Spring 2010

Cover Story

Leaving a Legacy: Dean Susan M. Phillips Looks Back

During her 12 years as dean, Susan M. Phillips oversaw construction of a $56-million home for the School of Business, balanced its long troubled budget, revamped the curriculum and recruited top faculty.


GWSB’s Mega Booster: Mitch Blaser Takes a Hands-On Approach

Blaser, a successful executive and entrepreneur, remains a one-man cheering section for the school that awarded him a BBA in 1973. As chairman of the board and winner of this year’s Alumni Outstanding Service Award, the energetic Blaser also functions as coach for GWSB’s alumni team as well as star player and chief recruiter.

New Lessons for Turbulent Times: When a Financial Crisis Becomes a Teachable Moment

When students in GWSB’s “Leadership and Organizations” class examined the financial crisis, they didn’t talk much about mortgage-backed securities, troubled assets or systematic risk. Instead, they looked at decisions made by Henry Paulson.

Family Business: Why Do the Bangaras Discuss GWSB Over Dinner?

The Bangaras—father, daughter and son—have turned The George Washington University School of Business into a family tradition.