Graduate Management News

February 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Global Program News

  • Gift to Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce provides new curriculum in value investing. A $3 million gift to The University of Alabama has positioned the Culverhouse College of Commerce to become the first business school in the nation to offer a value investing specialization at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Culverhouse alumnus C.T. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Kelley, donated the gift to create the Vulcan Value Partners Research Library and Trading Room that will offer students a curriculum that provides real-world experience with investing. The donation will also be used to create the Fitzpatrick Endowed Chair and a second Fitzpatrick endowed professorship in value investing.

  • Slaughter appointed Tuck’s 10th dean. Matthew J. Slaughter, the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management and associate dean for faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been named the school’s 10th dean. Slaughter has held several key leadership roles at Tuck since joining the faculty in 2002. He will assume his new role on July 1. Currently associate dean for faculty and founding faculty director of Tuck's Center for Global Business and Government, Slaughter previously served as associate dean of the MBA program. From 2005 to 2007, he served on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Slaughter succeeds Dean Paul Danos, who announced in March he would not seek reappointment at the end of his fifth term in June 2015.

  • Sam M. Walton College of Business establishes honors faculty fellow endowment. Alumni Bill and LeAnn Underwood of Fayetteville have established an honors faculty fellow endowment in the Sam M. Walton College of Business with a $250,000 gift. The contribution will create the Bill and LeAnn Underwood Honors Faculty Fellow Endowment and be used to support the faculty member leading the honors colloquium courses in Walton College. Funding from the endowment will support the Underwood Faculty Fellow’s development and teaching of Walton College honors program colloquium courses around current, relevant and innovative business topics that will be attractive to all business disciplines.