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UB School of Management Professor Receives Visionary Leadership Award

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: May 11, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management, is the 2004 recipient of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy's William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who provide outstanding service in the arena of personal finance education.

The award was presented to Mandell in April at Jump$tart's biennial awards dinner in Washington, D.C., which was attended by many notables, including Sen. Daniel Akaka, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Board Chairman William Donaldson and SEC Commissioner Cynthia Glassman. It is the highest award in its field.

Mandell is the author of 19 books relating to the finances of consumers. His most recent book, "Financial Literacy: A Growing Problem" is based on his benchmark studies of the personal-finance skills of teenagers throughout the United States, conducted for the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

Mandell teaches "Investment Management" at the undergraduate level and "Strategic Financial Management and Value Creation" at the MBA level. He also served as dean of the School of Management from 1998 to 2001.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked as one of the world's top-50 business schools by The Wall Street Journal. It also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment." For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.