Dean's Council

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. Hasan Pirkul,
Dean and Caruth Chair of Management

Thank you for your interest in the Naveen Jindal School of Management Dean’s Council. The council, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in spring 2018, is an important organization that helps build recognition of the school and all it does. Council members improve the Jindal School’s global reputation by promoting – on campus, at home and abroad – its abilities to serve diverse students and interests. The school’s adeptness at addressing wide-ranging management subjects and concerns is a critical component in offering a quality business education.

Dean’s Council activities help create, support and enhance the unique culture of the Jindal School. The school relies on its best, most committed students to serve on the council.

Undergraduate students who serve focus on fostering student engagement. They create an atmosphere of excellence and help other students get the most from their undergraduate experience.

Graduate council members concentrate on growing and solidifying the school’s excellent reputation, and spreading its name recognition. Graduate members may engage in projects to increase their fellow graduate students’ satisfaction. Their success is often reflected in higher approval ratings for the school.

Council achievements have included developing and implementing the Peer to Peer Mentoring program, creating and hosting the annual Owlie Awards, supporting collegiate competitions and helping to secure student support for important rankings, such as those conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek.

I encourage you to apply for and support the Dean’s Council. I have high expectations for it to continue to enhance our school and our programs. I congratulate past Dean’s Council members for all they have done and achieved, and I look forward to the successes of future members.

The mission of the Dean’s Council was proposed and adopted on October 12, 2008. The mission reads as follows:

The Jindal School of Management Dean’s Council is dedicated to improving and growing the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management reputation locally, regionally and globally; and committed to protecting and supporting student concerns and working tirelessly with the Jindal School of Management leadership to improve the collegiate experience of all students, both inside and outside the classroom.

The motto “Duty with Dignity” was adopted by the Council in January 2011. It represents the true essence of what it means to be a council member. Members understand that to serve, they must always be dignified and respectful. Council members also understand and accept that to have the honor of membership, there is a responsibility to serve – Thus member of the council serve the Jindal School of Management gladly serve and always remember that “Duty with Dignity” is essential.

  • How to give How To Apply
  • The Undergraduate Deans Council is now accepting applications for Spring 2019! Applications close on 10/5 at 8 am!

    Application Closed

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must have completed at least one semester at UTD
    • Students who have previously attended the university must have already completed 12 hours at UT Dallas: transfer students and freshman must currently be enrolled in 12 hours at UT Dallas
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must currently be enrolled as a UTD student with a JSOM major
    • Must commit to serve on the council for at least one academic year, or two long semesters

    Please note that new membership openings on the Undergraduate Dean’s Council are very competitive. Students who are not selected are encouraged to get involved with other JSOM organizations and apply again in a future semester.

    Undergraduate Dean’s Council Application Calendar
    Group interview:
    Saturday, 11/3 at 8:00 AM
    Application Closed
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  • Fall 2018 Officers

    Kristin Harris

    Kristin Harris, Undergraduate President

    My name is Kristin Harris, and I am a junior studying supply chain management with a minor in organizational behavior and human resources. I have been involved in Dean’s Council since my freshman year. I joined this organization because I wanted to be able to make a positive impact on JSOM. My favorite thing about Dean’s Council is that every member has the opportunity to make a contribution to JSOM.

    Jessica Marquis

    Jessica Marquis, VP of Operations

    Hello, My name is Jessica Marquis, I am a sophomore studying Finance and Accounting. My first semester in DC I was a member of the Academic committee where I got to collaborate with a fun group a people. This semester I am working as a the VP of Operations and I look forward to working with the executive team. I will be keeping up with the councils minutes and updating the website.

    Frances Dagohoy

    Frances Dagohoy, VP of Internal Development

    My name is Frances Dagohoy and I am a sophomore studying accounting. I was a part of the Academics Committee my first year at Dean’s Council and I wanted to get more involved with the behind the scenes aspects of the organization. Therefore, I decided to run for VP of Internal Development. My favorite part about Dean’s Council is being able to fill in the gap between students and faculty. We listen to what the students want and need and help execute that idea. I am really excited to work with the executive team, the Dean’s Council members, the students, and faculty and staff to make a better JSOM.

    Timothy Montequin

    Timothy Montequin, Academics Committee Chair

    My name is Timothy Montequin, I am a sophomore human resource management major with a minor in public policy. I joined Dean’s Council because I wanted to ensure that every student is able to take full advantage of the multitude of opportunities that JSOM offers. My favorite memory from Dean’s Council was hosting the “Discover Your Major Fair” where over 200 freshmen and transfer students were able to meet with all the program directors to help them decide which program is the best fit for them.

    Sarah Tse

    Sarah Tse, Facilities & Services Committee Chair

    Hi my name is Sarah Tse, and I serve as the Facilities and Services Committee Chair. This is my second year at UT Dallas and I am majoring in Information Technology and Systems. I’ve been in the Dean’s Council for about a year now and really enjoy working with a great group of motivated people. My committee focuses on improving the building and the services that JSOM provides. During my time in Dean’s council, I’ve helped bring color printing to the printing lab and ideas for academic advising processes. As a member of Dean’s Council, I hope to continue to listen to what my fellow students would like to see and make a change!

    Charlie Hooper

    Charlie Hooper, Operations Committee Chair

    I’m a Junior Supply Chain Management major from Austin, Texas! I love getting involved in organizations on campus and learning different skills outside of the classroom. One thing I really like about Dean’s Council is that you get out what you put in; the most rewarding work is usually the most challenging. A few of my passions include dance, working out, and connecting with new people!

    Pratiksha Tonpe

    Pratiksha Tonpe, Co-Curricular Chair

    Hi, I’m Pratiksha Tonpe! I’m a freshman double majoring in Business Administration as well as Finance. Born in Richmond, Virginia, raised in Portland, Oregon and finally settling in Plano, Texas, adapting to new places and situation is definitely my forte. My passions include art, exploring nature and volunteering. I take pride in being part of the Davidson Honors Management Program as part of JSOM and look forward to spending these next four years at UTD developing a strong network of friends, mentors and professors. In the future I plan on pursuing a career in which I can hopefully combine my passions in art and business and continue to constantly challenge myself and learn every day.

    Ashton Rel

    Ashton Rel, Engagements Chair

    Hey everyone! My name is Ashton Rel and I am a senior studying both Economics and Finance. When I transferred to UTD in Spring 2016, I was amazed by the resources and opportunities that JSOM has to offer. That is why I joined The Dean’s Council. I want to make sure that each and every student of JSOM has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. I love Dean’s Council because our collaborative organization promotes new ideas and is filled with so many who care about the future of JSOM and it’s students.

    Undergraduate Dean’s Council Advisors

    Marilyn Kaplan Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
    Sarah Henry Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Projects Projects
  • Spring 2018

    • The Academics Committee is proposing that an excel certification be integrated into JSOM core courses.
    • The Co-Curriculars Committee held a virtual interview workshop in partnership with the CMC on April 6th, 2018 in the UG Lounge.
    • The Engagements Committee created a fact sheet for each JSOM major program and concentration, to use as a resource for current students to see which soft skills and certifications they should be pursuing for their intended career path.
    • The Facilities Committee is working with the JSOM Facilities Services team on finding a way for students to report issues they find in the building, such as broken outlets or chairs with missing wheels.

    Fall 2017

    • The Academic Committee developed and hosted the first “Discover your Major Fair” where students were able to mingle with program directors and learn about the concentrations and majors offered in JSOM. The Academic Committee also proposed an update to extend the hours of the OPRE labs.
    • The Facilities Committee developed a proposal to start a student advisor program to assist the JSOM Advising Office with common inquiries regarding course enrollment.

    Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

    • Facilities and services committee were able to add color printers in JSOM printing lab.
    • Academics committee submitted a proposal to add mock lectures to the Business Basics course, which several professors already implemented this semester.

    Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

    • The Student Outreach Committee began implementing the JSOM 5 marketing campaign to design and distribute a monthly informational flyer for JSOM undergraduate students.
    • The Careers Committee created similar literature specific for internships. They distributed a flyer in all of the Internship 101 sessions which was a collection of suggestions for obtaining an internships and advice from students who had previously had internships.
    • The Spirit Committee organized a time capsule project for JSOM’s 40th Anniversary event.
    • The Rankings and Recognition Committee initiated a calling campaign to reach over 800 graduating seniors, increasing student participation in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey from 8% to over 40%.

    Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

    • Bridged new connections with employers to provide students new networking opportunities for careers and internships
    • Continued the hosting of the Organization Carnival and Golden Comet Award
    • Started the #JSOMRevolution to improve the reputation of JSOM from the students’ perspective

  • How to Apply How To Apply
  • The Fall 2018 New Member Campaign is closed, please check back in December/January for Spring 2019 new member campaign schedule. Complete the online application (one time) and submit by the deadline posted below, no applications will be considered once the deadline has passed. A confirmation page will confirm your submission. Only online applications will be accepted. All applications for membership will be reviewed and the candidates who will move to the next step in the process for membership will be contacted via email. When the interview process is complete, students who are invited to join the Dean’s Council will be notified via email. Those who will not be invited this semester will also be notified via email.

    The Dean’s Council is inclusive of all students who represent all degree programs in the Jindal School of Management.

    To apply, each candidate must adhere to the following guidelines:


    • 3.2 Cumulative GPA (will be verified)
    • Must have completed at least 9 credit hours
    • Able to actively serve for one academic year (two long semesters)
    • Completed online application with at least one JSOM Faculty reference

    All Council members must attend all Dean’s Council meetings. Meetings are held on selected Saturday mornings between 10:00-12:30.


    Dean’s Council dates to remember for Fall 2018:

    • Online Application link for new membership opens: August 1st, 2018
    • Online Application link for new membership closes: August 31st, 2018
    • Dean’s Council Meetings:
      • 9/15/2018
      • 10//20/2018
      • 11/10/2018

    Please note there are limited openings per semester for Dean’s Council new membership. If you not selected in the current semester, the Dean’s Council Membership Committee encourages JSOM students to everyone to get involved and volunteer with other organizations in JSOM as well as apply again in a future semester.

    Dean’s Council members can be dismissed for any conduct unbecoming of a council member. The responsibility to serve with dignity and dedication is a requirement of membership in this organization.

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  • Graduate Leaders

    Rachel Johnson

    Rachel Johnson, Co-Leader

    “Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” – Rumi

    I am working towards my MS in Management Science and Organizational Behavior. I joined the Dean’s Council for two reasons. First, I take great pride in my education and wanted to help showcase the high levels of intelligence, sheer talent, and good will exhibited here are JSOM. Second, I feel there is inherent truth and solace to be found in the experience of others. I want to help those stories get told and create a profound legacy for years to come.

    Christian Filsouf

    Christian Filsouf, Co-Leader

    Currently, I am working on my MBA in organizational leadership and will be attending law school in the fall of 2019. I hope to work either in corporate law, or as a probate attorney. My ultimate goal is to one day become a congressman. I joined Dean’s Council to be with JSOM’s best and brightest students, and to leave behind a positive impact for the school.

    Jennifer Burson

    Jennifer Burson, Secretary

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

    I graduated in December 2017 with my MBA, but am still taking classes at JSOM to prepare for PhD studies. Being a JSOM student has provided me with so many academic and professional opportunities; I am excited to serve on Dean’s Council to give back to the school that has given so much to me.

    Reagan Reese Renner

    Reagan Reese Renner, Photographer

    “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker

    In an educational program, I feel like what you put in is what you get out. I didn’t feel like going to class was enough. I wanted to network with my classmates and be an active, contributing student during my time at UTD. I felt like joining the Dean’s Council would provide me with an excellent opportunity to meet and network with people that were going through similar programs. It also offered me a chance to be actively involved in the continued development of JSOM as a leading institution in producing outstanding business professionals.

    Anurag Rajeshkumar Laddha

    Anurag Rajeshkumar Laddha, Webmaster

    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    I am currently pursuing my master’s in business analytics. I joined dean’s council to discover more about myself by interacting with brightest students around campus. It also provides me a platform to share individual opinions to reflect the change I want to see towards development of JSOM.

    Malvika Bodh

    Malvika Bodh, Social Media Coordinator

    “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up. ”

    I am a graduate student (MS in Business Analytics) at JSOM, and I joined the Dean’s Council as it offers a unique opportunity: to serve the student community by devising and implementing innovative strategies while also acquiring a quality business education, with the added benefit of experiencing a multicultural milieu shaped by individuals hailing from all parts of the world. These diverse experiences as a council member will surely make for a great learning experience and will create a brilliant foundation for my future endeavors.

    Laavanya Rajendran

    Laavanya Rajendran, Volunteer Coordinator

    “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this : “You haven’t”. Many of Life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Perseverance is the only key to success” -Thomas Edison

    Currently, I am pursuing my masters in Management Science. Little did I know how competitive it was to join the Deans Council. Being able to be a part of the council that contributes so much to the betterment of JSOM motivates me to work harder, and if the activities that we do through the council inspires the students to contribute better to JSOM then our goal is achieved! Members of the council are so friendly and vibrant, and it helps me grow better as a person both personally and professionally. Being a part of the Deans Council is one of the best opportunities I have ever had and I am a Proud Comet!

    Graduate Members

    • Kiran Achanta
    • Abrar Ahmed
    • Akshitha Animalla
    • Bhavikshah Atulkumar
    • Osama Bin Azeem
    • Satinder Bajaj
    • Bijayeeta Banerjee
    • Nikky Bhargava
    • Priyanka Bisht
    • Malvika Bodh
    • Jennifer Burson
    • Mark Chang
    • Muthu Veerappan Chockalingam
    • Naomi D’Amato
    • Ariana DePlaza
    • Sangeeta Eluri
    • Sarah Farahani
    • (Ai) Emma Fei
    • Christian Filsouf
    • Dhruv Goyal
    • Ashna Gupta
    • Ashvarya Gupta
    • Harsh Gupta
    • Sonali Gupta
    • Vidhi Gupta
    • Bonnie Helm
    • Yashna Hemrajani
    • Aaron Henry
    • Yen Nhi Ho
    • Cyriac Jacob
    • Sanskruti Jain
    • Prateek Jalan
    • Rachel Johnson
    • Animesh Johri
    • Pooja Kamble
    • Naveen Kaswa
    • Ashish Khandelwal
    • Raghavan Krishnan Veera
    • Akhil Kulkarni
    • Nilay Kulkarni
    • Dolly Kumari
    • Anurag Rajeshkumar Laddha
    • Harshita Lall
    • Robert Liebendorfer
    • Abhishek Magotra
    • Reshma Maliakkal
    • Jonathan Martinez
    • Kowshik Dhev Mathiazhagan
    • Bhavisha Mehta
    • Shaivy Mittal
    • Ninette Moody
    • Sumit Moza
    • aminat muibi
    • Guhan Murugesan
    • Revathi Narasimha
    • Khiem Nguyen
    • Kumar Nishant
    • Olufunke Ogunjobi
    • Kolade Oyekan
    • Siddharth Oza
    • Andrew Parsley
    • Tyler Post
    • Laavanya Rajendran
    • Rexraman Rajkumar
    • Shrenik Ramani
    • Bharat Rao
    • Reagan Renner
    • Kayhan Saeed
    • Moumita Saha
    • Sambit Sahoo
    • Gowtham Senthilkumar
    • Imram Shabbir
    • Nikhil Shah
    • Nowreena Shakdwipee
    • Sathi Sikdar
    • Rahul Singh
    • Prakash Singh Somvanshi
    • Anagha Subramanya
    • Divya Sudhakar
    • Parikshit Suhaney
    • Weiyang Sun
    • Haylee Tubbs
    • Niraj Upare
    • Sneha Venkataraman
    • Lakshmi Sahana Voleti
    • Zhiyaqng (CoCo) Yu
    • Mingjie Zhou

    * Membership as of 3/16/2018

  • Graduate Projects
  • Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

    • Faces of Dean’s Council – Faces of Dean’s Council profiles current graduate Dean’s Council members, as well as Alums, to highlight the accomplishments of our members, their diversity in backgrounds, education, and experience, as well as to track their progress to and beyond graduation.
    • Faces of JSOM – Faces of JSOM is a project to showcase the spirit of the students, faculty, and alumni of the Jindal School of Management. Being a platform for global interaction where everyone seems to be a stranger busy with their demanding schedules, these interactions make us realize that everyone has their own story which connects the community and brings them closer.
    • Orientation Video – A video that shows a working professional’s transformation from part-time commuter student to full-time Comet.
    • MS Oath – The MS Oath committee within the Dean’s Council has been tasked with writing an oath for all students who graduate from the MS program at UT Dallas. This will be a binding pledge that captures the core values that are embedded in us as Comets. Students are expected to take this oath upon their honor and always abide by the oath in everything that they do as future leaders.
    • WiseWords – WISE WORDS ARE COMING!     Wise Words is a student lead initiative by the JSOM Graduate Dean’s Council to bring together creative and innovative speakers drawn from the UTD Student and faculty community, as well as from alumni and working professionals. The goal is to present our audience with four 15 minute presentations on diverse topics that might not otherwise be featured due to their out of the box perspective or lack of pointed industry specific focus. We hope that these talks can provide a platform for our speakers to share something unique with the audience and contribute to fosters a well-rounded sense of life-long learning in the UTD community.  Our first event is set to take place the last week of January 2018.
    • 3rd Annual JSOM OWLIE Awards.
    • We continue to serve as Ambassadors for important Jindal School Events.

    Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

    • Faces of JSOM Social Media: The next project that the Dean’s Council will be spearheading-an attempt to recognize to celebrate ordinary people for their extraordinary personalities all of this in an effort to build the reputation of JSOM.
    • 2nd Annual JSOM Owlie awards.
    • Identified and connected with nearly 1000 MBA alumni to help build the brand of Jindal School of Management.
    • Adopted the “Wise Owl” as the council’s mascot.
    • Adopted the tradition of “Patting the Owl” for good-lucks on exams.

    Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

    • 1st Annual JSOM Owlie awards.

    Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

    • Created the 1st Annual JSOM Owlie Awards and organized all aspects of the award.
    • Dean Council Traditions: Initiatives for efficient induction of new recruits and appreciation of graduating council members.
    • JSOM Traditions: Strengthening the JSOM brand with traditions with PAT the OWL for good luck.
    • Graduate Traditions: On-going project to foster a culture of giving back to JSOM.
    • Identified and connected with nearly 2000 alumni to help build the brand of Jindal School of Management.

    Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

    • Started the JSOM Success story contest to publish the achievements of the JSOM Students.
    • Worked on developing a new peer-to-peer mentoring system that would provide the students with career specific guidance.

    Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

    • Host MBA networking events for current MBA students
    • Create Recognition Wall to emphasize the great accomplishments of our JSOM students, faculty and
      staff in spring 2013
    • Implement Golden Comet award system where students nominate faculty to be recognized in spring 2013
    • Organizing a JSOM student organization showcase to take place in spring 2013

    Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

    • Create maintenance and beautification proposals regarding improvements to the overall look of the school.
    • Hosted MBA networking events for current MBA students.

    Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

    • Improved access to the JSOM’s computer labs.
    • Created the official Dean’s Council Website.
    • Created a committee to help student organizations create their websites.

    Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

    • Helped with re-establishing floundering student organizations, growing our student groups from 9 in 2008 to 19 in 2010 to 29 in 2011.
    • Built and orchestrated the “Reputation Matters” campaign to help promote the Jindal School of Management brand in rankings.
    • Worked to extend the school’s cafe hours to accommodate the break time for evening students.
    • Orchestrated getting the university to extend evening orange student parking to begin at 4:00 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m. University withdrew the change and the Council is continuing to work to get it back.

    Spring 2008 – Spring 2009

    • Created a brochure for the JSOM organizations to be given to all new incoming students.
    • Arranged a meeting with UT Dallas technical staff and students to resolve wireless problems.
    • Volunteered to lead a “Cans from the Classroom” food drive campaign to give to the North Texas Food Bank; the goal was to collect one can for every JSOM constituent (over 500 cans) in Fall 2008 and over 1800 cans in Fall 2009.
    • Hosted a Welcome Back event on September 2, 2008.
    • Hosted Karaoke in the Courtyard on August 23, 2009.
    • Hosted “Ask the Dean” sessions.
    • Four JSOM Faculty began teaching Rhetoric 1101 as per the recommendation of the Council (RHET 1101 is the required university freshman class that orients students to the UTD campus).
    • Provided feedback to the Dean to acquire more furniture in the building for students to lounge on.
    • Provided feedback to the deans asking for study tables in the common areas during the week prior to finals and during finals.
    • Responded to finance students who needed access to Bloomberg terminals in the early evening; hired students to work the additional hours.

  • About About the OWLIEs
  • What are the OWLIEs?

    Outstanding Worthy Leaders Involved Exceptionally

    The JSOM “OWLIE” Award stands for Outstanding, Worthy Leaders, Involved Exceptionally. This annual award event provides a unique platform to recognize students, faculty, staff, mentors and alumni for their exceptional service on behalf of the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Without exception, the OWLIE winners have positively influenced faculty, staff, students, employers and the community at-large.

    Since the inception of the OWLIE in spring 2015, the annual event has quickly become a revered spring tradition for the Jindal School of Management.While the OWLIEs are hosted by the Dean’s Council, council members are not considered as potential winners for any of the awards other than the Super Owlie which is given to one undergraduate and one graduate Dean’s Council member. Potential OWLIE recipients are nominated by students, faculty, program directors and JSOM student organization advisors. The finalists are determined by the Undergraduate and Graduate Dean Council. The process to determine the finalists is a blind process removing student identity from consideration.

    OWLIE winners are determined by a vote of the JSOM faculty and staff, eight representatives of more than 50 JSOM student organizations and the undergraduate and graduate members of the Dean’s Council.

    Submit a Nomination!

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    This award recognizes BOTH AN UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE STUDENT who demonstrates the qualities of a CEO. This individual should also demonstrate the drive, determination and mindset of a CEO and has an excellent entrepreneurial spirit.


    This award recognizes both an undergraduate and graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring, encouraging and promoting the educational, professional, and personal development of JSOM students.


    To recognize both UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE STUDENT in JSOM who has won hearts through their selfless acts of service to others and/or their community.


    This award is presented to a faculty member for excellence in teaching, advising, mentoring, and/or supporting students. This individual contributes to the enhancement of the learning experience for students in JSOM. An UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE and PhD faculty member will be recognized.


    This award is presented to a current UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE and PhD student who is considered an all-round excellent example of excellence in JSOM. They are excellent students, confident leaders and actively engaged in the life of the school.


    The award is presented to a JSOM staff member for excellence in advising, assisting and supporting students. This staff member contributes to the enhancement of the overall experience for the student in JSOM.


    This award is presented to a JSOM alumnus who has distinguished themselves through excellence in supporting JSOM students.


    This award is presented to a current UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE student who is a leader of JSOM student organization and has provided exemplary leadership to the member students of that organization and had a positive impact on them, benefiting JSOM at large.


    This award recognizes the JSOM student organization that has made a significant contribution to the school and student body through service, programs, and activities.

    The nominations for the Student Organization, will be submitted by the faculty advisor of that organization. If you think an organization deserves an award, please submit all the accomplishments and other details as required, to the faculty advisor of that organization.

    Nominated employer must have posted positions in the Jindal School, hired students for both internships and final placement positions, and helped to support the professional development of students. Employers meeting these criteria will be identified by the Jindal School of Management Career Center and provided to the Nominations committee.

    Nominee must be active member of the Dean’s Council in the Jindal School providing leadership and support for all the activities of the council. Both an undergraduate and graduate member will be recognized.

  • Events Award Ceremony
  • Outstanding Worthy Leaders Involved Exceptionally

    The JSOM “OWLIE” Award stands for Outstanding, Worthy Leaders, Involved Exceptionally. This annual award event provides a unique platform to recognize students, faculty, staff, mentors and alumni for their exceptional service on behalf the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Without exception the OWLIE winners have positively influenced the lives of their friends, students, peers, professors, co-workers and the community at-large.

    Nominations for the OWLIE’s are sought each spring from faculty, staff and both undergraduate and graduate students. Since the inception of the OWLIES in spring 2015, the annual event has quickly become a revered tradition for the Jindal School of Management.

    The JSOM Owlie Awards Ceremony

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 4pm • Davidson Auditorium

  • Past Winners Past Winners
  • Below are the OWLIE WINNERS since its inception.

    2018 Winners 2017 Winners 2016 Winners 2015 Winners


Undergraduate Email

Marilyn Kaplan, PhD
Associate Dean
Undergraduate Education

Sarah Henry, MBA
Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator


Graduate Email

Monica S. Powell, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
Graduate Programs

Lori Snitzer
Administrative Assistant


The Dean’s Council office is located in JSOM 1.216. Click below to view interactive map.



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