School of Management Establishes Dean’s Investment Fund

Posted: September 30, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: September 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

By Dave Andrews

School of Management Dean Jorge Haddock, left, with donors Kaylene and Bob Green.

In recent years, Mason’s School of Management (SOM) has increasingly gained recognition, not only among regional institutions, but also in the national rankings.

To help build even more momentum, SOM recently established the Dean’s Investment Fund through a $100,000 donation from SOM alumna Kaylene Green, B.S. Accounting ’87, and her husband, Bob Green, B.S. Education ’76.

“We are very grateful for Bob’s and Kaylene’s generous donation and their many years of support and service,” says Jorge Haddock, dean of SOM.

“Kaylene has been a pioneer professionally, and this early support of the Dean’s Investment Fund proves she’s also willing to set the example among our business alumni. The Greens’ passion for helping the school reach new heights is tremendous.”

The Fund was established to help create more scholarships for students, build support for faculty research and boost SOM as it continues to rise in the national rankings.

“We had decided to include Mason in our estate planning in the future, but when this great opportunity came along, we decided to do it earlier,” Ms. Green says. “Establishing the School of Management Dean’s Investment Fund gave us the chance to do something truly meaningful. Its purpose and objectives are completely in line with what Bob and I were thinking.”

Ms. Green’s successful career spans more than 30 years in the federal relations arena, specializing in shipbuilding, electronics and advanced technology. In 2009, she cofounded Flagship Government Relations, a business development and lobbying firm. Green joined the school’s Dean’s Council in 2003 and serves on its marketing committee.

SOM has consistently ranked among the top 100 accredited undergraduate business programs in the U.S. since 2004. Recently, the Executive MBA Program was ranked for the first time among the top 100 by U.S.News and World Report.

“It’s simply astonishing how far Mason has come in recent years,” says Mr. Green, a retired deputy division director in the United States Navy Comptroller’s Office. “We wanted to do our part to help our alma mater become even more successful.”

For more about the Dean’s Investment Fund and how to support the School of Management, e-mail rhwilso11@gmu.edu or call 703-993-1718.

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