Building progress, stay connected
Building progress, stay connected
insideOwen | July 2021
Note from the Dean
Yes, that is the Owen School!  While our students are busy with internships this summer, the building is far from quiet. As soon as the students left in May, the construction crews turned up the volume, literally peeling the brick from the walls and opening the 21st Ave side of the building. All of this will give way to the expansion and renovation of Management Hall—opening in the summer of 2022. You can watch the live action on our 24-hour webcam.


Stay Connected
Have you stayed connected with your classmates and invested in your network? One of the themes we heard from many executive speakers visiting Owen this year was the important role other people played in their career success. Read Dean Johnson’s recent blog post with advice from Stephanie Gallo (CMO E. & J. Gallo Winery) and Larry Quinlan (Global CIO of Deloitte).
Owen Forward On Demand

Owen Forward offers a portfolio of virtual, in-person, and on-demand engagement opportunities to inspire inquiry, close-knit collaboration, and discovery among the entire Owen and Vanderbilt community. Last month, we were excited to have Professor Kelly Goldsmith host the Owen Forward Summer Leadership Series Fireside Chat with best-selling author and former Best Buy Chairman & CEO Hubert Joly. Watch the recording here.
Check out
Our online store offers a great selection of gear and a customer-friendly experience. Take a moment to explore the incredible apparel and other merchandise, which includes mugs, tumblers, and phone cases, at
Volunteer for Owen!
We are appreciative of our amazing Owen volunteers, and we are always looking for more! From Class Secretaries who drive engagement and connection with their classmates, to Class Agents who inspire and increase philanthropic support, and finally Reunion committees who help shape the Reunion experience and encourage their class to come back and give back, there are many opportunities to volunteer your time.
Interested in staying involved and giving back with the Owen Volunteer Community? Contact MK Rosack, Senior Director, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at
Seeking Capstone Projects for Executive MBA
The Executive MBA program is actively seeking both international and US based Capstone Projects for student teams. The capstone strategy project is a hallmark of the EMBA experience with a goal of creating a high-value experience for both the student and the client organization. If your organization or someone you know may benefit from having a team of EMBA students work on a strategy project, please take a minute or two to complete the Capstone Project Nomination form. Examples of previous global and domestic capstone strategy clients and projects can be found on the Owen website. Complete the form.   
Owen Reunion, October 22-23!

We will be celebrating in-person for a historic Reunion event that will honor both alumni from Reunion 2020 and Reunion 2021. Visit the Owen Reunion website for all the latest details. While you are there, make sure to add your name to the Planning to Attend list to let your classmates know you will be attending.

Want to help your class have the best Reunion yet? For more information on volunteer opportunities, email Ali Farr, assistant director of alumni engagement, at We hope to see you in October!
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20% discount on our Live Online programs with the code ALUMNI at checkout.
Vanderbilt Executive Education offers proven and practical courses to help you develop and strengthen critical business skills without the commitment of earning a degree. We are offering multiple live online programs this fall:
For those looking to take multiple courses on their own timeline, we also offer an Online Business Management Certificate for the working professional looking to sharpen strategic business skills. The next cohort begins July 1, so sign up soon!
We also provide technology bootcamps in coding, data analytics, cybersecurity, and FinTech. To learn more, click here.

Owen in the News
June 30, 2021
This Study Proves Hedge Fund Performance Has Worsened In Recent Years
Research from Nick Bollen is cited.
June 23, 2021
It's Weirdly Sexy to Drink Alcohol Out of These Very Specific Cans
Kelly Goldsmith is quoted.
June 20, 2021
4 shopping mistakes to avoid this Amazon Prime Day
Kelly Haws is quoted.
June 9, 2021
What factors influence hospital compliance with the price transparency rules?
Research from Larry Van Horn is cited throughout.

Parting Shot: Third Floor, Deconstructed

Progress is well underway on the largest renovation and expansion project in Management Hall history! Follow the progress on the project webcam, and tour the completed building on our building microsite.

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