Management Magazine Autumn 2017

Management Magazine
Autumn 2017

Scholarship Breakfast


2017 Scholarship Breakfast with William H. McRaven

Chancellor, The University of Texas System
and Retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral


November 1, 2017
The Westin Galleria Hotel, Dallas

University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven shared how the lessons of transformative leadership can be applied to business during his keynote address at the 2017 Naveen Jindal School of Management Scholarship Breakfast.

“If your people do not feel connected to the mission, if they don’t feel in their bones that you not only want but demand their ideas, if they don’t know that their career trajectory will be defined by the quality of their work, if they are just marking time, then any of your business’s past victories won’t matter,” he told nearly 400 Jindal School supporters, students, alumni, faculty and staff at the annual event.

“You’ll be on the road to defeat.”

Dr. Richard C. Benson, president of The University of Texas at Dallas, was on hand to introduce McRaven. The breakfast, held Nov. 1 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, raised enough to fund 40 scholarships. Since its inception in 2009, the event — designed to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and support the educational goals of Jindal School students — has raised more than $700,000.

  • About the Breakfast
  • Keynote Speaker
  • About JSOM

About the Scholarship Breakfast

JSOM Scholarship Breakfast

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. The program has raised more than $700,000 and funded almost 400 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

2017 Scholarship Breakfast Keynote Speaker

William H. McRaven

William H. McRaven, Chancellor, The University of Texas System

University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, leads one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. As the chief executive officer of the UT System, Chancellor McRaven oversees 14 institutions that educate 221,000 students and employ 20,000 faculty and more than 80,000 healthcare professionals, researchers and staff.

Since he became chancellor in January 2015, Chancellor McRaven has recommitted the UT System and its institutions to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.

McRaven’s ambitious vision for the UT System includes nine “Quantum Leaps” to address many of the most significant challenges of our time. These include building the nation’s next generation of leaders through core education in leadership and ethics; leading a brain health revolution by accelerating discoveries and treatments for neurological diseases; elevating higher education’s role in national security; driving unprecedented levels of collaboration between higher and K-12 education; and increasing student access and success.

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas. For more than 40 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty rank among the top 5 worldwide in terms of research contributions. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty

Diane McNulty, PhD

Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4489
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