Welcome to the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma. As we start another academic term, we are delighted to welcome incoming and returning students in our Undergraduate, MBA and Master of Accounting (MAcc) programs. From excellence in the classroom to quality scholarship, our faculty do an outstanding job of providing a state-of-the-art business education that puts Milgard students on par with the best. Commensurate with the growth in our student population, we add to our exceptional faculty and staff to provide our students and business community a top-notch education. Despite our relative youth as an institution, we are garnering a reputation for excellence in the US and beyond.
UW Tacoma is fortunate to be part of a community that is tremendously loyal and supportive. Foremost among our benefactors is the Milgard family. Their generous gift of $20 million has enabled us to lay a strong foundation upon which to build a world class business school. The gift has enabled us to establish two Centers: the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and the Center for Information Based Management. Through these Centers we are able to make significant contributions to our students, business community and faculty. The Milgard gift has also provided for student scholarships and an endowed deanship.
We have an outstanding advisory board consisting of leaders from our business community. The board members provide us with their counsel and support and are our champions within the community. As our alumni numbers grow, we are starting to see them giving back to the Milgard School. I thank all our benefactors, partners, friends and alumni for your gifts aimed at fostering excellence in all that we do at the Milgard School. I encourage you to connect and stay involved with the Milgard School of Business and look forward to seeing you on campus at our community events. Join us in making the Milgard School of Business a world-class program.
Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean