An award-winning teacher and respected scholar in the areas of corporate finance Antonio Bernardo will become the new dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management, effective July 1. Bernardo, who holds the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario and a doctorate in economics from Stanford University. Since beginning his academic career at UCLA Anderson 25 years ago, Bernardo has served on many Anderson committees and did a term as senior associate dean where he co-led major strategic intitives, including an effort to improve the strength and diversity of Anderson’s faculty. “I believe deeply in our research and teaching mission and I am extremely proud to be a part of one of the world’s great public universities, tackling society’s most-vexing problems,” Bernardo said. “I look forward to leading the Anderson community as we engage that mission with a spirit of collaboration, innovation and purpose.” Bernardo will succeed Al Osborne, who has served as interim dean this past year.
In a ceremony on June 11, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block presented Sherie and Don Morrison with the UCLA Medal—the highest honor bestowed by UCLA—to recognize careers that have been dedicated to finding solutions for complex issues. Holding more than 29 patents, Sherie Morrison is a UCLA distinguished research professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, who has advanced the understanding of how antibodies function and how we can use them to treat disease. UCLA Anderson’s emeritus professor of marketing Don Morrison has published more than 90 articles on marketing research and applied statistics, taught doctoral students and mentored countless student athletes as UCLA’s faculty athletic representative. Although their academic interests and scientific achievements couldn’t be any different, the Morrisons share a common desire to benefit others and a passion to serve. Their impact have also been furthered through their philanthropic efforts, including the support of three endowed chairs in the division of life sciences and the establishment of the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics at UCLA Anderson.
Now an annual Anderson tradition, Summer Series events are coming to select cities in July and August. Hosted by Parker Career Management Center and Office of Alumni Relations, Summer Series events offer a unique opportunity for students on their summer internships to network with Anderson alumni in respective cities.
July 16 | Seattle | Summer Series: Wonder Women of Tech
August 1 | New York City | Summer Series New York: Professor Eric Sussman
August 6 | San Francisco | Summer Series San Francisco: Professor Terry Kramer
August 15 | Los Angeles | Summer Series: Parker CMC Welcome Reception
August 19 | Boston | Summer Series: Boston
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