"Gene, though our interactions have been brief, your quest for intellectual rigor and truth has been a great inspiration to me. I fondly recall my PhD days at UC. To my own students, I often recount the story of my first graduate school finance exam, which was in your course. Perhaps I should bury this story, but I performed miserably on that exam. Thankfully, I was able to recover, do well in the class, complete my PhD, and pursue an academic career. As is the case for so many of your students, I am so grateful to have had you as a professional mentor. Enjoy the well-earned celebration. I hope our paths cross soon."
- Brad Barber, ’87, PhD ‘91
Maurice J. and Marcia G. Gallagher Professor of Finance, UC Davis Graduate School of Management