You know him. You love him. You’ve traveled the world with him. But you probably didn’t know his whole story.
Adjunct Professor, Neidorf “Decade” Teaching Award Winner, and FEMBA Associate Dean Gonzalo Freixes in a candid, one-on-one interview discusses his family’s journey to America, and his lifetime career of paying it forward.
“Living the American Dream” is not a cliché for Dean Freixes. It is the story of his life. In this tribute to the power of education, Dean Freixes tells of his family arriving in the US as political refugees with all their worldly belongings in one suitcase. From these austere beginnings, Gonzalo’s life and career has touched thousands of UCLA students, undergraduate and graduate, both on-campus and around the world. And after graduation, his connections continue in ongoing relationships with SO many alumni.
Dean Freixes’ leadership and contributions have architected and guided many of the distinguishing pillars of FEMBA, including our
- Global Access Program
Over 600 international companies consulted, and counting!
- Global Immersion courses
Over 2,000 students have now studied in over 20 countries!
- FLEX schedule
Gonzalo’s own Flex course includes a build-your-own elective bonus feature
- Network of entrepreneurial alumni
Gonzalo offers inspiring examples of connecting with high-impact alumni globally
This summer (for new and current students and alumni only) enjoy Dean Freixes live at FEMBApalooza 5, where he will be hosting a Learning on the Lawn segment titled, “Taking Your Business International.”