My NativeAdVantage: Dwelling in possibility
Rand Park is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He teaches Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility courses in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to his faculty appointment at the Carlson School in Fall 2013, he was the Vice President of Development for the Minnesota Private College Council. Over the past 20-plus years he has held a variety of professional positions in the fields of law, public finance, and higher education administration, and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. In addition to his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN, he has bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development at the University of Minnesota.
What do you do best?
Teach, connect, create, and encourage.
What makes you the best?
Energy, enthusiasm, empathy and joy. If you ask for my help I will do everything I can to assist you.
How will you stay the best?
By continuing to be open to new opportunities and to developing new skills. By taking calculated risks and avoiding careless errors. By learning from others.
What are your aspirations: business & personal?
To stay engaged, inspired and energized. To be open to possibility. To lead by example and by deeds. To be humble and to listen.
What fascinates you?
Connections between concepts, ideas, principles and theories across cultures, eras, and nations. Ancient texts and modern discoveries.
"Et docere et rerum exquirere causas" - ("Both to teach and to inquire into the nature of things") University of Georgia motto
R. Buckminster Fuller
Zora Neale Hurston
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Vintage Schwinn bicycle
Most challenging moment?
Diagnosed with Type II diabetes
Biggest disappointment - how did you/will you overcome it?
Just keep moving forward
Any time a student says "thank you"