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The University of Delaware in Newark has reappointed Bruce Weber as dean of the school’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.      ...view all

Week of August 7, 2017

The University of Delaware in Newark has reappointed Bruce Weber as dean of the school’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Weber, who is in his second five-year term as dean of the Lerner College, previously held positions at London Business School, Baruch College, and New York University.


Week of July 31, 2017

Drexel University has named Paul E. Jensen interim dean of LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia. During his 20-year career at Drexel, Jensen previously served as associate dean of undergraduate and graduate programs at LeBow and interim director of Drexel’s Center of Hospitality and Sport Management.


Brock University’s Goodman School of Business in Catharine, Ontario, welcomes Andrew Gaudes as its new dean. Gaudes, who began his five-year term July 1, previously was at the University of Regina’s Hill and Levene Schools of Business, where he served as dean since 2012.


Week of July 24, 2017

Maury Peiperl has been named new dean of the George Mason University School of Business in Fairfax. Peiperl is currently director of the Cranfield School of Management and pro-vice-chancellor of Cranfield University in England. He assumes his new role at Mason in August.


Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston has a new dean, Raj Echambadi, who will serve as the school's inaugural Dunton Family Dean. Echambadi comes to Northeastern from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was senior associate dean of strategic innovation and the Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Endowed Professor in the College of Business. Echambadi starts his new position on August 14.


French business school KEDGE, founded in Bordeaux and Marseille and with campuses on three continents, has named José Milano new director general. Milano has served as KEDGE's deputy director general since 2016 and replaces Thomas Froehlicher, who is stepping down to focus on new projects. Milano begins his new position September 1.


The Global Business School Network (GBSN) has named Stephen J. Sacca its new CEO. Sacca replaces GBSN founder, Guy Pfeffermann, who is retiring after 15 years with the organization. Pfeffermann has built and led the network of over 70 business schools, as well as industry partners, working toward global economic and social development through management education advocacy. Sacca comes to GBSN from the MIT Sloan School of Management's MIT Sloan Fellows Program. His position is effective September 7.


Ashgar Sabbaghi has been appointed new dean of Roosevelt University's Heller College of Business in Chicago. Sabbaghi most recently served as dean of the Graham School of Management (GSM) at St. Xavier University. His new appointment began July 1.


Week of July 17, 2017

John Quelch has been appointed dean of the University of Miami (UM) School of Business Administration in Florida. Previously the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Quelch will also serve at UM as vice provost for executive education, overseeing customized training and development programs for executives and managers. He assumed his new role on July 1.


John D. Mittelstaedt has been named dean of the University of Dayton School of Business Administration. Mittelstaedt is currently a professor of marketing, former interim dean of the College of Business and inaugural director of The Sales Initiative at the University of Wyoming. He begins at the University of Dayton on Aug. 1.


Concordia University's John Molson School of Business (JMSB) in Montreal, Quebec, has appointed a new dean and its first female dean, Anne-Marie Croteau. Croteau most recently served as associate dean of professional graduate programs and external relations at JMSB.


Paul Almeida has been named dean and William R. Berkley Chair of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. Almeida has held positions at the university for more than two decades; he most recently served as deputy dean for executive education and innovation and as a professor of strategy and international business at McDonough. He began his new post August 1.


Lance Nail has been named new dean of San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business. Nail previously served as dean of the business schools at both Texas Tech University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Most recently he served as founding chairman of the board of advisers for the Texas Tech University Innovation Hub and Research Park. He began his position in August.


Manoj K. Malhotra has been named dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He most recently was senior associate dean of graduate programs and former longtime chair of the department of management science at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He begins his new appointment Sept ember 1. Malhotra succeeds Rob Widing, who will join the faculty after a one-year sabbatical.


Ilian Mihov has been reappointed to a second five-year term as dean of INSEAD business school. He is also the Rausing Chaired Professor of Business and Economic Transformation. He is the first dean to be based at INSEAD’s Asia campus in Singapore; the school also has locations in Fountainebleau, France, and Abu Dhabi.


Week of July 10, 2017

Emmanuel Métais is the new dean of EDHEC Business School, which is based in Lille, France, and has four other global campuses. Métais, a professor of strategy, has been at EDHEC for more than 20 years and has served as associate dean for graduate studies since 2015. He succeeds Olivier Oger, who was dean for nearly 30 years.


Catherine Cassell will be the first woman to serve as dean of the University of Birmingham Business School in the U.K. She is currently professor of organizational psychology and deputy dean at Leeds University Business School, also in the U.K. Cassell, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy of Management, begins her new role September 1.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City has named Brian Klaas the new dean of its Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Klaas is a professor of management, senior associate dean for research and academics, and director of the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business in Columbia. Klaas, who replaces David Donnelly, started his new position on July 1.


Anne P. Massey has been selected as the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Massey, currently at Indiana University Bloomington, is a professor of information systems at the Kelley School of Business, as well as associate vice president for academic affairs. Massey will succeed François Ortalo-Magné, who has been named dean of London Business School. She begins her new role at Wisconsin on August 7.


Imperial College London has named Francisco Veloso new dean of its business school. Veloso has served as dean of the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal since 2012; he also maintains an adjunct position in innovation and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Veloso begins his new role at Imperial on August 1, succeeding acting dean Nelson Phillips.


After serving for six years as dean of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Michael Benarroch is stepping down to become provost and academic vice president of Ryerson University in Toronto. In addition to serving as provost, Benarroch will hold a tenured appointment in the department of economics.


Linda A. Livingstone has been selected as the 15th president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Livingstone most recently was dean and professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C. She previously served as dean of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California, and has held faculty and administrative positions at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. In 2014–2015, she served as chair of the board of AACSB International. Livingstone, the first woman to be president of Baylor in its 172-year history, began her new role June 1.


Week of May 8, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Anderson has been appointed dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Anderson currently serves as the Schein Family Chair in Business and a professor of marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He begins his new role at Syracuse on July 1.


At the conclusion of the 2016–2017 academic year, John Kraft will step down as dean of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he has served as dean since 1990. Kraft will remain on as a member of Warrington’s faculty teaching strategy and working with the college’s entrepreneurship, international business, and real estate programs. Kraft has served as chair of AACSB International’s board of directors and on numerous committees within the organization.


The University of East London (UEL) in the U.K. has appointed Annette Cast as new dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. Cast was most recently deputy principal of Newham College of Further Education, a strategic partner of UEL. She began her new role in April.


Cleveland State University has named Sanjay Putrevu dean of its Monte Ahuja College of Business. Putrevu previously served as dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Business and, prior to that, as associate dean of the State University of New York at Albany's School of Business. Putrevu begins his new role July 1.


John E. Gentner Jr. has been appointed dean of the Capitol University School of Management and Leadership in Columbus, Ohio, effective immediately. Gentner has served as director and executive professor of the university’s MBA program since January 2016. He previously was the MBA program director and an executive-in-residence at the University of Dayton and prior to that spent many years as an executive at Fifth Third Bank.


The University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business in Canada has named Keith Willoughby new dean, beginning July 1. Willoughby has been with the school since 1997 and became associate dean in 2011. He has held the role of interim dean since last July. He replaces former dean Daphne Taras.


Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has selected Steven Elias as the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Elias, who is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Professor at New Mexico State University's College of Business, will take over for interim dean Paul McGurr this summer.


Matthew B. Myers has been named new dean of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Dallas, effective August 1. Myers currently serves as dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair of Business Leadership at the Miami University Farmer School of Business in Oxford, Ohio. Myers will replace Albert W. Niemi Jr., who has been dean of SMU Cox since 1997.


After serving six years as dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles, James Goodrich is stepping down to become dean and Stoller Distinguished Chair of Business at the recently created College of Business at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He begins his new post July 1.