Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Susan Chaplinsky
By David Buie-Moltz
Offering tribute to a dear friend, colleague and mentor, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business plans to establish the Susan J. Chaplinsky Fund for Faculty Excellence in Private Capital Markets. The fund will serve as a lasting remembrance of Chaplinsky, an inspiring and dedicated educator who devoted her life to igniting the potential in students.
On 26 January, colleagues and friends gathered in Darden’s South Lounge to pay homage and celebrate Chaplinsky’s life. During a frequently emotional ceremony, they shared their personal and professional experiences of her impact on their lives.
“She was that complete person that we want at Darden — not only a great teacher but a great researcher, a great case writer and a great servant leader,” said Dean Scott Beardsley.
Felicia Marston, a faculty member at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, praised Chaplinsky’s unwavering commitment to instruction and learning, saying, “Professionally, I’ve never met anyone more dedicated to education…I’ve thought of her every single day before I’ve entered the classroom this term.”
The Susan J. Chaplinsky Fund for Faculty Excellence in Private Capital Markets will support Darden’s faculty members as they pursue their research and teaching goals in private capital markets. This fund will provide the necessary resources for ongoing education and professional development, enabling faculty members to impart their knowledge and wisdom to students and the community at large.
Chaplinsky’s impact will live on through this fund, which will continue to inspire and support future leaders in private capital markets.
“She inspired perfection through her own dedication, perseverance, leadership and humor,” said Professor Elena Loutskina “When people like [Chaplinsky] cross your path, don’t take these people for granted … I wish you all to change as many people’s lives as she did.”
To learn more about the Susan J. Chaplinsky Fund for Faculty Excellence in Private Capital Markets, please contact Whitney H. Wilson, senior director of advancement, at +1-434-924-0706 or via email at WilsonW@darden.virginia.edu.
In addition to starting the Susan J. Chaplinsky Fund for Faculty Excellence in Private Capital Markets, Beardsley also expressed his commitment to make the Darden Grounds more accessible to individuals with disabilities and as welcoming as possible for all individuals.
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