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Message From the Dean


Dear alumni, students, and friends,

Dean Jan WilliamsOn behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Business Administration, I want to wish you a happy, prosperous new year.  While 2008 was one of enormous growth and change for our college, we are certainly off to a busy 2009.  On January 6, we celebrated the official opening of the James A. Haslam II Business Building, our new home primarily dedicated to classrooms and meeting spaces for our students.  The opening was incredibly special for all of us, but the following day was when all of our anticipation from the last several years materialized—the day classes began in this state-of-the-art facility.    We truly are blessed to have such an incredible academic environment to offer those who come here to learn and grow.

With the beginning of a new year, the opening of a new academic building, and the transition to a new administration for our country, 2009 is sure to bring a level of growth and change that we can only imagine.  We hope you will join us at the end of February for an open house in the Haslam Business Building so that you may see what great things are going on in the college. 

If you are unable to attend and would like to visit another time, know that our doors are always open for you as a valued friend of the college.  Our annual report will be sent to you soon and, later in the year, please look forward to receiving our college’s newsletter, Perspective.  We hope that you will enjoy these opportunities to learn about what is going on in this great college and are proud of your connection to the university.

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the College of Business Administration.  Your commitment to us is vital to our success, and we look forward to sharing news of the many great things that we will accomplish in 2009.

Best regards,

Jan R. Williams

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

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