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  •  INC Leadership Election Results

    Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014 9:32 AM

    The Leavey School of Business recently held elections to designate student leaders for the 2014-2015 Inter-Network Council (INC) and its various graduate student networks.  

    These networks promote, coordinate, and implement programs for graduate business students and enrich the co-curricular and extracurricular aspects of student life in the Graduate Business Programs by offering graduate business students a variety of opportunities to network with classmates, alumni, and industry professionals through panels and presentations.  

    The following graduate students have been elected to leadership positions for the 2014-15 academic year:

    Barbara Ly – Chair of the Inter-Network Council
    Courtney Robinson – Vice Chair of the Inter-Network Council
    Pratik Shah – President of the Entrepreneurs Connection
    Nick Deinzer – President of the Finance Connexion
    Rudolf Siwy – President of the Food and Agribusiness Network
    Harrison Ng – President of the Information Systems Connexion
    Madhulika Taneja – President of the International Business Network
    Kathryn Davis – President of the Marketing Network
    Priya Prabakar – President of Net Impact
    Sha Luo – President of the Sports Business Network 
    Claire Phan – President of Women in Business 

    If you have questions about any of the networks or are interested in getting involved, please email  



  •  Linda Alepin Retires

    Friday, Jun. 13, 2014 9:00 AM

    Congratulations to Linda Alepin, Dean’s Executive Professor and member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, on her retirement! 

    Linda Alepin joined the Leavey School Dean’s Advisory Board in February 1996 and her impact on the business school has made a world of difference – literally.

    In partnership with the Business School, Linda founded the Global Women’s Leadership Network, bringing the ideals of Santa Clara University to an international forum as Linda recruited women leaders locally and abroad to discover their skills and abilities to make change in their communities. In the 10 years since its founding, the Global Women’s Leadership Network has grown to become a separate non-profit organization supporting and developing women leaders around the world.

    Above: Linda Alepin with business
    school dean Drew Starbird (right) and
    former dean Barry Posner.

    As a leader within the Business School community, Linda championed global learning in development of the LSB Global Fellows program. As a result of her efforts, this program places Santa Clara students in globally-oriented non-profits for up to seven weeks over the summer, in roles that give them new insight into the nature of work and the world. This program is truly transformative for our students and the agencies and people with whom they work, and Linda’s strategic thinking has been foundational to its success.

    Along the way, Linda received the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award by the American Association of University Women, recognition from the Santa Clara County Commission of the Status of Women, and the Girl Scouts of NorCal, all marking her commitment to continuous learning for the common good. 

    The students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Leavey School of Business are grateful to Linda Alepin for her dedication and support of Santa Clara University and its business school.


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