VSB Alumni Message from Dean Mao, PhD

Dear Villanova School of Business Alumni,

I hope this message finds you well and thriving in your respective fields. Your history of accomplishment and dedication to the VSB mission is both inspiring and a testament to the strength of the Villanova network. It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I assume the role of the Helen & William O’Toole Dean at the Villanova School of Business (VSB). I am honored to serve this community.

As I step into my role, I want to share with you my vision for our graduate programs at VSB. Our mission is clear: to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical foundation necessary to lead and succeed in a rapidly evolving business landscape. To achieve this, we are committed to fostering an environment of innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. Our graduate programs will continue to be at the forefront of business education, adapting to the ever-changing demands of the global marketplace.

Now, more than ever, the Villanova network is a powerful force. Our alumni represent the embodiment of our values and the success of our programs. Your expertise, experiences, and passion are vital in shaping the future of VSB graduate education. Here's how you can play a pivotal role in this journey:

Mentorship: Your guidance and mentorship can significantly impact the next generation of business leaders. Consider becoming a mentor to current students, sharing your insights and helping them navigate their professional journeys.

Networking: The Villanova network is a vast and valuable resource. Connect with fellow alumni, share opportunities, and continue to build upon the relationships forged during your time here.

Guest Lectures and Workshops: Share your industry expertise by participating in guest lectures, workshops, or panel discussions. Your real-world experiences provide invaluable context to our academic curriculum.

Philanthropy: Support our mission by contributing to scholarships, research initiatives, or other programs that align with your passions and interests. Your generosity empowers us to continue delivering a world-class education.

Remaining engaged with VSB and the Villanova network offers numerous compelling benefits:

Professional Growth: Networking with fellow alumni and current students can lead to career opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations that can benefit you both personally and professionally.

Lifelong Learning: Our commitment to lifelong learning is unwavering. By staying engaged, you gain access to a wealth of resources, from faculty expertise to innovative research, keeping you at the forefront of industry trends.

Mission Alignment: Your active participation in our community directly contributes to the fulfillment of the VSB and Villanova mission. Together, we are empowering ethical leaders who drive positive change in the world.

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for VSB graduate programs and our alumni community. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to VSB. I look forward to collaborating with you as we embark on this exciting journey together.

Warm Regards,

Wen Mao Signature

Wen Mao, PhD

The Helen and William O’Toole Dean

Villanova School of Business