ASU President Michael M. Crow communicates to Thunderbird alumni and students

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 E. Penley, Ph.D.
Larry Edward Penley, Ph.D.


Arizona State University

July 15, 2014


Dear Thunderbird Alumni:

By now you have probably heard that Arizona State University is in discussions to have the Thunderbird School of Global Management join the group of colleges, schools and institutes that comprise our university. As things move forward, I want to assure you that the Thunderbird historic global education vision will be sustained and strengthened.

We are excited by this future merger, which will make both organizations stronger and provide students with an exceptional educational experience. Thunderbird, as a separate unit at ASU, will bring to our university its powerful international reputation and its strong global management and executive education programs and serve as an excellent complement to the renowned business education programs in ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

Alumni have been vital to building Thunderbird’s prominent international reputation. ASU looks forward to engaging and working with you as this next chapter is written for both our organizations. We, like you, are steadfast in our commitment to maintain Thunderbird’s mission and see it flourish. Working together we can provide an incomparable level of education to our current and future students who will become the global leaders for this generation and future generations to come.


Michael M. Crow
Michael M. Crow