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Ed Grier at the New York Stock Exchange 780x410

Leavey School of Business Dean Rings NYSE Closing Bell

In honor of Leavey's centennial, Dean Grier and several faculty members, alumni, and trustees took over the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate 100 years of business education.

NEW YORK, NY (July 31, 2023) 

In honor of the Leavey School of Business’ 100th anniversary, Dean Ed Grier rang the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) closing bell on Thursday, July 27. Joined on stage by notable Leavey School of Business faculty, alumni, and trustees, the bell-ringing marked a rare opportunity for an educational institution and a momentous occasion in Leavey’s centennial celebration, symbolizing a century of excellence, growth, and innovation in business education.

This is a pivotal time for both the technology industry and higher education, and Leavey stands at the epicenter, focused on producing innovative and ethical business leaders for many industries that are driving the market. At the same time, the workforce is undergoing considerable decentralization, demanding that business leaders and workers develop new skills while corporations require guidance on how to navigate and leverage these changes. The Leavey School of Business’ deep-rooted tradition of values-based learning perfectly aligns the school to address these challenges while navigating technological advancements and key societal issues. 


About Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see

About Leavey School of Business

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 13 Executive MBA by U.S. News & World Report, No. 19 ranked Evening MBA by U.S. News & World Report, and No. 3 ranked Online MBA by Poets&Quants. Our Undergraduate Business programs rank in the Top 10% in the nation, ranked No. 49 by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit


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