Corporate and foundation partnerships are a cornerstone of the dynamic learning and teaching environment at the McCombs School of Business. On Wednesday, April 30, the McCombs School will honor three companies and two individuals for their exemplary contributions to and participation with the school at the Corporate Recognition Dinner.
The Jack Harbin Top Hand Award is supposed to be a surprise. Shrouded in secrecy, the accolade signifies excellence in service of the Texas Exes and the University of Texas and is presented to winners at an event that—unbeknownst to them—is actually an award presentation in their honor.
Chevron Corp. recently announced an $800,000 gift to The University of Texas at Austin through its University Partnership Program, mainly to support programs in the McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, the primary areas where Chevron recruits employees.
The university is in the final year of the historic Campaign for Texas. In support of that, the McCombs School of Business is joining the university-wide 40 Hours for Forty Acres campaign on April 3 and 4. Our goal is to reach 140 donors in 40 hours. Small gifts, big impact. It all counts. Will you join us?
On Friday, Feb. 21, the 9th Annual Alumni Business Conference was held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, TX. Richard W. Fisher, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, was the keynote speaker. The speaker list also included Tom Gilligan, Greg Hallman, Brett Hurt, President Bill Powers, Raji Srinivasan, and Laura Starks.
As Steve Patterson steps into the role as the university's new athletics director, he takes time to recall his days as a business student, and to consider leadership lessons he has drawn from college and professional athletics.