Faculty, current students, prospective students, parents, and rating agencies all ask this question. As we think about how to measure the quality of what we do, factors such as student SAT scores, student GMAT scores, placement rates, faculty research, and many others are measured and evaluated. While these measures all have merit, one factor, while difficult to measure, stands the test of time — what level of success do our students experience after their graduation?

This issue of Mays Business Online features a number of our former students who have achieved remarkable success. From our three most recent Outstanding Alumni (Bruce Broussard, Robert Loeffler, and John Van Alystne), to our former students who have started their own businesses and were recognized in our sixth Aggie 100 event, to our Ph.D. student graduates who have achieved success in their academic careers and are educating the next generation of business leaders, it is very clear that our students are truly doing remarkable things following graduation. More importantly than just business success, they are contributing back to their communities to enhance the lives of others. Our former students truly exemplify the core value of “selfless service” that characterizes Texas A&M University and serve as a role model for our current students.

I hope this issue of Mays Business Online finds you well. Please stop by for a visit if your travels bring you to Aggieland.