For T.J. Maloney '75, remaining engaged with his alma mater is a way of saying thanks. "Staying connected to Boston College is important, because I feel I need to honor what the school has done for me and for so many others," says Maloney, the president of Lincolnshire Management in New York, a $900 million capital fund. "I think that a big part of my success was due to all the things that Boston College offered me."
As a way of giving back, Maloney has become involved with the Carroll School's Center for Asset Management (CAM), including participation in this summer's CAM Finance Conference. Maloney added his insight to a panel discussion on private equity, alongside fellow graduates Thomas Lynch '81, senior managing director at Wilshire Associates, and James Treanor '85, senior investment office at the Florida State Board of Administration. "Part of what we are trying to achieve is connecting the faculty with the practitioners," says Maloney. "The private equity industry is relatively new—maybe 20 to 25 years old—and a number of professors are interested in seeing more research developed, and practitioners are looking for real analytics and depth."
Maloney and his panel partners are but a small sample of the vast network of alumni who remain engaged with the Carroll School, extending its boundaries by offering their valuable experience to the faculty and students.
"I am extremely grateful to T.J., and all of the other Carroll School alumni, who have invested their time, ideas, and financial resources in the school. In the last two years alone, alumni stepped up to mentor and hire our students, fund professorships, faculty research, and curriculum upgrades," says Dean Andy Boynton. "I view the Carroll School's strong partnership with its alumni network as the single most catalyzing force that continues to make the Carroll School undergraduate and graduate programs among the best in the U.S."