Olin in a Minute (05-27-22): Dean steps down; graduation by the numbers

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ICYMI. Well, friends, in case you’ve literally been in complete isolation in these waning days of the pandemic and missed this, here’s the WashU announcement about Dean Taylor stepping down as dean effective June 30. Just didn’t feel right sending out an OiaM without acknowledging it. Meanwhile, here’s a story about the news from Poets & Quants.

Off on Monday. We suspect you already know this, but remember that Monday is Memorial Day and the university is closed. Don’t come to work. It’s the last official university holiday of FY 2022.

Grad Congrats! Hey, you did it! You made more graduates from WashU Olin Business School. Congrats to everyone who organized the events and volunteered to help make them happen. Here’s a few “by the numbers” updates from the Olin marketing and communications events team (note: numbers may not add up because of student double majors).

For the BSBA event on May 19

  • 202 attended
  • 12 accounting majors
  • 30 economics and strategy majors
  • 5 entrepreneurship majors
  • 100 finance majors
  • 7 healthcare management majors
  • 31 marketing majors
  • 23 supply chain, operations and technology majors
  • 2 organization and strategic management majors

For the grad programs event on May 20

  • 583 attended
  • 9 PhD/doctorates
  • 79 full-time MBAs
  • 45 PMBAs
  • 13 masters of accounting
  • 11 from accounting analytics
  • 89 from customer analytics
  • 41 from fintech analytics
  • 7 from healthcare analytics
  • 14 from supply chain analytics
  • 66 from corporate finance
  • 100 from quantitative finance
  • 102 from wealth and asset management
  • 7 masters in supply chain, operations and technology management

Konnie Request No. 1. Remember that update last week from Konnie Henning about the biometric screening event (with a chance to earn a $50 Visa gift card)? Organizers have added a few more slots and you can still register for the June 14 event in Bauer 330. Here’s how to register. Screenings are free to benefits-eligible WashU employees and include total cholesterol, HDL, TC/HDL ratio, glucose, A1C, height, weight, waist circumference and BMI. Blood pressure screenings now include the A1C test (new!). Questions? Contact Konnie.

Konnie Request No. 2. Remember that update about the Donuts and Cornhole with the Dean event coming on Wednesday? Well, Konnie is seeking volunteers who can bring in a cornhole game for the event. Can you? Contact Konnie.

Garage Repairs. Starting Tuesday and running through August 19, the Millbrook garage will be the site of structural repairs. Expect intermittent closures at some parking stalls and, of course, noise. Work will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

S’Bux and Bauer Café: Remember, they’re closed on Monday (and you shouldn’t be here anyway!). As usual, menu options are here and remote ordering is here.


Doughnuts with the Dean. As we mentioned above, Wednesday morning is for cornhole, coffee and confections with the dean at 9:15 a.m. in the Knight Center courtyard (or the atrium in case of rain).

Final Reminder. Congrats to Peter Boumgarden, who will be officially installed on Thursday as the Koch Professor of Practice for Family Enterprise and director of the Koch Center for Family Business in a 4 p.m. ceremony. A reception follows Peter’s presentation, “Ownership and Leadership in a Moralized Market.”



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