‘Consortium is family’: Alums describe our culture and their gratitude

This short video includes Consortium alumni from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s talking about the culture of The Consortium—”Consortium is family.” They also describe what the organization has meant to them personally and to the business world. As CEO Peter Aranda (WashU ’87) said, “We’re here today because of (Sterling Schoen’s) vision.”

We also get a few words from Patricia Schoen, the widow of Consortium founder Sterling H. Schoen; and Robert Virgil, who was dean of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, an early supporter of The Consortium and a one-time board chairman.

Participants in this video discuss what The Consortium meant for their careers, but also how the vision of Schoen and his partner in launching the organization, Wallace L. Jones, addressed a vital need for corporations and business schools.

As Patricia Schoen notes: “Everybody got something out of it: the students got something out of it, the universities got something out of it and the corporations got something out of it.”

Pictured at top: Consortium alumni Angela Williams (NYU ’87); Karen Diaz (UCLA ’14); and Tosan Olley (Wisconsin ’15).