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Momentum & Ambition

Today there is a real sense of momentum at UVM’s Grossman School of Business. We are recruiting new faculty, building enrollment, sending students to case competitions, bringing experts to campus and linking students with internship and career opportunities. We are a business school that is poised to rise — in reputation, rankings and impact.

Through Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont, we have a landmark opportunity to strengthen our ability to prepare our nation’s and our world’s business leaders. Within 10 years, we aspire to be among the top 50 undergraduate business programs and top 50 MBA programs in the world. This is an ambitious goal, but with your support we know we will raise $37.5 million and move mountains to achieve this. Join us.

Programs: $15.5 million

  • New centers for research and teaching: $10 million. By establishing the Center for Sustainable Business and the Center for Family Business, we can build on our recognized expertise in these areas. The new centers will bring together faculty and students to do world-class research; offer new programs and educational opportunities, such as conferences and speaker series; and serve as a resource for entrepreneurs throughout Vermont, the nation and the world.
  • Careers and experiential learning: $5.5 million. We have lagged behind our peers and competitors in providing the kind of career support that helps students refine their goals and succeed in the job market. The school must invest more resources in a comprehensive career development program that includes student advising, job-search preparation, career exploration through trips and projects, and internship and job match opportunities.

Kalkin Hall Expansion: $10 million

A 23,000-square-foot expansion to Kalkin Hall is a prerequisite for growing our enrollment, expanding graduate programs and hiring additional faculty and staff. The school also requires more space to host a range of learning experiences on the Central Campus: conferences, case competitions, career fairs, speaker forums, and career and industry panels.

Scholarships: $7 million

With applications on the rise, we have a great opportunity to become more selective, recruiting the best candidates. Our offers of admission are often turned down by students who received scholarship support from other top institutions. Advancing the excellence of our programs depends on bringing highly accomplished students to UVM, even as we recruit students from a wider range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds across the U.S. and internationally.

Endowed Faculty Chairs: $5 million

We need to add at least four endowed chairs over the course of the campaign. Endowment gifts create a perpetual source of funding that can cover a portion of a professor’s salary and provide additional flexibility to advance that person’s teaching and research. These positions are highly prized by top-echelon faculty, who in turn attract top students and other top faculty to our campus and build our reputation for excellence.