Dean's Corner

Dean Jan WilliamsThis year has been a busy one for the College of Business Administration, but it also has been an extremely exciting one. We are coming upon the one year anniversary of the Haslam Business Building, and we have been truly amazed at the impact it has had on our students. There is an atmosphere in this building unlike anything we have experienced before, and a renewed energy that we know will continue to drive our college to excel. The technology available in the classrooms here offers our faculty new ways to engage their classes, and the 35 team rooms available for our students are in constant use. If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit us here, I hope you will make plans to do so this coming year. I know you will be as impressed by this building and the bustle going on inside it as we have been.

I think oftentimes people wonder if their work goes unnoticed. I can honestly say we are blessed in the College of Business Administration that this isn’t the case for us. While we value the recognition we receive from industry organizations, fellow academic institutions, etc., we especially listen to the feedback we receive from our alumni and friends—and we receive your feedback often. Thank you for caring enough about your alma mater to stay in touch and let us know when you think we have done a great job, or when you think we need to reevaluate our work in certain areas.

As you have read about in earlier issues of the e-Perspective, there has been an incredible amount of growth and change for our college this year. Thank you for being a part of this college’s success and for your continued support. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the UT College of Business Administration, best wishes for a happy holiday season and a blessed new year.

With warm regards,


Jan R. Williams
Dean of the College of Business Administration
Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair


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