For Students, Faculty, and Staff
May 31, 2011
Fisher In The News
Pace Setters represent the top two percent of Fisher's undergraduate and graduate students, and are selected not only on the basis of their academic performance, but also their ability to demonstrate leadership. Students are nominated, selected and voted upon by faculty and staff.
This year's Pace Setter executive award winner is William Arthur, the former chairman of the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur and its Business Law Department. He is now counsel to the firm. Currently, he is chairman of Broad Street Financial Co., a private investment company engaged in oil, gas and real estate.
Minutes after landing at Columbus airport, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman of the Board and CEO, first stop on his two-day visit to the city was Fisher College of Business. Dimon, named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2011, spoke to MBA students on May 16. He spent a majority of the hour answering students' questions on leadership success, the financial industry and the global economy.
Describing his philosophy on company stakeholders, he said: "I never saw a conflict between employees and community, companies and shareholders. I think they are all the same thing, I think it's an artificial break when people do that. Don't ask me which one is important, they are all important. They pretty much go hand-in-hand."
After nearly a year of planning and preparation, Outreach & Engagement—in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and Fisher College of Business has launched the Executive Principals Leadership Academy.
The academy is a state-of-the-art executive training program specifically designed to train Ohio primary and secondary school principals in leadership and management skills to enhance the teaching and learning atmospheres in their buildings.
Students, faculty and business executives share their experiences after the first year of the Industry Cluster pilot. Click the play button above to view the video.
Justin Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources, lends his acting talents for an Educational Technologies video. Click the play button above to watch the video.
While a doctoral candidate, Justin Miller told some fellow American scholars at an Academy of Management (AOM) conference he was thinking about conducting research into the chocolate industry.
They laughed, loudly, at his idea.
He floated the same thought to some European researchers also attending the same AOM conference. "They said, 'of course, what a fantastic and original idea,'" Miller recalled.
Miller's sometimes unconventional, but always enterprising approach to scholarship is also reflected in his diverse careers. He was a U.S. Navy officer who served on submarines and ships; a civil-rights attorney, a technology entrepreneur, and a Hollywood actor who worked alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the blockbuster film, Titanic.
Although Miller is not a finance scholar, the assistant professor in Fisher's Department of Management and Human Resources is regarded as an expert on the history and invention of hedge funds and hedge fund firms. Read More >>
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