CU Denver alumni shares the importance of challenging the status quo
Wes Exum, a native of Colorado, came to CU Denver in the Fall of 2018. At his previous university, he studied Accounting but was looking to switch to a discipline that was more forward-looking. He was accepted to CU Denver to continue his undergraduate degree and chose to transition to Finance. He enjoyed learning about the stock market and finding new challenges to test his abilities. Read more
“There’s always something interesting happening at Google, and we’re constantly strategizing and building new things,” says Professional MBA alum, Peter Boardman. “Plus, the scale of what I’m working on every day gives me great satisfaction.” Peter’s intellectual curiosity has allowed him to work in diverse industries throughout his career and now he’s found his place at Google. Read more
What is your role at AEG? I am the Chief Revenue Officer for AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies. Our company builds, owns, and operates more than 600 of the most iconic and popular stadiums, arenas, theatres, and clubs in the world including STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Dignity Healthy Sports Park in Carson, CA, The O2 in London, the Mercedes-Benz Arenas in both Shanghai and Berlin, the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, and The Blue Bird and Ogden Theatres in Denver just to name a few. Read more
On May 22, 2018, a serious fire broke out on the roof of Hale Library at Kansas State University. While the fire was eventually extinguished, it resulted in widespread smoke and water damage throughout the building.
“This was a tragic loss to be sure, but it is also an opportunity for re-creation and maybe a re-think,” says Sheila Yeh, Associate Dean for Collections, Discovery and Information Technology Services at Kansas State University Libraries. Read more
Only about half the graduates from the CU Denver Health Administration program end up running hospitals. In his search for new Health Administration Alumni Board members, Rulon Stacey, Director of Graduate Programs in Health Administration, wanted to find alumni who represent the variety of opportunities the program creates.
“Our program develops the best hospital administrators in the world, but that’s only half of the students we have,” said Stacey. Read more
The CU Denver Business School’s Executive MBA program launched in January 2021. Alumni of the predecessor CU Executive MBA program shared their insights on the EMBA program’s focus on analytical skills and business strategy. Sarah Gilbert, Andrew Moore, and Scott Casey discuss the value of their cohort and classmates, the convenience and opportunity of the downtown Denver location, the world-class professors and innovative coursework, and the lifelong impacts of their time in the Executive MBA. Read more
Next Thursday, Dec. 3, the Business School Alumni Network is hosting a (free!) virtual fireside chat with successful and prominent alum Steve Lucas. Steve will share stories and insights from his 25-plus-year business career in tech and innovation and focus on overcoming obstacles in business and life. Register today and learn more about Steve Lucas below.
Taking risks pays off
“When I was 22, I had decided that I wanted to be the CEO of a billion-dollar software company,” Steve recalls. Read more