Dean’s Update Summer 2021
Welcome to the Summer 2021 Dean’s Update. I am pleased to highlight some of COB’s recent accomplishments occurring during these extraordinary times. Due to the efforts of everyone in the college—faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends—we have finished all that every academic year presents and requires. I cannot think of anything that we left undone because we were living in the virtual world. We can all be proud of what a great college we have collectively created, and I offer a huge thank-you to all COB stakeholders for their efforts and support.
The past year has not been without challenges, and interacting in the virtual world can only approximate the face-to-face world. For many individuals, the effects of isolation, technology limitations, and lifestyle impacts have been significant. The virtual classroom has made interaction and engagement more difficult, and zoom fatigue is something our students must contend with over the course of the semester.
So while we have accomplished a lot, it has not been easy or perfect. I look forward to returning to more normal times as the pandemic recedes and the face-to-face world emerges again. Enjoy our update!
Michael E. Solt
Dean, College of Business
Professor, Department of Finance
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