Robert Kueppers, ’76 BSB, and Wendy Nelson have graciously agreed to leadership roles with the Carlson School’s upcoming campaign efforts. Kueppers and Nelson will serve as co-chairs of the Campaign Steering Committee and will play a pivotal role in the design and execution of the campaign, which officially kicks off in the fall of 2017.
“It’s an incredible time to be a part of the Carlson School of Management as momentum for the campaign is building,” says Kueppers, who also chairs the School’s Board of Overseers. “Our ability to attract the most talented students, regardless of their backgrounds, and world-class faculty is critical as we continue our quest to be viewed as one of America’s best business schools.”
Nelson believes the Carlson School has a unique role in driving Minnesota’s economy and overall quality of life. “This campaign is not just an investment in the Carlson School, but also for the state of Minnesota’s economic and social future,” says Nelson. “As the granddaughter of one of the school’s early champions, Curt Carlson, it is my honor to continue the legacy of shining a bright light on the importance of the Carlson School and ensuring it assumes its rightful place among the top business schools in the world.”
The full Campaign Steering Committee will be announced in the fall and will work closely with school leadership to provide support and strategic guidance for all aspects of the campaign. “Bob and Wendy are highly respected members of the Carlson School family and proven leaders,” says Dean Sri Zaheer. “I am delighted they have agreed to share their vast expertise with us as we prepare for the most ambitious fundraising effort in the Carlson School’s history.”