Management Magazine Autumn 2017

Management Magazine
Autumn 2017

Scholarship Breakfast

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2018 Scholarship Breakfast
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Westin Galleria
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

*Keynote speaker to be announced soon!

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.

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 more than 350 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

UT System Chancellor Shares Leadership Lessons at 2017 Scholarship Breakfast

JSOM Scholar Breakfast 2017 Keynote Speaker

UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven shared lessons he has learned about transformative leadership and how they can be applied to business in the keynote address he delivered Nov. 1, 2017, at the Scholarship Breakfast, the largest fundraiser of the Naveen Jindal School of Management. McRaven, a retired four-star Navy admiral, learned those lessons while commanding U.S. special operations forces and related them to an audience of nearly 400 at the annual event, which was held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas.

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean and Caruth Chair of the Jindal School, opened the program by thanking guests for their support in making the Jindal School better every year and introducing Dr. Richard C.Benson, president of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Benson introduced McRaven by explaining that the chancellor’s Quantum Leaps initiative “sets the stage for UT Dallas and the other institutions to collaborate in ways that will make a difference for the state and the world.”

McRaven said his stories of the multidirectional human network he used in the military also applies to business, and he concluded by offering advice to audience members, especially current and future business leaders.

“No matter what organization you’re a part of, think long and hard about who and what you are,” he said. “Make sure you’re giving your people, your partners and, of course, your customers a reason to engage beyond just self-interest. Articulate your values and, more importantly, live those values every day. Share with every member of your network a vision that sparks their imagination. Enlist them in the quest to turn that vision into reality. Tell them you can’t do it without them. They already know that, of course, but they need to be sure that you know it.”

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

William Mcraven

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.

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

JSOM Scholarship Breakfast

(From the left) Dr. Calvin Jamison, UT Dallas vice president for administration; Dr. Richard C. Benson, UT Dallas president; and Joel Robuck, Dallas area residential and commercial developer, converse with UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven at the 2017 Scholarship Breakfast.

Gold Level Sponsors

  • The Center for Brain Health at UT Dallas
  • Lennox International
  • Trans Global Technologies Inc.

Silver Level Sponsors

  • ACAP Health
  • ARMOR Wealth Management
  • Austin Commercial
  • Beck Group
  • BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas
  • Deloitte
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
  • The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas
  • EY
  • Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Haselton, Morgan & Maultsby, P.C.
  • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Dallas Chapter
  • May Kay
  • Merit Energy
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management
  • Executive Education
  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations at UT Dallas
  • Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital
  • REVTECH – Retail Technology Ventures
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Texas Instruments
  • UBS
  • US India Chamber of Commerce
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wright Connatser PLLC