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The mission of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. We believe this mission can be achieved by recruiting for graduate business education qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission and can best assist The Consortium in pursuing this mission.
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The vision of The Consortium is to work toward the day when African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans are no longer underrepresented in management careers in the business community of the United States.
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As an institution, The Consortium has grown annually from our inception in 1966 to our robust community that thrives today. Fiscal year 2011 has continued this growth trajectory, as we celebrated success across our organization. Our focus on streamlined activity and our process-orientated approach to our business has led to our continued ability to excel. In order to continue providing outstanding customer service and to allow our staff to increase individual interactions with our constituents, we increased our staff from 16 to 21 individuals. This augmentation also represented a restructuring, as we created a Corporate Relations team within the Program Administration department. This directive corresponds to the goals for fiscal year 2011 through 2015 as outlined in our current strategic plan. Thus far, the improvements recommended in the plan have realized promising results.
The now larger program administration staff achieved many historic successes in FY2011. Thanks to the steadfast dedication of our recruiting team, this spring The Consortium welcomed 341 students at our Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum, an increase of eight percent from the previous year. This Class of 2013 represents our fullest roster of member schools thus far in The Consortium’s history. Included amongst our 17 member schools are our first students attending University of California Los Angeles, as well as University of California, Berkeley since their reintroduction into The Consortium. We are grateful to include these two top schools into our community. Again proving the strength of our organization against the still slow economy, our fund development team ensured that The Consortium remains financially solid. The Consortium remains fortunate to attract 82 corporate partners and 1,190 individual donors. These generous individuals allowed us to secure $244,918 in gifts, a 19.61 percent increase from the previous year. Their support ensures that we remain dedicated to Dr. Schoen’s vision of providing educational and leadership opportunities to those who may otherwise be unable to make a positive impact in the American workforce. This spring, we will again convene in Minneapolis for our 46th Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum (OP) to be held June 10 – June 13. This year, long-time corporate partners 3M and General Mills, Inc. collaborate to serve as the event’s lead sponsors. Both organizations have supported The Consortium for 44 years,...