This year, we welcomed Michael S. Barr as our new dean and with him, we welcomed exciting new initiatives designed to nurture and inspire future leaders and prepare them for careers that will change our world. The Dean’s Strategic Fund supports Dean Barr in executing his vision and a gift to this fund will give him flexibility to be responsive to student needs and requests.
The Dean’s Strategic Fund creates opportunities for a wide variety of student initiatives by providing financial support for unpaid student internships, student organization engagement, and exchange programs. Examples include the student-led annual School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) conference at the University of Toronto during which students analyze, evaluate, and present key findings related to a current policy issue facing both sides of the border. The fund has also supported a number of internships, recently at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in D.C. and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Opportunities like this allow Ford School students to develop problem-solving, team-building and other professional skills. And these are only two ways that this fund supports Ford School students.
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