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Students Assisting Business - 2021

February 19, 2021

When COVID 19 descended upon the Pacific Northwest, the health of the people was of tremendous concern to all. Then the heavy toll on the economy took place. Businesses were shuttered or closed permanently. People lost jobs - some forever.

Kurt Carlson, CEO of Propel Insurance

Leadership Lessons with Kurt Carlson, President & CEO of Propel Insurance

February 18, 2021

In autumn quarter, the Milgard Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility (CLSR) launched an interview series called Leadership Lessons which aims to highlight the leadership wisdom of local executives and visionaries within the greater Puget Sound Community. Part one of this series features Kurt Carlson, CEO of Propel Insurance and recipient of the 2019 Business Leader of the Year award.

Aerial view of Downtown Tacoma at sunset

Summer Newsletter: From the Dean's Desk

July 30, 2020

The Milgard School is happy to present our summer quarter newsletter "From the Dean's Desk". Featuring discussion on what we're doing amid COVID-19, the journey of two students, Lindsey and Fanny, and more!

UW Tacoma, Snoqualmie Library

Accounting at Milgard: Past, Present, Future

July 7, 2020

Accounting has been a popular offering at the Milgard School of Business (MSB) since 1994, enabling students to specialize in the field while earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business. The undergraduate program’s success led university leaders to consider expanding the program to the graduate school level.

UW Tacoma Library, Spring 2020

COVID-19 Response from the Milgard School

July 2, 2020

Like most organizations, the Milgard School of Business was recently faced with the challenge of confronting the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Considering all the important aspects of our mission, we chose to place the needs of our students at the highest priority. 

Aerial shot of Downtown Tacoma, 2019

Milgard Alumni Engagement Survey

July 1, 2020

POPULATION: The Milgard Alumni Engagement Program is led by a group of area business leaders from the Milgard Executive Council, along with Milgard School Director of Development, Kevin Dugan, and Deanna Blanchfield of Milgard staff. A recent, comprehenseive survey asked alumni if they had attended a Milgard or alumni event in the last 2 years – 80% said they had not. Given this feedback, the Alumni Engagement group will now begin planning future events informed by the responses given through this survey.

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