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I am honored and thrilled to be part of Fisher College of Business, an international leader in business education, and The Ohio State University. I am impressed with the track record of this institution as a world-class entity among business schools — and equally impressed with its renowned faculty, gifted students and the intellectual capital that is developing the next generation of innovation in education.

Fisher’s strategic emphasis will continue to be the development of academic programs and in building effective learning environments. Our success is based largely on the quality of the learning experience and our core commitment is to our students -- who are the next generation of business leaders.

It is critical that we attract and retain the best scholars, whose research influences their ability to teach creatively and effectively. We will build on our programmatic success and identify areas of focus for academic program and research performance. I believe we can find new and exciting ways to address these challenges.

Fisher is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in a time when our country searches for new business models that will ease the burden of a struggling economy. We will grow our international priorities, course offerings and student experiences to become more connected in the global marketplace. We will find opportunities for collaboration across the university and in the community. We will increase our outreach in the business community and strengthen our connectivity by advancing commercialization as an institutional objective — turning research discoveries and ideas into business.

I am fortunate to have had a very fulfilling private sector career — to have collaborated with dedicated scientists, physicians and extraordinary colleagues who want to make a difference. As I begin this journey as Fisher’s dean, I am excited at the prospect of partnering with faculty, staff and students to do the same, and I look forward to the road ahead.

Christine A. Poon
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business