fall 2000

class notes

karen katen

joe mansueto

gary mecklenburg

Recognizing Achievement
2000 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Chicago GSB alumni are world leaders in business. They set and redefine corporate strategies, envision and execute bold new ventures, and provide tireless service to the public through governmental and nonprofit entities. This year, the GSB honored outstanding achievement in the corporate, entrepreneurial, and public service sectors with the 2000 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Karen L. Katen, A.B. ’70, M.B.A. ’74
Distinguished Corporate Alumna

Joe Mansueto, A.B. ’78, M.B.A. ’80
Distinguished Entrepreneurial Alumnus

Gary A. Mecklenburg, ’70
Distinguished Public Service/Public Sector Alumnus


From the Dean
Resigning the Deanship
I would like to thank the two Chicago GSB dean search committees that had the courage to appoint me as dean and then reappoint me for a second five-year term, as well as Presidents Hanna Gray and Hugo Sonnenschein, who accepted their recommendations. By July 1, 2001, I will have served as your dean for eight years.
From Dean Robert S. Hamada


Open for Business
Chicago GSB Launches Program in Singapore
Last fall, Chicago GSB became the first business school with permanent campuses in Asia, Europe, and North America.
By Melissa M. Bernardoni


The Revolution Starts Here
Information and Small Business Lending
The distance between small firms and their lenders is growing 3.8 percent each year. A recent study by Professor Raghuram G. Rajan examines the causes and benefits of this radical change in small business lending.
By Soo Ji Min


GSB Statement Clarifies Facts about I-House
Setting the Record Straight
Great debate has surrounded the university’s decisions regarding International House and the GSB’s role. The GSB released a summary of events to clarify its position.


A New Brand Challenge
Alumni Profile
As vice president of marketing for Concero, Jennifer K. Daniels, ’92, orchestrated the company's extensive plan for a fresh corporate identity.
By Amy Rust


Browse articles from the previous issue of Chicago GSB.
Visit the Chicago GSB archives.
Send us your class notes. Chicago GSB welcomes your news. E-mail the editor.