Alumni at Reunion 2019

Culture & Community

MBA - Culture & Community - Alumni Network

Alumni Network

Darden's tight-knit alumni network offers support and opportunity across the globe.

What makes a good company?
Good company.

MBA graduates earn lifetime membership to the Darden Alumni Network, joining a vibrant, global family of more than 16,000 alumni in over 90 countries.

Darden has one of the most engaged MBA alumni bases and one of the highest participation rates of alumni giving among business schools.

Darden’s tight-knit community, comprised of faculty, staff, alumni and corporate partners, is one of the world’s most collaborative. We work together to help each other succeed, creating an environment in which everyone learns what it means to work, live and learn in a pluralistic, global organization because collaborative advantage is a competitive advantage. The connections forged at Darden last a lifetime.


Featured Alumni

Elizabeth Weymouth

Elizabeth Weymouth

(MBA ’94), Founder and Managing Partner, Grafine Partners LLC

Warren Thompson

Warren Thompson

(MBA ’83), President and Chairman, Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Isao Sekiguchi

Isao Sekiguchi

(MBA ’04), President Director, Nissan Motor Indonesia

Hal Lawton

Hal Lawton

(MBA ’00), President, Macy’s

Nishita Henry

Nishita Henry

(MBA ’03), CIO, U.S. Deloitte Consulting

Akansha Jain

Akansha Jain

(MBA ’15), Director, Ambit Switchgear Pvt.


A Lifetime of Benefits

The Darden experience does not end at graduation. Your degree confers valuable resources for life, including:

  • Unlimited access to all Darden cases
  • Complimentary support from Alumni Career Services
  • Regional alumni chapters
  • Access to library databases from the UVA Alumni Association

“Leveraging the Darden alumni network to host events where honest dialogue about diversity and equity can be had will ultimately charter a path to real action.”

Jarrett Walker
(MBA ’18)