Noting McConnell’s strong international experience, unmatched leadership and negotiation skills, stellar reputation, and unwavering dedication to his alma mater, Price College Dean Daniel Pullin said that Energy Management students will benefit tremendously from McConnell’s appointment.
“Mike is a product of our program and will be a multiplier of its impact in the years ahead,” Pullin said. “Our students can expect more active, experiential learning opportunities, face-to-face encounters with energy industry and public sector leaders, and rising levels of scholarships to make access to this excellence more available than ever. Flagship programs at flagship institutions deserve flagship leaders. Mike McConnell meets that standard in every way, and his addition as director is a milestone moment in this proud program’s history.”
Currently serving on the Board of Advisors for the Independent Petroleum Association of America, McConnell has a reputation for adhering to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally. That reputation was validated in spades in 2007, when his employer – international energy juggernaut Enron – collapsed in what was then the largest corporate failure in American history.