A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Dear Alumni and Supporters,
There has never been a year quite like 2020. At Berkeley Haas, we are drawing upon our Defining Leadership Principles—this year marks the 10th anniversary of our codified culture—to navigate the pandemic, racial injustice, and raging wildfires that have shaken our world.
As soon as in-person instruction, events, and work were no longer possible, our faculty and staff questioned the status quo to provide programs and classes worthy of the Haas community. Our Development and Alumni Relations team created a remote Alumni
Conference with a robust series of speakers. Our faculty reconfigured their classes and were themselves students always as they learned new skills to provide the best possible instruction to our students.
We went beyond ourselves to invest more than $1 million to create state-of-the-art virtual classrooms to make remote learning the best experience it can possibly be. No other top business school in the nation is doing this in its degree programs. Many of our MBA
students went beyond themselves by offering pro-bono consulting to small businesses and school districts. And our faculty showed us confidence without attitude as they offered their thought leadership to help us through these unprecedented times.
We also stayed true to our vision to keep Haas at the forefront of management education. In FY20, we continued to improve upon diversity, equity, and inclusion and enrolled our most diverse classes ever in fall 2019 and 2020. We added more women to the faculty and have brought more diverse and international voices to our Haas Advisory Board and Alumni Council. And we forged more collaborations with leading programs on campus, helping Haas to become the most innovative, inclusive, and sustainable business school in the world.
Thank you for your support of Berkeley Haas. It is especially during these troubled times that we need to double down on practicing principled leadership. Your philanthropy allows Berkeley Haas to shine in this leadership moment.
DEAN, BERKELEY HAAS