What if Commerce Is the Path Through? Comments to Students on Election Night

Commerce has always been about the exchange of goods, services, and ideas to strengthen and advance societies. When everything we know is upended, commerce continues, and it has the potential to be a very stabilizing force that can move a society forward. So often we talk about a business degree as a pathway TO something or somewhere…but stop for a minute and consider, what if commerce is the path through?

One Step At A Time

On October 10, the UVA Alumni Association hosted Retold, a virtual conference acknowledging the 50th anniversary of full coeducation (1970) and to celebrate the transformational impact of UVA women across the generations. As a proud member of Gen-X, I am amazed that this step toward full inclusion for women happened during my lifetime.

A Conversation with Chris Nassetta (McIntire '84) President and CEO of Hilton

Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting McIntire's own Chris Nassetta for an inspiring conversation as part of our ongoing Centennial Speaker Series.

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