Notable Events in Lokey GSB History
• December 2014: Student from Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business MPP/MBA Program Featured on Cover of Winter 2015 Issue of Mills Quarterly.
The Winter 2015 issue of Mills Quarterly featured an MPP/MBA student on the cover, in a story about the MPP students and alums who worked with Oakland City Councilmember and Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf. Click the link above to view the article or read the entire issue here.
• September 5, 2014: Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Featured in Guide to Responsible Business Programs.
In recognition of its attention to both sustainability and social impact, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College has been named one of the top-rated graduate business programs in the 2014 edition of Business as UNusual: The Social and Environmental Impact Guide to Graduate Programs, published by Net Impact.
• July 25, 2014: Mills Professor of Business Discusses the Barriers Women-Owned Businesses Face.
In a KCBS interview, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Professor Michael Bush reacts to a recent congressional report issued by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Click the link above to listen to the interview with Professor Bush.
• June 3, 2014: Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Net Impact Chapter Earns Gold Status.
For the third year in a row, Net Impact has awarded the MBA Net Impact Chapter at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College one of its prestigious gold ratings.
With more than 300 chapters worldwide, Net Impact is a leading national organization comprised of MBA students and professionals who use their careers to tackle the world's toughest social, economic, and environmental problems.
• May 23, 2014: Lokey Graduate School of Business Adopts "Hippocratic Oath for Business" at Mills College.
As part of a growing movement among business school students around the country, MBA candidates at Mills took the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Oath on graduation day shortly before receiving their diplomas.
Modeled after Harvard Business School's MBA Oath, the Lokey GSB Oath is a voluntary pledge and public commitment by graduating MBAs and current MBAs to hold themselves accountable as socially responsible leaders to ensure that they use their business skills to have a positive impact on society, the environment, and the communities in which they live and work.
• March 14, 2014: Mills College Conference Assembles Diverse Experts to Explore Growth in Social Enterprise.
The Center for Socially Responsible Business presented the Sixth Annual Spring Conference on Social Enterprise: "Achieving Social Impact: To Scale or Not to Scale?" At this year's CSRB conference, a diverse mix of corporate, nonprofit, civic, and social enterprise experts—ranging from Cisco, Symantec, One Pacific Coast Bank, to Title Nine, the Oakland Unified School District, and HIP Investor, among others—provided insight on navigating the growth dilemma. Sessions explored scaling strategies and decision making, shared economy organizational forms, public policy implications for growth, supply chain scaling, designing products and services that scale, and building and sustaining culture while scaling. View photos from the 2014 CSRB conference here, and view videos from this and previous CSRB conferences here.
• August 19, 2013: Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Featured in Guide to Responsible Business Programs.
In recognition of its attention to both sustainability and social impact, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College has been named one of the top-rated graduate business programs in the 2013 edition of Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs, published by Net Impact.
• April 18, 2013: Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands calls for men to "lean in."
In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands responds to the new book, Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg. The Facebook COO urges women to participate in leadership roles, but for real efficacy, counters Merrill-Sands, "we need men to 'lean in'—to join women as allies, advocates, and agents of change.
• March 15, 2013: Center for Socially Responsible Business Conference Assembles Country's Foremost Experts in Social Enterprise.
The 2013 CSRB conference, "Creating Shared Value and Evaluating Social Impact," showcased how companies can develop and implement profitable business strategies while having a positive social impact in communities.
Industry leaders from Visa, Cisco Systems, FSG, Revolution Foods, Grameen America, and Numi Organic Tea, among others, provided insight on how to identify strategic opportunities for social impact and how to design, measure, and communicate that impact. Sessions explored the meaning and importance of "shared value" and explain various methods of clarifying and demonstrating social impact goals to attract funding. Click here to view videos from previous CSRB conferences.
• October 31, 2012: Mills College Announces Joint MPP/MBA Degree in Public Policy and Business Administration.
• November 1, 2011: Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Building is Recognized by the City of Oakland for Green Achievements.
• May 3, 2011: Mills College Announces Joint MBA/MA Degree in Educational Leadership in Response to California's Public Education Crisis.
• April 20, 2010: Mills College Receives LEED Gold Certification for Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business building.
• April 6, 2010: Mills College announces new Dean for Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.
• August 17, 2009: Mills College Opens a New Green Building for the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.
• March 11, 2009: Mills Debuts First Conference on Socially Responsible Business Models.
• September 8, 2008: Mills established Center for Socially Responsible Business.
• April 10, 2008: Mills College Breaks Barriers with Groundbreaking and Announces Name for Graduate School of Business.
• March 27, 2008: Mills College Commemorates the Groundbreaking and Naming of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.