Joe Fox, associate dean for MBA Programs at Olin Business School, received the Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award at The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management’s Orientation Program June 9 in New Orleans.
The Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award was established in honor of The Consortium’s founder, Sterling H. Schoen, PhD, an agent for change in graduate management education in partnership with American businesses.
Schoen was a professor at Olin, at Washington University in St. Louis, from 1950-1988 and founded The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management in 1966.
The award is presented annually to individuals in recognition of their courageous leadership and commitment in advancing the goal of equal opportunity for underrepresented minorities in American business.
Robert L. Virgil, PhD, dean emeritus at Olin, was the first recipient of the award in 2001.
To qualify for this award, the individual must demonstrate the following:
- Evidence of encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership in business education and careers in business
- Evidence of support of projects in the community, nationally or internationally that provide opportunities for people of color
- Evidence of support of innovative approaches to solving problems
- Evidence of generous contributions of service, time and effort to provide financial support for graduate business education