Dear Fellow Alumni,

I was just on campus and had the opportunity to see the Tepper Quad rising from Panther Hollow. The Tepper Quad will be more than just the new home for the Tepper School of Business. It represents a fundamental change to the MBA educational experience, and it brings a new level of commitment to entrepreneurship and cross-campus collaboration among the world-class colleges of Carnegie Mellon University.

As an undergraduate and graduate student, I had the opportunity to study with great MBA students and with amazing classmates in computer science, engineering, architecture and design. The Tepper Quad will bring together outstanding students across disciplines to create a learning environment that no other business school can match. The innovative MBA curriculum that GSIA pioneered over 30 years ago is now offered at many business schools, but few will match the educational and entrepreneurial experience of the new Tepper School.

As president of the Alumni Board, I encourage you to take advantage of what the new Tepper School offers. Engage with the school through alumni chapters, participate in recruiting or mentorship through your company, and reconnect with your class at Reunion Weekend.

Michael Smith,
MSIA ’95, DC ’89