Category: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Join us for Diversity Conference October 8–9

Though we are still enjoying beautiful summer weather in Rochester, we’re already thinking ahead to fall—mostly because we are so excited to invite you to campus for one of our signature annual events:

Diversity Conference*
Friday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. – Saturday, October 9, 5:00 p.m.
(plus optional evening social event on Saturday)

*This event will adhere to all current CDC, New York State, and University of Rochester COVID-19 safety guidelines. The event will proceed in person provided local and University guidelines allow.

Simon was recently ranked the No. 1 most diverse MBA program among U.S. News & World Report‘s top 50 business schools—a distinction that underscores our longstanding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Join us for Diversity Conference October 8–9 and experience our culture of inclusion firsthand.

At this event, you will:

  • Attend a leadership panel of distinguished alumni
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and current students
  • Take a sample class
  • Meet fellow prospective MBA students
  • Experience our #SimonStrong, close-knit community

Even better? Travel stipends are available to help offset the cost of your trip to Rochester. If you have questions, please contact us at

We hope to see you on campus in October!

Rebekah Lewin Honored by The Consortium

The following post is an excerpt from a Consortium blog post titled “The Consortium Recognizes Thought Leaders, Champions of Corporate Diversity with 2021 Awards,” which you can view it in its entirety here. Congratulations to Rebekah on this prestigious honor!

Every year, The Consortium recognizes individuals and organizations that embody its mission with several awards. In 2021, the following honorees set themselves apart by demonstrating courageous leadership, championing corporate diversity, giving back to their communities and advancing the goal of equal opportunity in management. 

Rebekah Lewin
Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award

Established in honor of The Consortium’s founder, Dr. Sterling H. Schoen, this award recognizes individuals for their courageous leadership and commitment to advancing the goal of equal opportunity for underrepresented minorities in American business. In 2021, The Consortium bestowed this award on Rebekah Lewin, senior assistant dean of admissions and programs at the University of Rochester Simon Business School. She is also a long-standing member of The Consortium’s Board of Trustees, most recently serving as vice chair.

“The Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award is particularly meaningful to me. The University of Rochester Simon Business School was the fourth school to join The Consortium, and we have been proud partners for more than 50 years,” says Lewin. “This award not only reflects my professional commitment to diversity and inclusion in education and in business, but also my own personal values. After working at Simon for more than 20 years and implementing initiatives that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we were recently ranked the most diverse MBA program among the top 50 schools rated by U.S. News & World Report. I am deeply grateful to The Consortium for its efforts and for recognizing the value in mine.”