Portfolio Magazine

Portfolio is published annually for Carl H. Lindner College of Business alumni, donors, faculty and staff as well as other college supporters. Each print edition features profiles on alumni, current students and faculty, as well as a year-in-review section and the latest information about the college and its mission.

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Dean Marianne Lewis provides a review of the successes and changes from the 2022-23 academic year and looks forward to what comes next for Lindner.


A look back at the events, triumphs and memories made during the 2022-23 academic year.


Prior to the end of the 2023 spring semester, Dean Lewis and UC President Neville Pinto, PhD, sat down to discuss Lindner and UC's merging missions, enhancing the student experience, the value of co-op and more.


Place, age or stage — students from a diversity of backgrounds become problem solvers at Lindner. Four students reflect that reality by experiencing Lindner from divergent perspectives: by commuting to class five days a week; by transferring from another college or university; by attending class while fulfilling military service; and by choosing to make Lindner their new home after being raised outside of the United States.


Students strive to create ties, push themselves further and make their mark post-pandemic through the many organizations, clubs and activities Lindner offers. 


Ry Walker (left) and Tim Metzner, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at the 1819 Innovation Hub's Venture Lab, met at 1819 to talk about their career paths, mentorship and all things entrepreneurship.


Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence Nick Castro, JD, CDP, details the "explosive engagement" by Lindner students, staff and faculty to create and promote spaces of belonging in Lindner.


Over the course of the 2022-23 academic year, our centers, institutes and partnerships have grown in many ways and worked to further engage with our communities.


Beginning in fall 2023, Lindner will roll out a new universal co-op program that will require all undergraduate students to complete a baseline of two co-ops, with the minimum number of experiences needed depending on the students’ specific circumstances. 


The 2023 Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards featured a brand-new event format at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal to honor students, faculty, alumni and supporters of Lindner and UC.


Lindner faculty made more than 125 meaningful research contributions and presentations during the 2022-23 academic year. Take a peek into the window at the real-world expertise Lindner researchers bring to business practices.


Doctoral candidate Chad Dulle, PhD ’24, and Colin Campbell, PhD, associate professor of finance, sat down to discuss their passion for research, the student-faculty relationship and the real-world impact of research insights.


Our researchers help answer your burning business questions and navigate sticky situations with their insightful and timely research findings.

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We checked in with Lindner grads across America to reflect on their time in Cincinnati and understand how and why they remain engaged with Lindner and UC. Plus, find out how to take full advantage of UC's alumni network!


Lindner aims to spread mental health awareness, balance needed preparation and stress, cultivate a culture of understanding, and alert students to resources available to them within Lindner and at UC.


The path to entrepreneurship is one of many twists and turns. From securing funding to failed ventures and creating business plans, numerous hurdles mark this journey, deterring many would-be entrepreneurs. But for a select group of students, these challenges are their biggest motivators.


Four graduates of Lindner’s full-time MBA program partnered with the Kellogg Company to solve a real-world business problem facing the organization, leading to the company’s 2023 Mother’s Day campaigns. 

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Lindner believes global knowledge and experience are critical components to empowering business problem solvers. Data from the 2022-23 academic year demonstrates that experiential learning reaches far beyond Cincinnati.


Lindner faculty and staff lent their subject matter expertise to local, national and international media outlets during the 2022-23 academic year.


Senior Director of Development Lauren Jacquot highlights how private philanthropy allows Lindner to expand scholarship offerings, retain and recruit world-class faculty and much more.


Over the past year, Lindner welcomed accomplished new faculty and staff and said farewell to retiring colleagues.

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Lindner's Executive Cabinet, Business Advisory Council and Keating Society members explain the roles of their respective groups. Plus, a full list of 2022-23 Executive Cabinet, Business Advisory Council and Keating Society members.

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The Lindner community pays tribute to William M. Whitaker III and Clyde Parrish, two institution builders whose passing became known to us in the past year.




Dean Marianne Lewis, PhD, reintroduces Portfolio, reiterates the mission of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and expresses gratitude to all in the Lindner community.


Lindner students and graduates from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds reinforce how embedded experiential learning opportunities through Lindner and UC's nationally ranked co-op program can help launch careers.


"Paying it forward" is epitomized at Lindner, as mentorship connects future business problem solvers with professionals eager to pass their knowledge on to the next generation.


Leigh R. Fox, president and CEO of altafiber, said "there is absolutely no way I’d be where I am today" without a graduate school experience at Lindner that taught Fox the value of hard work and to be open to change.


Nick Castro, JD, CDP, Assistant Dean, Inclusive Excellence, updates the Lindner community on the college's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Pipeline programs and inclusive entrepreneurship are among the developments intended to promote belonging.


In the 2021-22 academic year, Lindner's centers, institutes and initiatives linked students with business partners while providing key resources to constituents and supporters through projects and programming.


Presented by Lindner's Alumni Council, the 37th annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards recognized distinction in business and service, while raising funds for scholarships and financial assistance.


Examining the impressive work of Liang Shen and Tianhai Zu, who won Lindner's Outstanding Research Award. Also, a full list of Lindner's PhD students and the placements of recent graduates.


Catch up on the noteworthy and impactful research conducted by Lindner faculty members representing all six academic departments.


Lindner faculty were regularly requested by local, national and international news outlets to address business happenings and the global economy during the 2021-22 academic year. Also, the college welcomed talented new faculty and staff members, and bid farewell to retiring colleagues.


Thanks to the support and generosity of the Lindner community, we are offering more opportunities to students, better research advancements for faculty and renewed connections to our community.


Lindner graduates offer job updates, share how the college has impacted them in their personal and professional lives, and provide wisdom from the working world.


The full list of the 2021-22 members of Lindner's Business Advisory Council and Executive Cabinet, as well as the Keating Society.


A quartet of Lindner undergraduates who engaged in study abroad experiences over the past year were kind enough to lend insight into their academic and cultural experiences outside the United States.


In December 2021, a 13-person cohort from Lindner became the first UC college to engage in a group study abroad program in 18 months with their trip to the United Arab Emirates.


The COVID-19 pandemic forced students with co-op and internship duties to defer, pivot or adjust on the fly. Two former Lindner accounting students shared their pandemic-altered cooperative education experiences.

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Portfolio from Dean Marianne W. Lewis, PhD.

“This is a true homecoming.” Get to know Marianne Lewis, the college’s new dean, as she talks about her pursuit of innovation and creating a shared vision for the college’s bright future.

Nicolas Williams served as the interim dean for the Lindner College of Business from June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, overseeing a year of transformational growth and success.

Fifty years ago, the department of operations, business analytics and information systems (OBAIS) looked quite different from today’s programs, which boast record enrollment and industry accolades.

The Lindner College of Business is defining its role in the University of Cincinnati’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Career planning, contextual learning and flexible co-op opportunities are just the beginning.

Not everyone can vividly recall the precise time when their life’s trajectory changed, but Jeff Miller, outgoing CEO of Cincinnati-based Burke Inc., can. What started as intrigue has grown into a career of innovative client service.

Three generations of financial advisors (and Lindner alums) lean on each other for success.

The new Carl H. Lindner Hall is a physical expression of how the college is elevating the student experience and transforming business education at UC. Take a look inside our new home!

Meet 2019's Cincinnati Business Achievement Award winners, the Lindner supporters among the UC Foundation's newly-elected trustees, and celebrate 30 years of excellence with the UC Real Estate Center.

A sampling of some of our top students reveals how the Lindner College of Business has impacted them, both professionally and personally.

Meet four Lindner doctoral students and learn about their latest research.

Read up on the latest research from each of Lindner's six academic departments, and watch faculty members present their findings at a recent Business Advisory Council meeting.

The latest news from Lindner Career Services, Lindner Diversity and Inclusion, UC Community Day highlights, and much more.

Deloitte's Diana O'Brien and Lindner Associate Dean Suzanne Masterson weigh in on the theoretical and practical implications of new educational spaces, such as Lindner's new state-of-the-art building. 

Lindner Economics students explored the marketability of the invasive lionfish species, but could selling this fish in stores make the problem worse?

This 2018-19 academic year marks the University of Cincinnati's “Boldly Bearcat” Bicentennial, an extraordinary milestone that comes only once in a lifetime. Although the Lindner College of Business hasn't been around for 200 years, we've certainly celebrated a number of momentous milestones within our 112-year history. Let's take a walk down memory lane.

As one of Enerfab's first ever co-op students, CEO Scott Anderson never thought that one day he would be leading the company. Read about Scott's journey, as well as the latest on alumni, like Starbucks Chairman Myron "Mike" Ullman and young humanitarian Katelyn Jarvis. 

Impressive statistics collected by Lindner Career Services show the immense value of experiential learning.

Members of our Business Advisory Council reflect on their careers and offer advice for aspiring business professionals. Read the extended Q&A.

A sampling of our top students reveal how the Lindner College of Business has impacted them, both personally and professionally. 

Marketing Professor Drew Boyd, and wife, Wendy, establish new award for innovative teaching.

The latest research from Lindner PhD students Daniel Grossman, Yu-Jou "Abby" Pai, Rui Sundrup, and Ruomeng Wu.

Lindner researchers partner with UC's College of Medicine to build a data model that proves the most effective antidepressant treatment. Plus, departmental research highlights, and a new grant for big data research.

As co-CEOs and brothers, Carl and Craig Lindner demonstrate the true power of teamwork.

A tale of two passions: teaching and technology.

MBA delivers great return volley. Student lands dream job at Procter & Gamble.

Recent grad and Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence winner reflects on her journey to Google.