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June 12, 2014
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Jones Selected for Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council

Recently, Seed Strategy Founder and Chief Executive Officer Susan Jones was chosen to join the prestigious Dean’s Council for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

As a member of the Council, Susan Jones will have the opportunity to aid the Dean of the Kelley School of Business in identifying institutional goals, as well as provide consult regarding the school’s strategies, programs and activities.

Currently comprised of 168 worldwide business leaders, the Council plays a valuable role in the Dean’s decision-making process and in creating relevant curriculum guidelines, research direction and private sector funding.

“It is such an incredible honor to have been selected to join this admirable group of individuals,” said Jones. “I look forward to the opportunity to not only become more involved with the business school, but also to make a positive impact on the students enrolled in the business school.”

Established in 1972, the Dean’s Council has always been committed to creating a meaningful dialogue between industry leaders and the school’s faculty and administrators. The Council is instrumental in identifying “real world” challenges to incorporate into curricula while also unearthing potential partnerships between the business world and faculty resulting in an enriched, holistic experience for students.

Among the possibilities for fostering genuine student-business relationships, Council members are encouraged to identify potential internship opportunities. With Seed Strategy’s already-thriving internship program currently in its seventh consecutive year, Jones hopes her involvement with the Council will open the door for even more exceptional business-school students to participate. The Seed internship program fits precisely within the Council’s goals for student-business relationships, providing exceptional students with a uniquely rewarding experience that can help them both in their continued studies as well as in their future careers.

“The Kelley School of Business has an excellent history of providing students with actionable skills that truly prepare them for success in the business field,” said Jones. “I’ve always been grateful for my experience with the Kelley School and am thrilled for the chance to continue giving back to an institution that has given me so much.”

Jones has continuously made it a priority to stay involved with her alma mater over the years, from delivering the keynote speech at IU’s Annual Women In Business Conference in 2008 to being featured in a promotional video for the esteemed business school just last year.

To learn more about the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council, click here.

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