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Ten Years of Firsts

Wells Fargo Hall. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

In true start-up fashion, the Rady School of Management has moved fast and achieved much in its short history.  Significant milestones over the last 10 years include:


  • UC Regents approve the creation of the School of Management



  • Robert S. Sullivan is named founding dean
  • Fundraising efforts commence to raise money for the Rady School campus.
  • The Center for Executive Development delivers its first non-degree programs



  • UC San Diego names its Management School the Rady School of Management in recognition of the leadership support and generous gift by Evelyn and Ernest Rady and the Rady Family Foundation
  • Dr. J. Robert and Betty Beyster with matching funds from SAIC make founding gift including the integration of the Beyster Institute into the Rady School of Management
  • Rady School moves to Pepper Canyon Hall
  • First FlexWeekend MBA class matriculates



  • First Full-time MBA class matriculates



  • Pauline Foster makes founding gift to endow The Stanley and Pauline Foster Endowed Chair, the university’s first $5 million endowed faculty chair.



  • First FlexEvening MBA class matriculates
  • Rady School moves to its permanent facilities at Otterson Hall. Funded almost entirely with private support, the building was named in honor of the late William (Bill) Otterson, co-founder of UCSD CONNECT, in appreciation for his contributions to the San Diego business community and his impact on the region



  • First Concurrent Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Rady School of Management Ph.D. MBA student matriculates



  • First Ph.D. class matriculates
  • Undergraduate accounting minor begins
  • Wells Fargo makes founding gift



  • Undergraduate business minor begins
  • Partnership with UC San Diego Health Sciences launched with first group of Health Sciences faculty matriculating into FlexMBA program in fall 2011
  • AACSB Business Accreditation earned



  • The Rady School campus is completed with the opening of Wells Fargo Hall, an 81,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility housing:
    • The 295-seat J.R. Beyster Auditorium
    • The fifth floor Ernest and Evelyn Rady Sky Pavilion
    • The Atkinson Behavioral Research Laboratory
    • A dedicated space for MBA students to be used for study and collaboration, including the Vision Student Commons lounge
    • State-of-the-art conference rooms and classrooms provided by the generous support of Jan Tuttleman, Craig Lambert, Arthur Brody and Tony Thornley



  • Launch of StartR Accelerator
  • Funding for the U.S. – Israel Center

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