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