Investing in the Future

Anticipating the opening of our new academic building

Dean Lyons
Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82; Grace Lee, BS 17; Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks; and Warren E. “Ned” Spieker Jr., BS 66, at the mid-rise celebration for the new North Academic Building.

As we pass the midpoint of constructing our new North Academic Building, some of you may have heard about UC Berkeley’s efforts to address a significant budget shortfall. All of us at Berkeley Haas support the central campus in taking steps to ensure our collective financial health and excellence.

Fortunately, Berkeley Haas has a balance sheet and operating model that will allow us to adjust to central campus fiscal changes without compromising the outstanding reputation of our programs.

The new building is important to our strategy of investing in the future of Haas, and it is financed entirely with your private donations (as was our existing Haas campus—the first buildings on campus financed 100 percent privately). Having a state-of-the-art new facility devoted entirely to classroom and other learning spaces will enable us to serve more students by expanding existing programs and launching new ones, increasing revenues over time.

We remain true to our mission to develop leaders who redefine how we do business, and we do so together by living our Defining Leadership Principles. Staying true will continue to power our advance among the world’s finest business schools.

Sincerely Yours,
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Rich Lyons, BS
yons@haas.berkeley.edu | @richlyons

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