On Friday, March 6, 2015 the 10th Annual Alumni Business Conference was held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, TX. The keynote panel included Antonio Garza, U.S. Ambassador (ret.), Christi Craddick, Chair, Texas Railroad Commission, and was moderated by Evan Smith,Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Texas Tribune. Lillian Mills, Chair, Department of Accounting, was the master of ceremonies.
We invited everyone to identify what they love about McCombs—and to share a photo using the IHeartMcCombs hashtag and poster. Here is a compilation of what has been submitted so far.
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.
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.