John and Linda Powers Gift Will Endow BC
Carroll School of Management’s Deanship
powers family deanship fund honors dean andy boynton’s leadership
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (July 2015) – A gift from Boston College Trustee Associate John Powers ’73, and his wife, Linda, will endow the deanship of Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, who has led the school for the past decade.
The John and Linda Powers Deanship Fund honors Boynton’s tenure at the helm of the Carroll School, which has risen steadily in several national rankings. The gift from the Powers, parents of two BC alumni and a current undergraduate, will also help to advance Boynton’s future plans for the school.
“I can’t speak highly enough of Andy Boynton’s accomplishments at the Carroll School,” said Powers, a managing director at Goldman Sachs & Company. “His dynamism and energy, his extraordinary leadership and his tireless hard work have taken the school to the very top echelon of business programs. As an alumnus and supporter, I can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Boynton, a Carroll School alumnus, said his experience as a Boston College undergraduate still informs his leadership as dean.
“BC not only gave me an excellent education, but it instilled in me a strong set of core values that continue to guide me,” said Boynton. “Those ideals permeate the Carroll School and shape its graduates to the great benefit of the business world.”
The deanship fund will support Boynton’s efforts to devote greater resources to faculty research and teaching, as well as innovative programs that further enhance the student experience in the Carroll School.
During his tenure, Boynton established Portico, a business ethics seminar required of all Carroll School freshmen in order to provide a rigorous ethical foundation viewed as a crucial first step in the study of business. Boynton’s focus on faculty research has led to an increase in the influence of Carroll School scholarship.
These and other initiatives have placed the Carroll School on an upward trajectory in numerous national business school rankings, including its rise to No. 4 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of undergraduate business programs.
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