Publication

August 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Making a Difference: Your Alumni Association’s Annual Progress Report
  • Annual Fund Tops Goal—Thanks to You!
  • Spotlight on Dean Pedrotti ‘83 A Firefighter’s MBA Toolkit
  • Meet and Greet by the Bay Tuesday, September 20, in San Francisco
  • SAVE THE DATE: Dean’s Fall Welcome Luncheon Friday, September 30, in Davis
  • Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Friday, October 7, in San Ramon Anne Gates, EVP and CFO, Disney Consumer Products
  • Feeling Lucky? Try Your Hand at Casino Royale, Nov.

    5 Presented by the Associated Students of Management

General information

Making a Difference
The GSM Alumni Association’s Annual Progress Report

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The GSM just finished one of its best years in our short history, and you should feel very, very proud to be an alum of the fastest-rising school in the Top 50. Here are some highlights:

  • The daytime program was ranked 28th overall by U.S.News & World Report, jumping 14 spots—the largest advance of any school in the Top 50;
  • U.S.News & World Report ranked the Working Professional MBA programs in Sacramento and the Bay Area at 32nd;
Overview

Your Investment in Action

The Graduate School of Management’s Annual Giving Campaign makes possible a range of educational and networking events for alumni, students and business constituents. This critical support also helps the School attract the best and brightest students, recruit top faculty and provide high-quality programs. Our entire community benefits from the School’s expanded reputation, influence and outreach.

This year the GSM Alumni Association has set a goal of 20% alumni participation.

Your Gift Can Make an Impact

See How Your Gift Makes a Difference.

Make a Gift to the Graduate School of Management

The Annual Giving Campaign allows donors to direct their gifts where they feel it would
be most beneficial:

Unrestricted Fund

This current-use fund contributes directly to the School’s ongoing needs and allows for flexibility to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Student Scholarships

Gifts directed to student scholarships provide critical current-use funds for dispersing general student financial support for MBA students.

Student Professional Development

This current-use fund allows students to travel to participate in conference, seminars and business competitions, broadening their perspectives and enriching their experience.

Graduate School of Management Endowment

This endowment was established by the Full-Time MBA Class of 2000, along with generous donations from the business community. Gifts are invested and the interest earned supports School-wide initiatives.

Working Professional Endowment

This endowment was established by the Sacramento Working Professional Class of 2002. Gifts are invested and the interest generated supports our Part-Time MBA programs.

Master of Professional Accountancy Endowment

This endowment was established by the inaugural MPAc Class of 2013. Gifts are invested and the interest generated supports this program.

Innovator Article

Alumni Association Class Notes

1983

Betsey Archer: Retirement is coming up. At the end of the year, I will be selling my financial planning practice and moving into “the next phase.” I can’t believe it’s been 28 years since we survived as the “first class.”

Faculty

Roger M. Edelen
Associate Professor of Management

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Teaching Field and Research Expertise: Finance

Associate Professor Roger Edelen’s primary research interest is institutional investing. Much of his work has focused on the influence of operational and organizational factors on mutual fund performance, particularly relating to funds’ trading practices and shareholder flow. His research also includes the role of agency conflicts in secondary-market trading, and pricing dynamics in primary security offerings. His teaching interests are investments and derivative securities.

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Faculty

Ayako Yasuda
Associate Professor of Management

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Research Expertise: Economics of financial intermediation, particularly investment banking, commercial banking, and venture capital/private equity; corporate finance

Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda wants to shed light on the economic roles played by financial intermediaries such as banks, venture capital/private equity funds, and institutional investors that influence a firm’s access to capital. She also wants to examine how incentives (given through compensation contracts, reputation, etc.) impact the actions of specific agents within these institutions.

Gallagher Hall
Room 3206
(530) 752-0775
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