A Message From Dean Bruner

Bob Bruner Pillars Winter 2013Donors to the Darden School of Business have once again raised the bar in fiscal year 2013 in support of Darden’s mission to improve the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders and by advancing knowledge. Thank you for your generosity and your leadership.  

University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson believed that learning is a process — not an event. Innovation and independent thinking remain our most enduring traditions.

Each day at Darden, we strive for excellence, and to achieve it, we know that we must innovate relentlessly. In the classroom, our faculty members — renowned for teaching excellence — deliver a powerful, transformational experience for both MBA students and business executives. They also boldly pursue new knowledge, achieving excellence in research. Darden’s 10 Centers of Excellence leverage this thought leadership in areas including entrepreneurship and innovation; business ethics; asset management; the intersection of business and society; and the global economy.

The Darden community’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research combine to create the world’s best educational experience (The Economist, 2011-13). Yet, we know that excellence is a moving target. In the highly competitive world of business schools, standing still is simply not an option. Your gift to Darden enables us to attract the best and the brightest, and to stay at the frontier of an ever-changing world. Thank you very much.

Robert F. Bruner
Dean, Darden School of Business


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