Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam’s commitment to widening students’ horizons has become recognized as part of his legacy as he prepares to step down at the end of his five-year term on June 30, 2013.
The Dean Anandalingam Global Experience Scholarship Fund, announced during a May 10 faculty-staff gathering to bid farewell to the dean, will provide scholarships for Smith student participants of study abroad programs sponsored by the school.
“While all top business schools talk about the importance of providing students with a global perspective, Dean Anand pushed very hard to expand opportunities for students to understand and experience global aspects of business across several dimensions,” said Michael Ball, associate dean for faculty and research and the Dean’s Chair in Management Science. “The Smith School now has a rich set of semester abroad experiences, global study trips and international consulting projects.”
“Perhaps the missing component of these programs involves the challenge of making them available to the broadest set of Smith students by reducing the financial burden for appropriate students,” Ball added. “The Dean Anandalingam Global Experience Scholarship Fund will address this need and is a fitting testimonial to Dean Anand's strong belief in the importance of the global component of a business education.”
For more information on Smith’s global learning opportunities, visit Smith’s Office of Global Programs.