Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Increases Latin American Resources
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University is increasing its commitment to Latin America through the creation of an advisory board for the region and expanded scholarship aid for Latin American students, the school announced last week.
The new Latin American Advisory Board will be made up of alumni living and working in Latin America and will collaborate with Tuck to increase recruitment of students from the area, expand career opportunities there and shape Tuck’s programming and curriculum as it relates to Latin America. As part of its effort to bolster Latin American recruitment, Tuck also has more than doubled the dollar amount of scholarships awarded to students from the region.
“Latin America is an important strategic region for Tuck and that commitment is reflected in our admissions process,” Dawna Clarke, Tuck director of admissions, said in a statement. She added that students from the region tend to thrive at Tuck given the importance that is placed on relationships within Latin America, which dovetails with Tuck’s own focus on teamwork, collaboration and community.
Tuck’s commitment to Latin America is also reflected in the fact that it has a dedicated school representative based in the region. Kristine Laca is Tuck’s key countries representative for Latin America. From her base there, she works to recruit top prospective students while also cultivating Tuck’s alumni network and corporate outreach in the region.
“We have been working for years to build our ties to Latin America,” Paul Danos, Tuck dean, said in a statement. “We are at a critical juncture where we are committing significant resources and attention to this region in order to strengthen existing relationships and forge new partnerships in the region.”
Tuck will host the inaugural meeting of its new Latin American Advisory Board on September 20th in São Paulo. Dean Danos and several senior administrators will attend.