I am pleased to share the 2022 Dean’s Report, which celebrates our recent successes and highlights many of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, with attention to the ways they make Isenberg a special place. I firmly believe that we are better today than we were before the pandemic took hold of us in spring 2020. We learned a lot about ourselves and we have a lot to be proud of, including how innovative, supportive, and resilient our community proved to be. I am personally privileged to work with so many inspiring people.
In this report, you’ll find updates on our programs, including new initiatives and the ways we’re adapting to the changing needs of our students, the business community, and the university. You’ll also find information on our strides in academic research and thought leadership, donor impact, and other priorities that advance our reputation. When you open this booklet from the other side, you’ll be able to read about our new strategic plan: Roadmap 2027 lays out our vision and the goals we’ll be working toward over the next five years. This plan will help us stay ahead of an increasingly competitive landscape and will be shared more fully later this fall.
I hope you enjoy this look under the hood! As we look both back at the past year and also forward to the future, one thread runs through everything—that is the devoted community of supporters, without whom we simply could not deliver world-class education or thought leadership. The continued involvement and support of alumni and friends is one of the most important aspects to Isenberg’s success—thank you!
I hope you enjoy the Dean’s Report as much as we enjoy sharing it with you.
Dean and Thomas O ’Brien Endowed Chair
Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts Amherst