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Winter 2020 Dean’s Message

January 13, 2020

The end of the semester is when greatness is earned. Whereas the late summer and early fall offer sunshine and the optimism that fresh starts and new school years bring, it is in the encroaching days of colder weather and earlier sunsets that challenge us to bear down and do the work.

It is these hours spent at the grindstone which not only define our character but make our successes that much more significant. We earn our stripes day in and day out, and I am proud to be a part of a university where I am surrounded by staff and faculty who work so hard at ensuring that great things can be achieved by our students realizing their potential.

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni featured in this issue of Currency have had their character forged in the fire that comes with those hours of hard work, not unlike those which our students face at semester’s end. Effort is an act of will, the summation of character, and (more often than not) only truly known by the self. We can document the journey, but the road still must be traveled to arrive at greatness. For some in this issue, like Sundeep “Sunny” Dronawat or our 2019 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business Raymond “Ray” Loyd, that journey has meant great sacrifice and dedication—and we are all richer by their successes and shared wisdom.

Greatness itself comes when the best minds are given the space to generate knowledge. These spaces are held open through the generosity of donors such as Amelia, Harry, and Owsley Frazier and alumni like Mark Hohmann. To be able to recognize Dr. Manju Ahuja as the Frazier Family Chair of Computer Information Systems in the College of Business benefits our university and student population beyond words. We are fortunate for an alum like Mark Hohmann, CFO at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, who offers his time and experience as a guest speaker to our CAMP 100 class. Generosity is never about the amount as much as it is about its impact, and in this regard, we are thankful to all those who invest in the greatness of our College in large amounts and small, with treasure and with talent, and with their passion for UofL.

I hope you take some time from your own hard work and efforts to reflect with us, share in the successes and stories contained within. I also encourage you to reach out to us and share your own stories and journeys. The College of Business is always eager to hear from our Cardinal family.  

Visit our website, follow us on social media, and connect with our faculty and staff to learn more about upcoming events. There is a multitude of ways you can invest in the ongoing mission at the College of Business. Please reach out to Joe Neary and his development team to find out how you can extend our conversation.


Todd Mooradian

Dean, University of Louisville
College of Business