The Raymond A. Mason School of Business celebrates the arrival of Dean and T.C. and Elizabeth Clarke Professor of Business, Todd Mooradian.
In a message sent to faculty, staff, alumni and executive partners following the conclusion of his first week, Dean Mooradian communicated his excitement at returning to William & Mary and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Acknowledging the personal draw of returning to a place renowned for its excellence and steeped in tradition, Dean Mooradian credits the compelling potential of the Mason School as the greatest motivator for his return to Williamsburg. In his message to the community, he conveyed his commitment to build further upon the strengths of the school so that the Mason School might continue to shape the future of the institution and the students it serves.
Dean Todd Mooradian's Message to the Community
I am excited and honored to return to William & Mary and re-join the Raymond A. Mason School of Business as its fifth dean. Paula and I are both so grateful for your warm welcome and for the time many of you have given as we prepared for this transition. I want to thank the Mason School of Business community, the greater William & Mary leadership, and our William & Mary Business School Foundation Board as well as the Board of Visitors for the extraordinary opportunity to lead the Mason School of Business.
I was part of the Mason School for more than 25 years prior to my tenure at the University of Louisville. Through that time, I got to know this school, the place, and the community well – its special character and values and, especially, its compelling potential are what brought us back. William & Mary has unique capacities to change lives and to change the world. What I want to be clear about is that, as special as William & Mary’s past is and as rich as its traditions are, I have come to William & Mary because of its current leadership and its future possibilities.
I see extraordinary strategic opportunities for the Mason School and the University. Our vital undertaking today is to shape a vision for the future that builds off strengths to target important challenges – and to then act with resolve and energy to change the world.
William & Mary and the Mason School are very different places than they were when I left and I am a different person. Although it is wonderful to see old friends and to walk this wonderful, familiar campus – I am approaching my new role as a blank slate – as if I had not been here before – and we are striking off on a new and crucial adventure. I did not come to William & Mary to celebrate its past or to maintain the status quo – I commit to joining in building its great future!
In closing, I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to working with each of you.
Dean Mooradian assumed his role as the fifth dean of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business on August 15, following his time as the dean of the University of Louisville College of Business.