Spartan connection a 'home run' for Jeffrey Leib
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
• Sixth Annual Israeli Film Festival—
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Communication Arts and Sciences Building.
It was the love of
Throughout the years, Leib has remained connected
baseball that first made
and committed to his alma mater. He and Bryna are
alumnus Jeffrey Leib a
members of MSU's Beaumont Tower Society,
Spartan. Invited to join
directing gifts to athletics and the Jewish Studies
the Michigan State
University baseball team,
He serves on MSU's Jewish Studies Advisory Board
he seized the
• Serling Israel Fund Special Community
Event—March 31,7 p.m.
Listen to Israeli author Etgar Keret at a free
public event at the Hannah Community Center
Auditorium, East Lansing.
• Celebrate Shabbat—Fridays, 6 p.m.
Celebrate Shabbat each Friday with MSU Hillel.
Conservative and reform services begin at 6
p.m., followed by a free home-cooked dinner at
7 p.m. Rides are available. RSVP to robyn@
• Prospective Freshman Program
Prospective freshmen are invited to visit
campus weekdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at
10:30 a.m. through April.
and is especially proud of the availability of MSU's
unique study abroad program in Israel to students
"I learned in two years
that I was a very
from other institutions. He also was a member of the
player," recalls the longtime MSU contributor and
friend, "but it was a thrill to be a part of a Big Ten
At MSU, Leib soon found more reasons to appreciate
the university. He discovered a passion and acumen
for business, and he met the woman who became his
wife of 40-plus years—Bryna, who majored in
education and graduated in 1965.
After earning his degree in business in 1964, Leib
went on to law school and was an Oakland County
prosecutor. A member of B'nai Kith Barristers, he has
been in private law practice since 1974 and has
• Inside MSU Admitted Freshman Program
Admitted freshmen are encouraged to take part
in this informative half-day event Mondays and
Fridays at 10:15 a.m. through March and
weekdays at 10:15 a.m. in April.
served in every office, including president, of the
Southfield and Oakland County Bar associations. Leib
holds a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating, the peer
review ratings' highest ranking. But what means the
most to him is that his son, Larry, a 1990 MSU
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graduate, followed in his footsteps—first as a Spartan
University Development board of directors and the
President's Campaign Cabinet and stays active with
the Varsity "S" Club.
"MSU is a winner," he says. "MSU transformed my life,
and I want to help others experience that."
A true example of what MSU's legendary president
John Hannah called "citizen scholars," Leib also has
made an impact in his community. Both the Optimist
Club of West Bloomfield and the Greater West
Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce have recognized
him with lifetime service honors.
Arts, commerce, health care, and Jewish
organizations have benefited from his service on
their boards, and he currently serves on the Michigan
Commerce Bank board and as board president of
Hanley International Academy, a public charter
school in Hamtramck. In addition, Leib cofounded
the Rainbow Connection charity to grant the wishes
of terminally ill children. 0
and then as an attorney.
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MSU's Broad business school cracks top 20
The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University vaulted into the top 20 of American
business schools in the latest biennial rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek.
According to "The Best U.S. B-Schools of 2010," the Broad College's full-time MBA program ranks 20th
overall and seventh among public universities—the highest Businessweek ranking ever for the
college. In 2008, the last time the rankings were done, the Broad College received a second tier
"This is just another indicator of the hard work and dedication of our students, alumni, faculty, and
staff at the Broad College," says Dean Stefanie Lenway.
Student satisfaction was a major factor in the Broad College's move into the top 20. Alumni who
graduated in May 2010 indicated they were very pleased overall with their experience, giving the
college A+ grades in career services and teaching. The college placed 13th in this graduate poll, one
of three elements that made up the final ranking.
Other elements of the ranking were the corporate poll, in which recruiters were asked to identify the
schools that produce the best graduates, and intellectual capital, which was based on the number of
articles published by each school's faculty in top-20 journals and reviews of their books in three
national publications. Broad ranked 32nd and 39th, respectively, in these areas.
The graduate and recruiter polls each contributed 45 percent to the final ranking, and intellectual
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302 Olds Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1047 or call (517) 355-7505.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.
capital contributed the remaining 10 percent.
For more, visit broad.msu.edu/information/news/item?oid=1874. 0 .14