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Center Founding Announcement

In 2016, the Center for Business Excellence and the Buck Rodgers Business Leadership program combined into one entity: the Center for Business Leadership. This is the founding announcement sent out upon the Center's dedication.

The William Isaac and Michael Oxley Center for Business Leadership dedication

May 2016

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE) and the Buck Rodgers Business Leadership program are joining forces.

The new center, named to honor two Miamians who significantly impacted the U.S. economy through their public service and who each pledged $1 million for the center, will be dedicated during a reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Farmer School of Business’ Forsythe Commons.

Isaac (Miami ’66) served as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1981 to 1985. He founded the regulatory consulting firm The Secura Group LLC, which is now part of FTI Consulting Inc., where he is senior managing director, and global head of financial institutions.

Oxley (Miami ’66) served as an Ohio congressman for 24 years and, as chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, co-sponsored the landmark anti-corporate fraud law that bears his name (the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002). He died on Jan. 1, at age 71. In 2006, he established the Michael G. Oxley Fund as a funding source for the CBE, which focused on interdisciplinary collaboration among three key stakeholders: innovative faculty, motivated students and engaged professionals.

Now, 10 years later, the legacies of the two former classmates give current and future Miami students the high-impact experiences they need to become 21st-century leaders.

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