Michigan Ross seeks to build a better world through business. Business+Impact is the central hub for these efforts, providing ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our generation. We aim to embed impact deeply into every core activity of Ross, including teaching, research, and outreach. As such, impact is not a silo, but an integral part of the DNA of our business school.
Ross already has a strong reputation for impact, with centers and institutes focused on worldwide challenges, and one fifth of incoming students expressing an interest in impact careers. But as we go forward, in addition to our existing programs and Impact Gateway, we will pursue the creation of a new +Impact Studio for coworking, a social innovation series to disseminate impact research, and deeper engagement with Detroit.
From MSU/NFL football player and Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant, Joe Tate landed as a Ross student and superstar Board Fellow with the Belle Isle Conservancy, He moved on to an impact job with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), leading to his election to the Michigan House of Representatives for the 2nd District, where he currently serves. We caught up with him recently to get his thoughts on the Ross impact experience.