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Dean Joseph Alutto
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Dean's Message
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As I look out of my window in Fisher Hall, I am reminded of a warm June day in 1995 when a group of dedicated friends gathered to celebrate the vision of a man who wanted to help shape the future of management education. It is hard to believe that five years have passed since the initial groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Fisher College of Business. During that time Max Fisher’s vision has become a reality. The Fisher complex is the largest multi-building project ever undertaken in Ohio State’s history and one of the few fully- integrated business campuses in the country.

But the construction of our six-building, 390,000 square foot campus has always been part of an effort that involved more than bricks and mortar. More important than replacing old facilities, the dream was to create buildings that served as “enabling devices” for top quality academic programs. Our true focus has always been on creating strong, innovative programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities— programs that support a high quality national and international “footprint” for the Fisher College.

As you read through this year’s annual report, I hope you will develop a sense of the ways that our state-of-the-art facilities have enabled us to recruit a renowned research and teaching faculty, attract top students from around the world, collaborate more widely with national and international corporations, and engage in creative learning experiences with executives. Our exciting learning environment enables faculty to deliver knowledge to students in new ways, as they make use of web-based instructional tools, videoconferencing and other real-time technologies. In effect we are now able to better design and implement customized instructional experiences where delivery techniques meet the unique needs of the learner as well as the content being conveyed.

The foresight of Max Fisher and many others to develop an institution that nurtures future business leaders at both undergraduate and graduate levels is indeed having a significant impact. I invite you to peruse the following pages to discover how our new surroundings and the benefits of a successful $95.2 million capital campaign are helping our students and faculty to lead change, manage technology and create new knowledge.

Better yet, stop by and see for yourself. I think you will be impressed.

 

Joseph A. Alutto
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
Fisher College of Business

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