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Message from Dean Darroch

Welcome home!

One of the key factors in my decision to accept the position of dean of the Farmer School was the success of our alumni and the continued commitment they have to the school - remaining engaged long after graduation and dedicated to helping students throughout their Miami experience. To me, that’s a clear message that this truly is a special place and a “family” that I wanted to join.

My goal is to ensure that the Farmer School educational experience continues to be a source of pride and an advantage in the marketplace. As a Farmer School graduate, your insights, perspective and engagement are critical to our success and I hope that you will share your thoughts and ideas with me – either in Oxford, your hometown, or electronically.

If you haven’t toured our building, I urge you to connect on your next Oxford trip. You’ll see some familiar faces and meet some new faculty members – all of whom share the love of teaching and passion for excellence that make this such a special place. I think you’ll also be impressed by our current students. They are articulate, professional and eager to engage with our alumni.

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Love and Honor,

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Jenny Darroch
Dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership

Jenny Darroch

Jenny Darroch
Dean and Mitchell P. Rales
Chair in Business Leadership

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Get Involved

The Farmer School's goal is to maintain a thriving network of alumni. This network is mutually beneficial: it keeps you connected to Miami and fellow alumni, and keeps the School abreast of current developments in the business world. As alumni, you provide valuable insight regarding industry trends and recruitment strategies and offer helpful internship and job search advice to students. Have you considered how you benefit from volunteering? Alumni volunteers have an opportunity to meet talented business students and potential future hires, and visiting campus creates a branding opportunity for your firms.

We want you to be one of these involved alumni! The Farmer School of Business offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, so that you can choose how to best partner with us while accommodating your busy schedule. Here are some opportunities:

  • Visit a classroom as a “consultant:” a professional who can complement a professor’s presentation with comments about real-world practices and applications;
  • Visit a business organization meeting as a speaker;
  • Become a mentor to a student who is exploring career possibilities in your field;
  • Participate as a panelist evaluating student business plan presentations;
  • Serve as a member on one of our advisory boards (see the “Business Partners” section of our website);
  • Participate in a speaker series.

Whether or not you are able to become a Farmer School of Business volunteer, we want to keep in touch with you! 

Please contact Kirk Bogard, Assistant Dean for External Relations or 513-529-4221

Connect With Other Alumni

The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter hosts various events for all Miami alumni living, visiting or working in the Greater Cincinnati area. Friends and graduates of the Farmer School are encouraged to attend these meetings and events. Some of these outings include wine tastings, networking breakfasts and career discussions with fellow alumni. All events serve to help our alumni connect and foster relationships with one another beyond their time at Miami. 

Visit the Miami University Alumni Association to find a chapter near you. You can also check out the FSB LinkedIn group to see what others have to say about us and to get connected with other alums.

If you have further questions about the Cincinnati Networking Breakfast or other events throughout North America, contact Laurel Roether, the associate director of alumni relations for Miami University, at or 513-529-5957.

Farmer School of Business

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Oxford, OH 45056