for MPA graduate students in our No. 1-ranked accounting program

Join the McCombs Scholars Committee: Help us organize and reach scholarship donors within your city or network

Director of Development and Alumni Engagement 512-475-8144 emily.doran@mccombs.utexas.edu


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areer services is an integrated part of the McCombs student experience, growing in importance and scope as the school adds new student populations, such as from the one-year master’s programs. Every degree program has dedicated staff and resources for career support. Graduate career services will have enhanced staffing at Rowling Hall. There will also be new recruiter resources to better support MBA hiring. Meanwhile, BBA Career Expo attendance and company participation is the highest ever.

Working Professional and Executive MBA Career Enhancements

Texas BBA Women’s Council

Expanded career management support has been added, with advanced workshops, career webcasts, executive coaching, alumni networking, Leadership Fellows, and lifetime access to Wall Street Prep.

This is a women-directed undergraduate initiative that encourages women to enter the business world. It features weekly seminars, mentorship, a breakfast forum, and a new leadership symposium.

Improved Job Posting System

McCombs Diversity Council

Online student recruiting systems have been updated and improved, making it easier for recruiters to post opportunities and easier for students to find and respond to internship and full-time job postings.

Students increase their understanding of diversity issues in the workplace, build professional connections, and participate in competitions and career development activities with support from over 20 companies.

Wall Street for McCombs This alumni-driven initiative increases the visibility of Wall Street opportunities for students and provides mentorship and training to prepare them for the hiring process. Investment banking accounted for 10 percent of MBA placements in 2016.

“I had the privilege of working directly with executives from Target to organize a major case competition on campus.” Brenden McDonough BHP ’18

“We are building bridges between Texas finance students and Wall Street investment firms. Results are encouraging, driving us to systematically escalate our engagement in line with the school’s strategic plans. More students are pursing finance careers. They are getting hired, extending a hand to rising finance students, and their outstanding preparation reflects well on all of us.” JAKE FOLEY, BBA ’88, MPA ’88 MANAGING DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SPONSORS COVERAGE GROUP HOULIHAN LOKEY CHAIR, WALL STREET FOR McCOMBS

CAREER ACTIVITIES WITH CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT • Industry-Specific Student Treks • Info Sessions/Coffee Chats/Lunch & Learns • C areer Fairs: Career Connections, Careers Now • Orientation Panels • Challenges/Case Competitions/ Consulting Projects • Employer Workshops • SXSW Interactive Trade Show • Market-Specific Interview Forums • MBA+ Micro-Consulting Projects

Target Your Future

Sophomore Development Program

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

First-generation students and those from traditionally under-represented populations strengthen career skills and build a professional network with mentorship from companies such as ConocoPhillips.

Created in 2015, this program helps integrate transfer students into the McCombs academic and career environment with twice-a-week seminars and mentorship from alumni and fellow students.

• Leveraging LinkedIn • Making Small Talk • Rock Your Interview • Austin Job Search • TVL Hiring Workshop • Private Wealth Prep Session • Business Resumes for MBA Veterans • Immigration Summit • Evaluate and Negotiate Your Offer • Finding a Startup Job in Your Jeans • Just-in-Time Job Search • Internship Success Workshop

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CAREER SCORECARD BBA MEDIAN SALARY 2014-15

$60,000 + $6,222 Bonus

BBA CAREER WEEKS

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MBA MEDIAN SALARY 2015-16

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MBA STUDENTS TAKING OFFERS FROM THEIR INTERNSHIPS

TOP MBA JOBS By Industries + Technology + Consulting + Financial Services Interim Report for 2016: Data collected through June 9, 2016

TOP BBA JOBS By Industries

MPA MEDIAN SALARY By Industries

+ Consulting + Banking + Technology TOP CONSULTING FIRMS Hiring Texas BBA Students • Accenture • Deloitte • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) • KPMG • EY

$69,779

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TOP FIRMS Hiring Texas MBA students • A.T. Kearney • Amazon • Apple • Dell • Deloitte • Dimensional Fund Advisors • Google • Hewlett-Packard • IBM • Intel • JPMorgan Chase & Co. • KPMG • Microsoft • PepsiCo • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) • Strategy& • UBS • Walmart

YOU &UT CAREER SUPPORT Join the Wall Street for McCombs Board: Share your career experience with the next generation of investment leaders. Support a scholarship, or give at the Dean’s Circle or Dean’s Associate level for membership in the McCombs Leadership Society

Recruit at McCombs: Join the hundreds of corporations that regularly turn to McCombs for access to outstanding students across all business disciplines

Host a Career Experience: Expose students to your industry, market, or specialized employment opportunities through treks, panels, diversity programs, and other recruiting activities. Sample programs include Deloitte Early Connections, Alvarez & Marsal: Thought Leadership, and PwC Career Pathways

CONTACTS VELMA ARNEY BBA Career Services Director 512-471-8071 velma.arney@mccombs.utexas.edu

STACEY RUDNICK MBA Career Management Director 512-232-3791 stacey.rudnick@mccombs.utexas.edu

JIM FRANKLIN MPA Program Director 512-471-3527 jim.franklin@mccombs.utexas.edu

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cCombs often draws upon the wisdom, field experience, and corporate social responsibility goals of the business world where a large majority of our graduates contribute their skills. The Corporate and Foundation Relations team provides an easy-to-navigate entry point for collaboration with the school, matching a company’s strategic interests with compatible research, teaching programs, practicums, conferences, and talent at the school and across the university. Here are examples of recent corporate partnerships.

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Chevron is particularly proud of our partnership with McCombs, and we were honored to be recognized as an outstanding corporate partner. Students graduating from McCombs are extremely well prepared to enter the workforce, and we have alums from McCombs working in leadership positions for Chevron all around the world. BILL HUNTER MANAG ER O F U N IVER SIT Y AF FAIR S CH E V RO N

LEADERSHIP TIP No. 4

HOW TO SHAKE LIKE A TEXAN We’ve got an awesome future together. Let’s partner up! 1. Flash Your UT Pride 2. Confidently Extend Your Right Hand 3. Extend Palms Facing With A Firm Clasp 4. Shake Two Or Three Times (You’re not pumping for oil!)

Corporate Honorees 2015-16 Each year companies and foundations are recognized for outstanding contributions and get the chance to meet students and faculty who have benefited from their partnerships. OUTSTANDING CORPORATE PARTNER

Chevron OUTSTANDING EXECUTIVE CHAMPION

USAA OUTSTANDING CORPORATE CHAMPION

Niloufar Molavi, PwC TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Google NEWCOMER AWARD

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BBVA Compass

3M

Three-year support was given for the McCombs Future Executive Academy, including workshops, competition judging, and speaking engagements.

An annual grant supports faculty in teaching and research initiatives of special interest, such as a recent suite of teaching modules focused on entrepreneurial marketing.

Southwest Airlines

Corporate Matching

The airline supports faculty, students, and Subiendo participants, including providing flight vouchers to enable travel to programs, conferences, and research sites.

A number of our corporate partners participate in formal matching campaigns that collectively contribute more than 20 percent of corporate funds raised each year. We welcome additional partners who wish to join the formal matching program.

Dell The company participates on multiple initiatives at the school, including the McCombs Women’s Case Competition. Dell also donated the enterprise version of predictive analytics software, Dell Statistica, for research and teaching.

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT

FOUNDATIONS

CORPORATIONS

$6,593,137

$589,977

2011-12

$5,504,025

$466,259

TOTAL CORPORATE SUPPORT

$25,267,928

2012-13

$4,551,013

$768,361

TOTAL FOUNDATION SUPPORT

McCombs is grateful for all of our 400-plus corporate partners.

$3,167,610

2013-14

$3,855,540

$863,555

2014-15

$4,764,213

$479,458

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CONTACTS

WENDY ELDER

Support Students: Extend your company’s influence beyond recruiting, helping with scholarships, speakers, student organizations, case competitions, and practicums

Corporate and Foundation Relations Director 512-475-8133 wendy.elder@mccombs.utexas.edu

Work With Faculty: Teaching and research collaborations (including federally funded research) often deal directly with sponsoring company challenges

MONIQUE MEHTA

Get Involved in Research Centers: Interact with over 15 research centers, sharing best-practice ideas and data discoveries with faculty and students

Grow and Sustain Priority Initiatives: Lend your support to projects closely aligned with the dean’s priorities, such as health care, leadership and ethics, and entrepreneurship Engage in Professional Development: See the Texas Executive Education section on page 30 for opportunities

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ur students are creative, inquisitive, and unafraid to roll up their sleeves,” explains Eric Hirst, senior associate dean at McCombs. Those “roll up their sleeves” opportunities are planned into every curriculum. Practical work experience is absolutely essential to inform student career paths, prepare graduates for leadership roles, and provide value to our company mentors and partners.

YOU &UT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Sponsor a Student Trek: These trips allow students to gain first-hand exposure to particular industries, markets, cultures, and occupations

Support Study Abroad: In a global economy, it is more important than ever for business students to gain exposure to overseas business environments

Fund and Engage in an MBA+ Financial Workshop: These specialized courses provide financial modeling, M&A, and corporate valuation training for Wall Street and other investment careers Support Real Estate Investing: Help us complete $5 million in funding to give students actual experience managing private equity transactions

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Working with Texas MSBA students was a tremendously enlightening experience for our company. They brought a fresh perspective and truly original ideas that were foundational in the development of a new module for our product. We look forward to a continuing relationship with UT Austin. CRAIG HANCOCK CEO AN D CO - FO U N D ER , RE ALMA S SIVE

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CONTACTS

WENDY ELDER Corporate and Foundation Relations Director 512-475-8133 wendy.elder@mccombs.utexas.edu

DIANNE BANGLE Executive Director of Development 512-475-8177 dianne.bangle@mccombs.utexas.edu


McCombs Marketing Conference and Case Challenge The Center for Customer Insight & Marketing Solutions sponsors a conference each year centered on themes such as “whole-brained marketing” and “hacking for growth.” Past sponsors include Walmart, Pinterest, and Hershey.

Real Estate Private Equity Fund

Dell Marketing Labs Internship

This fund allows student managers to conduct real private equity transactions, making McCombs the only U.S. business school with both student-managed public and private real estate funds.

Students in the one-year Marketing Labs program join other MBA interns from top schools to work with Dell executives and tackle ongoing social media analytics projects at the company.

Project Atlas, Texas MSBA

Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Master of Science in Business Analytics students participated in a research and practicum experience with RealMassive, using analytics to refine the firm’s GIS and data visualization platform.

This partnership between Net Impact and Toyota encourages student teams to develop transportation innovations that solve leading social and environmental challenges.

Corporate Finance Fellows

ETF Global Portfolio Challenge

Founded in collaboration with Intel, this program enables first-year MBA students and BBA finance juniors to work with corporate finance professionals from firms such as Intel, Chesapeake Energy, and Walmart.

The top 25 finishers in this Spring 2016 investment competition included 12 McCombs finance students, once again earning the school special recognition for best overall performance among competing schools.

Retail Industry Leaders Association

Student Groups

A team of MS Business Analytics students presented results of their Business Intelligence Capstone sponsored by 7-Eleven and Zebra Technologies at the Retail Asset Protection Conference 2016.

“Our work with McCombs students was an energizing experience. The caliber of thinking, professionalism and work ethic was impressive. We were happy to play a role in the development of these future business leaders.” THOMAS HOEHN SENIOR DIRECTOR DIGITAL MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA WALMART

Many student groups are designed to enable industry collaboration, such as the Consulting Group, Women in Business, the Investment Club, and the Venture Club.

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exas Executive Education offers education and leadership development to organizations and individuals through graduate-level, non-degree programs. Our current curriculum includes 35 class titles, five certificates, and numerous specialty programs. We also have the ability to develop custom programs tailored to individual companies. Open Enrollment courses for individuals and teams are offered in two- to five-day lengths, while custom programs for organizations range from one day to 16 weeks or longer. Over 190 McCombs faculty members, plus over 3,000 other faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin, teach in the program at the AT&T Executive Education Center, and at client facilities around the world.

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As people progress in their careers, they often struggle to take on new responsibilities for which they were never formally prepared. Our worldclass faculty members quickly equip working professionals with the knowledge they need to successfully thrive in business where others may fail.

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CUSTOM EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS (Businessweek)

Modern Executive Series Our curriculum was recently expanded to include six new five-day classes on a variety of leadership, strategy and finance topics. This longer format provides increased opportunities for attendees to collaborate with faculty, network with each other, and participate in non-classroom extras such as evening panel discussions with business executives and company visits.

Strategy for Value-Based Health Care Delivery Attendees interact with health care leaders from across the region to explore new strategies, organizational models, and measurement approaches that improve value in health care delivery. Harvard Professor Michael Porter — an internationally renowned thought leader on corporate strategy and health care and the world’s most cited scholar in economics and business — led this unique program, which was created in partnership with Dell Medical School.

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OPEN ENROLLMENT 2- to 5-day Programs 5 Certificates 5 Partner Programs 7 Concentrations 34 Classes

Business Innovation for Successful Entrepreneurship in Health Care Developed in conjunction with biotechnology executives, serial entrepreneurs, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, this groundbreaking program focuses on helping health care professionals critically evaluate the commercial potential of innovative technologies, and/or form startup companies or business entities.

“Texas Executive Education enabled me to refresh and reboot what I learned in my MBA program approximately 10 years ago. This program offers continuous learning with scenarios that are applicable to my everyday professional environment.� Ana Merz, Federal Account Executive, AbbVie

CONTACTS GAYLEN PAULSON Associate Dean and Director Texas Executive Education 512-471-8541 gaylen.paulson@mccombs.utexas.edu

CHANTAL DELYS Assistant Dean 512-471-1064 chantal.delys@mccombs.utexas.edu

NANCY NAGLE Director, Custom Programs 512-475-9086 nancy.nagle@mccombs.utexas.edu

LYNN SLATTERY Director, Open Enrollment 512-232-9462 lynn.slattery@mccombs.utexas.edu

YOU &UT EXECUTIVE EDUCATION Talk Us Up: Help Texas Executive Education build awareness with key business leaders within your professional network

Provide Introductions: Connect us with human resources VPs, talent management and development professionals, and decision-makers

Support Us Within Your Organization: Arrange a custom program in your company, send colleagues to open enrollment programs, or consider one of our corporate partnership programs Share Your Ideas: Help expand our contacts within your industry, region, or circle of influence (particularly non-oil and gas clients); help identify additional product or service offerings

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LEADERSHIP TIP No. 5

HOW TO BEAT A BIG DRUM We stand tall and proud, and with your help we do it loud! Texas gets noticed around the world when you campaign for us.

BIG BERTHA BASICS BIG BERTHA IS MORE THAN 90 YEARS YOUNG The drum originated at the University of Chicago where Manhattan Project scientists accidentally made it radioactive!

A LOYAL BENEFACTOR PURCHASED BERTHA FOR ONE DOLLAR IN 1954 It was refurbished (and decontaminated) for the Longhorn Band

BERTHA IS A HEAVYWEIGHT

at 500 pounds and 10 feet tall

THE BERTHA CREW move and

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cCombs Advisory Council members bring credibility to our programs through their stature in the business world, and they provide invaluable insights to guide high-level decisions affecting the future of the school. Council members support fundraising efforts; provide counsel to the dean, faculty, and staff; help spread the influence of the school to various stakeholder groups; provide essential networking support; mentor and advise students; and assist in assessing progress toward the school’s strategic goals. Nominations for membership are considered each spring.

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Serving as an advisor to McCombs has been one of the highlights of my professional career. Frankly, it’s very rewarding to work with others on the advisory board and offer the perspective of my experiences. I believe we are helping students in their life progress. KATHLEEN W. FARLOW M PA ’8 3 CEN T R AL T E X A S MANAG IN G PART N ER , D ELO IT T E LLP PA ST CHAIR , M c CO M B S ADVISO RY CO U N CIL

McCombs School of Business Advisory Council HONORARY LIFE CHAIR

Red McCombs Owner, McCombs Enterprises CHAIR

Ray Nixon Executive Director, Large Cap Value Equity Portfolio Manager, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss VICE CHAIR

Richard Folger Managing General Partner, Colbridge Partners, Ltd. PAST CHAIR

Kathleen Farlow Central Texas Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

CONTACTS JAY HARTZELL Dean and Centennial Chair in Business Education Leadership 512-471-5058 dean.hartzell@mccombs.utexas.edu

JEFF MELTON Development and External Relations Assistant Dean 512-471-3957 jeff.melton@mccombs.utexas.edu

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Active Members George Ackert, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners

Frank Lee, Founder and COO, Cypress Asset Management, Inc.

Shad Rowe, Managing Partner, Greenbrier Partners Capital Management

John Bass, Principal, Chase Capital - J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.

Lance Loeffler, Vice President,

Tony Schell, Managing Director, Escalate Capital Partners

Brett Biggs, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart

Clement Marcus, Partner, EP Marcus

Teresa Binning, Advisory Council Member

Scott Mattei, President, Mattei Holdings, LLC

Michael Blue, Office Managing Partner,

Jim McBride, Founding Partner, Blue Sage Capital

Ernst & Young LLP

Bill Braun, Chief Information Officer and President, Information Technology Company, Chevron

Shane Brisbin, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Investor Relations, Halliburton Investments and MIMCO, Inc.

Steve McGaw, Chief Marketing Officer Business Strategy, AT&T Holly McMullan, Head of Business Development-North America, Apollo Global Management

Gretchen Seay, Managing Director, Clearsight Advisors, Inc. Niloy Shah, Head of Planning and Commercial Operations, Americas, BP Stacy Smith, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SCW Capital Tom Sweet, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dell, Inc. Rebecca Szelc, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC Mike Van de Ven, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southwest Airlines Co.

Dan Chesnut, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Advisory, KPMG LLP

Tom Melody, Executive Managing Director/

Jane-Page Crump, President, Jane Page Design Group Scott Dennis, Managing Director and CEO,

Mark Metcalfe, Regional Vice President, Commercial Banking Office, Wells Fargo Bank

Invesco Real Estate

Christopher Mize, Managing Director and

Jeff Fronterhouse, Managing Partner, Riata Capital Group

Chairman, Energy Americas, Morgan Stanley & Co.

Marty Wender, Owner, Charles Martin Wender Real Estate and Investments

Jonathan Goldman, Founder and Managing Partner, Genesis Capital LLC

Niloufar Molavi, Global Energy Leader, PwC

Sarah West, President, Sarah West & Associates, LLC

John Harkey, Partner, Chairman, and CEO,

Crown Castle International

Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.

Jimmy Nakfoor, Owner, Palm Street Capital, LP

Ted Herrod, Senior Vice President of Sales Transformation, Frito-Lay North America

Andy Jacobs, Advisory Council Member

Co-Head, Jones Lang LaSalle

Ben Moreland, Executive Vice Chairman,

Shawn Wells, Chief Operating Officer, East Lodge Capital Partners

Marcie Zlotnik, Managing Partner, BZMZ Interests, LTD

Allison O’Neal, Managing Partner, Ascent Strategies

Mesirow Financial; Chairman, Mesirow Advance Strategies

Lawrence Pope, Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer, Halliburton

David Kirk, Chairman of the Board, Bank of Texas

Stanley Rosenberg, Owner, The Rosenberg Group

Marty Kaplan, Director of Corporate Strategy,

Andrew Vo, Managing Director, Accenture

Lifetime Members Paul Aaron, Partner, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Pete Coneway, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings, LLC

John Goff, Managing Principal, Goff Capital Partners

John Adams, Managing Partner, Overton Holdings, LLC

Catherine Crain, Vice President,

Kim Goodwin, Board Director,

Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Les Allison, President, Allison Interests, Inc.

Gary Crum, President, CFP Foundation

Advisor & Private Investor, Popular Inc., PineBridge Investments, LLC

Bob Alpert, Chief Executive Officer, The Alpert Companies

Ken DeAngelis, Founder and General Partner, Austin Ventures

Sue Gove, President, Excelsior Advisors, LLC

Louis Baldwin, Owner/Founder, Waco Bend Group

Jason Downie, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tailwater Capital, LLC

Steve Ballantyne, Attorney At Law, Ballantyne Oil & Gas

Alan Dreeben, Partner, Republic National Distributing Company

Jody Grant, Chairman Emeritus, Texas Capital Bancshares; Partner and Senior Advisor, BankCap Partners

Howard Berk, Partner, MSD Capital, L.P.

Bobby Duffey, Retired, Chase Bank

Lew Brazelton, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Robert Duncan, Chairman, Transwestern

Benchmark Capital

Jimmy Elliott, Retired, Global Head, Mergers

Barbara Guthery, General Partner,

Jon Brumley, Chairman of the Board, Bounty Investments Preston Butcher, Chairman and CEO, Legacy Partners Tim Byrne, President and CEO, Lincoln Property Company John Carpenter, Principal, Miramar Holdings, LP Shelby Carter, Distinguished Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Scott Caven, Managing Director, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management Bob Chereck, Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman, PlainsCapital Corporation Eugenio Clariond, Chairman, Grupo Cuprum

Coley Clark, Co-Chairman, BancTec, Inc.

Bob Graham, President, RHG Holdings, LLC

Bob Greer, Chairman, Texas Gulf Bank Bill Gurley, General Partner,

and Acquisitions, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sublett Partners, Ltd.

Mike Espinosa, President and CEO,

Kathy Harless, Advisory Council Member

The Riverview Group, LLC

Dick Evans, Chairman and CEO,

Fred Hegi, Founding Partner, Wingate Partners, L.P.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.

Jeff Heller, Investor, MHT Partners

Bill Finnegan, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP

Bill Helms, Vice Chairman, Board of

Jake Foley, Managing Director, Financial

Directors, BBVA Compass

Sponsors Coverage Group, Houlihan Lokey

Gilbert Herrera, President, Herrera Partners

Tony Forcum, Principal, Retired, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Tom Hicks, Chairman and CEO, Hicks Holdings, LLC

Jack Furst, Owner, Oak Stream Investors

Richard Hill, Founding Partner,

Mark Gibson, Chief Executive Officer,

HPI Real Estate Services & Investments

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

Charles Holley, Executive Vice President

Brian Gladden, Chief Financial Officer, Mondelez International, Inc.

and Chief Financial Officer, Retired, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN McCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Lifetime Members continued Joe Holt, Managing Director and Market

Advisory Boards Ben Rodriguez, President,

Manager, Austin Region, JPMorgan Chase

Management & Business Advisors

Ralph Hull, President, Raymar, Inc.

Steve Rohleder, Chief Operation Officer,

Ron Hulme, Chief Executive Officer,

Retired, Accenture

Parallel Resource Partners

Billy Rosenthal, Chairman,

Alfred Jackson, Principal, Inroads Group

Penrose Group, LLC

Steve James, Chief Operating Officer, Retired, Accenture Kenny Jastrow, Non-Executive Chairman of

Robert Rowling, Chairman, TRT Holdings, Inc. Tom Ryan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Service Corporation International

the Board, Forestar Group, Inc.

Mike Sanders, CEO, Potomac Research Group

Rob Jones, Director of the General Partner,

Milton Scott, Chairman and CEO,

Shell Midstream Partners

The Tagos Group, LLC

Don Jordan, Chairman and CEO, Jordan Capital Management

George Seay, Chairman, Annandale Capital, LLC

Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman

Brien Smith, Managing Director,

Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.

Neuberger Berman, LLC

Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President

Stacy Smith, Executive Vice President and

and CEO, Southwest Airlines Co.

CFO, Intel Corporation

Ellen Keszler, President and CEO,

Joel Staff, Chief Executive Officer,

Clear Sky Associates

Scipio Interests, LLC

Paul Kinscherff, Chief Financial Officer,

Ron Steinhart, Chairman and CEO, Retired,

International Finance, The Boeing Company

Bank One Corp. Commercial Banking Group

Aaron Kozmetsky, Chief Investment Officer,

Bryan Stolle, General Partner,

KMS Ventures

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Gary Kusin, Senior Advisor, TPG

Don Stone, Advisory Council Member

Tom Kuzio, Senior Vice President,

John Stuart, Managing Partner, Little Elm Investment Co.

The Kuzio Group, Inc.

John Lancaster, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings, LLC Todd Maclin, Chairman, Commercial and Consumer Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Frank Maresh, CPA

Sam Susser, President, Susser Holdings II, LP Jeff Swope, Managing Partner, Champion Partners, Ltd.

Charlie Teeple, Chairman, Teeple Partners, Inc.

John Massey, Chairman, Investment

Ralph Thomas, Senior Vice President,

Committee, Neuberger Berman, LLC

Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Joe Matlock, Executive Vice President,

Jere Thompson, President,

myARCworld.com

The Williamsburg Corporation

Baker McAdams, Partner, Retired,

Mac Tichenor, Executive Director,

Accenture

WWWW Foundation, Inc.

Skip McGee, Chief Executive Officer,

Gifford Touchstone, Gifford Touchstone &

Intrepid Financial Partners

Co. Realtors

John McStay, President, John McStay, Inc.

Peyton Townsend, First Vice President,

Ardon Moore, President and CEO, Lee M.

RBC Wealth Management

Bass, Inc.

Shea Morenz, CEO, Morenz Group Dave Morris, Partner, Retired, Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Marc Myers, President, Myers & Crow Company

Mike Myers, Chairman and President, Myers Financial Corporation Toni Neal, Industrial Engineering, Retired Jimmy Neissa, Founder, MNW Capital Erin Nelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SunPower Corporation

Will O’Hara, Retired, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Norma M. Petrosewicz, Attorney At Law and CPA , Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C. Bob Phillips, Chairman, CEO, and President, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

Pat Priest, Chief Financial Officer and COO, Dallas Regional Chamber Joe Prothro, President, Perkins-Prothro Foundation

Elysia Ragusa, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Tom Turner, President and CEO, Retired, First National Bank of Park Cities Lynn Utter, Chief Executive Officer, First Source, LLC Peter Wareing, Partner, Wareing, Athon & Company

George Watson, President and Owner, Steelecreek Management, LLC

Rad Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, McCombs Partners

Gary Weed, Vice President and Downstream Controller, Retired, Exxon Mobile Corporation

John Wilder, Executive Chairman, Bluescape Resources Company, LLC

Ray Wilkins, CEO, AT&T Diversified Businesses, Retired, AT&T, Inc.

Del Williams, General Counsel, Hillwood, a Perot Company

Chris Wrather, Owner and Operator, Cottonwood Ranch

Liz Yant, Partner, Retired, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Peter Zandan, Global Vice Chair of Research, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Bob Zlotnik, Managing Partner, BZMZ Interests, LTD

Changes were implemented in 2016 to provide a more direct connection between the advisory boards and program leadership. We thank board members for their wise and enthusiastic support of our objectives. 2015-16 BBA ADVISORY BOARD

Jeff Duchin, Chair Erin Patten, Chair Elect Jim Allred Todd Batson Emily Benigno John Bober John Briscoe Kent Capps Cameron Chandler Michael Daehne Terese Everson Pamela Friedman Maria Garate Meagan Gates Adam Gauvin Chris Hardesty Kyle Herman Elizabeth Horne Zuhair Khan Ian Kleinfield Brandi Kleinman Angela Moras Angela Morisette David Murrell Michael Pappert Daron Peschel Ryan Ruebsahm Betty Salanic Chirag Shah Chuck Turet Sean Waggoner 2015-16 MBA ADVISORY BOARD

Tom Mays, Chair Dan Robinson, Past Chair Emily Reagan, Chair Elect Ken Weitzel, At Large M. Saleem Akhter Chad Auler Mike Barry Raul Calvoz Stephanie Carlton Michael Dellinger Carrie Haden Peyton Jones Naohiko Kimura Don Kramer Michael Lapides Jim McMullan Arthur Mills, IV Ken Parekh Jeffrey Phillips Allison Rhodes Tania Rodriguez Susan Saurage-Altenloh Sarah Seeche Carter Michael Smith Nasr Ullah Nicholas Vaughan Steve West Blake Willeford Josh Zeller

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McCOMBS LIFETIME LEADERS

M

cCombs is a big school — as large as many universities — and all of our resources are dedicated to providing the best and the brightest with every opportunity to succeed in business. As a community, we rely on our generous alumni and friends to help us build on our tradition of excellence. Donors whose gifts to the school total $500,000 cumulatively are recognized as McCombs Lifetime Leaders. We are proud to recognize the contributions of these extraordinary supporters.

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I work with some of the sharpest CEOs and entrepreneurs out there. Feeding the future leader pipeline is one of my life missions, and supporting the McCombs School is a natural way for me to contribute and know it will make a difference. PHILIP A. CANFIELD B BA ’8 9 MANAG IN G DIR EC TO R , GTCR , LLC M c CO M B S LIF E T IM E LE AD ER

McCombs Lifetime Leaders Susie and John L. Adams Linda and Les Allison Vicky and Javaid Anwar Corliss and Louis Baldwin Ginger Blanton Rebecca and Jon Brumley Carole Lou Bruton Mary Beth and Philip Canfield Cele and John Carpenter Sylvie and Gary Crum Isabella and Bill Cunningham Barbara and Alan Dreeben Marcy and Robert Duncan Debra and Jack Furst Cami and John Goff Annie and Bob Graham Carol and Jeff Heller Cinda and Tom Hicks Gayle and Woody L. Hunt Susan T. and Kenneth M. Jastrow II Joan and Herb Kelleher Jeanne and Peter Kinnear

Diana and Todd Maclin Libba and John Massey Karen and Charles Matthews Charline and Red McCombs Ellen and John McStay Wendy and Ben Moreland Miriam and Jim Mulva Lyn and John Muse Janet and James Neissa Denise and Ray Nixon Beverly H. and William P. O’Hara Norma and Thomas Petrosewicz Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal Terry and Bob Rowling Patricia and Richard Schmidt Gretchen and George Seay Ashley and Stacy Smith Catherine and Sam Susser Ann and Jeff Swope Judy and Charles Tate Marcie and Robert Zlotnik

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN McCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


LEADERSHIP TIP No. 6

HOW TO BE TEXAS FRIENDLY Just follow the lead of Big Tex, cultural ambassador of the State Fair of Texas, and the most generous host in the world!

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LIKE YOU MEAN IT

SAY

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IMAGINE YOU’RE WEARING A 95-GALLON HAT!

Recognitions are based on records at the time of publication. We offer deep appreciation for all partners, advisors, and contributors.

CONTACTS

DONOR HONOR ROLLS:

Executive Director of Development 512-475-8177 dianne.bangle@mccombs.utexas.edu

Dean’s Circle http://links.utexas.edu/clsthk $10,000+ annual gift Dean’s Fellows http://links.utexas.edu/fvcbga $5,000-$9,999 annual gift Dean’s Associates http://links.utexas.edu/bztbtdp $1,000-$4,999 annual gift

DIANNE BANGLE

EMILY DORAN Director of Development and Alumni Engagement 512-475-8144 emily.doran@mccombs.utexas.edu


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ALUMNI NETWORK

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he Texas McCombs Alumni Network of more than 95,000 living graduates is a powerful force for positive change. Alumni view their business degree as an asset to draw on for both personal friendship and professional support. Here is a summary of several strategic channels designed to keep alumni connected to the campus, their colleagues, and on-going professional development opportunities at the university.

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Find your talents, find your voice, and find your passion. They will keep your journey inspired. SARA MARTINEZ TUCKER M BA ’ 79 FORMER UNDERSECRETARY OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION UT AUSTIN COMMENCEMENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MAY 2016

McCombs Alumni Business Conference

Texas Enterprise Lunch Lectures

The 11th annual event in March 2016 featured faculty lectures, remarks from UT Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin, an appearance by President Fenves, and a keynote by Red McCombs.

Distinguished UT faculty members share their discoveries with business and government leaders. More than 3,250 people have attended the lunches, and thousands more have watched the online videos.

Alumni Networking Events

MBA Reunion

McCombs sponsors networking events around the country and overseas in collaboration with alumni chapter leaders, including receptions, family events, and guest speakers.

This annual event celebrates the 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 25-year MBA reunion classes. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends, network with fellow alumni, and hear the latest developments at McCombs.

Career and Professional Webinars Free career webinars feature speakers such as strategic advisor Nina Pickell, BBA ’95, MBA ’97. Knowledge To Go webinars include experts such as Senior Lecturer Kelly Leahy Kamm, who spoke about achieving your monetary goals.

LinkedIn Affinity Groups LinkedIn groups provide news and networking tied to energy, innovation, leadership, marketing, private equity, real estate, and technology. LinkedIn enables you to search for fellow alumni by location, industry, company, or other characteristics. An instructional video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/McLinkedIn.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN McCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Hall of Fame and Rising Star We honor individuals who have made outstanding professional contributions to the business community and who, by their exemplary civic, philanthropic, and educational activities, have advanced humanity.

McCombs Annual Business Forecasts Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin are stopping points for this popular networking event now in its fifth year. It features local CEOs, a Dallas Federal Reserve economist, and Dean Hartzell.

Alumni BBQ Watch the Longhorns pre-game show while reconnecting with fellow McCombs alumni and enjoying delicious Texas barbecue. This annual tailgate has become a tradition at the business school.

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McCombs Today

McCombs Alumni Magazine

Arriving in your inbox each month, this e-newsletter offers noteworthy alumni spotlights, event notices, job listings, and school milestones. Advisory Council members and other board members are sent occasional insider news from the dean or program leaders.

Newly redesigned in 2015, your alumni magazine keeps you in the know and is worthwhile to share with family, friends, and colleagues.

Alan Dreeben, BBA ’65 Ray Nixon Jr., MBA ’77 Will O’Hara, BBA ’68 Marcie C. Zlotnik, BBA ’83 Robert “Bob” S. Zlotnik, BBA ’75, MBA ’80 RISING STAR AWARD RECIPIENTS

David Busker, MBA ’07 Jack Nelson, BBA ’98

YOU &UT ALUMNI NETWORK Get Involved in Your Chapter: Join in local chapter events, or if there

CONTACT

isn’t a chapter nearby, please help us form one and bring McCombs visibility to your city

CHRISTINE BURDELL

Support Our Advisory Boards: If you are already an advisory board member, we ask for your help recruiting others to support programs and initiatives important to students and alumni

Alumni and Donor Services Director 512-232-7981 christine.burdell@mccombs.utexas.edu

Become a Mentor: Our easy online sign-up helps match you with current students or alumni who would benefit from your professional insights

Host a Texas 12 Dinner: Bring together students and alumni in your city for an evening of relaxed networking

Please Give Annually: With 90,000+ alumni, even small gifts make a huge collective impact, which is why our goal is to grow participation beyond 10 percent of all alumni

YOU & UT McCOMBS LEADERSHIP GUIDE 2016


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FOREVER The core purpose of the university is to transform lives for the benefit of society. In pursuit of that mission, we have always benefited from an external network of volunteer leaders — including members of families that have given of their energy, resources, and loyalty for generations. We thank you for holding this institution accountable while providing wisdom and support to guide our decisions and inspire our vision.

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You hold a cherished place among the Longhorn Nation.


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