Progress continues to be made on the Thunderbird-ASU partnership; as a critical step forward, many of the schools’ multiple service units have begun gathering. These “discovery” meetings have facilitated introductions on both sides, as well as discussions around the general layout of responsibilities, expectations, process, staffing, systems and structures.
To date the following staff teams have engaged in this discovery process: Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Management, Development, Employer Relations, Executive Education, Finance & Accounting, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Information Technology, Library Services, Registrar, Student Recruitment and Thunderbird for Good. Later this week meetings dedicated to Student Affairs and...Read More
Dear Thunderbird Community:
As you may know, Thunderbird is engaged in completing the details of an alliance with one of America’s most innovative universities - Arizona State University. Michael Crow, President of ASU, sends the messages below to our alumni and students.
Larry Edward Penley, Ph.D....
To Our Global Thunderbird Community,
I am truly excited that we have reached preliminary agreement to pursue joining the Arizona State University (ASU) community to further the global brand, mission and sustainability of our beloved school.
ASU has been a good and respected neighbor for a long time and will be a great home for Thunderbird. ASU is one of the world’s most innovative universities and is consistently ranked as among the top schools in the US and worldwide. It is ranked by US News and World Report as the 2nd most innovative school in the US, and the National Academy of Inventors recently recognized ASU for being a Top 100 Worldwide University. ASU is a globally minded partner. It makes a significant commitment to global impact with one of...Read More
Dear Thunderbird Community,
Thunderbird School of Global Management and Arizona State University are in productive discussions that would lead to the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU becoming a separate school within the family of ASU colleges. Thunderbird and ASU have signed a Letter of Intent as the next step in that process.
The future of Thunderbird matters to all of us. That is why the Board of Trustees voted unanimously almost two years ago to pursue a strategic partnership to raise Thunderbird’s competitive position while preserving its brand and continuing to pursue its global mission. I am happy to report we have found that partner in Arizona State University, widely considered one of the world’s most innovative educational...Read More