New Appointments And Transitions

View the latest b-school appointments and transitions.

June 22, 2016—The University of Navarra in Barcelona has appointed Franz Heukamp as the new dean of IESE Business School. Heukamp is a professor of decision analysis and associate dean for MBA Programs at IESE. He will replace current dean, Jordi Canals, who has served at IESE 15 years. Heukamp begins his new position September 1.

June 17, 2016—Emeric Peyredieu du Charlat has been named dean of Audencia Group in Nantes, France, effective this September. His main mission will be to steer the new strategic plan, #Audencia2020, which is built on innovation, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and finance. Pevredieu du Charlat was previously director of Groupe ESSEC’s alumni association, where he oversaw the association’s process of digitalization and professionalization.

June 17, 2016—The University of Warwick recently announced the appointment of Andy Lockett as the new dean of Warwick Business School (WBS) in Coventry, U.K. Prior to joining WBS, Lockett worked at the University of Nottingham and progressed to the rank of full professor. During his time at WBS, Lockett has held a number of management roles including associate dean and deputy dean, and has also led the school's research agenda. Locket will begin his new role August 1.

June 17, 2016—Mark Nelson, professor of accounting at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has been named the 12th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Nelson, the Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management, will begin his five-year term as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean on July 1. He will succeed Soumitra Dutta, who will step down from the post June 30. Dutta will continue to serve as dean of the College of Business, a position to which he was appointed March 22.

June 17, 2016—The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has appointed Kar Yan Tam as dean of the School of Business and Management (HKUST Business School). Tam is one of the founding faculty members of the business school and has pioneered initiatives such as the Global Business (GBUS) Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Prior to this appointment, Tam most recently served as dean of students and associate provost at HKUST.

May 24, 2016—Ruby Lee, a marketing professor in the College of Business at Florida State University in Tallahassee, has been granted a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair for the 2016–17 academic year. Lee, who also serves as the college's director of the Master of Science in Marketing Program and International Programs, will spend seven months in Finland at the Hanken School of Economics conducting research on how Nordic firms react to the growing trend of frugal innovation.

May 24, 2016—Villanova University in Pennsylvania has appointed Joyce E.A. Russell as The Helen and William O'Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business, effective August 1. Russell currently serves as senior associate dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland at College Park.

May 20, 2016—Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for chief executives in the nonprofit sector, has added to its membership Christina Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) based in St. Louis, Missouri. As a member of the council, Carosella will share best practices with the executive directors and CEOs of other 501(c)3 organizations in North America. She joined BGS, a global honor society for high-achieving graduates of AACSB-accredited business schools, in 2014.

May 17, 2016—Effective December 1, Mark Taylor will serve as the new dean of the John M. Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Taylor is currently dean and professor of international finance at Warwick Business School, U.K. He will replace Mahendra Gupta, who steps down June 30. Kurt Dirks, senior associate dean and the Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership at Olin, will serve as dean in the interim.

May 16, 2016—Hult International Business School, which has campuses in London, Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Dubai, has appointed Johan Roos as its chief academic officer. As CAO, Roos is responsible for the school’s global undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs, as well as activities related to research, regulatory compliance, and accreditation. Roos joined Hult as its chief strategy officer in January, after serving as dean of Jönköping International Business School in Sweden.

May 4, 2016—IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, has appointed Jean-François Manzoni as its next president. His five-year term will begin January 1. Manzoni currently holds the Shell Chair for Human Resources and Organizational Development at INSEAD in Singapore. He will succeed Dominique Turpin, who has served as president since 2010.

April 29, 2016—The Northern Illinois University College of Business in DeKalb has named Balaji Rajagopalan its next dean. Rajagopalan, who currently serves as the head of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend, will assume his new role at NIU on July 1. He also holds the Toudy Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

April 27, 2016—The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has named Matthew A. Waller dean, beginning May 1. Hayes served as interim associate dean for executive education before taking over as interim dean in July 2015 after Eli Jones left to become dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

April 27, 2016—Thomas Hayes has been named the new dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, effective July 1. Hayes is currently a professor and chair of the marketing department at Xavier. He replaces Brian Till, who left Xavier in July 2015 to lead the business school at Marquette University.

April 27, 2016—The Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley has named Paul Bobrowski its new dean. Bobrowski has served for the past ten years as dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He begins his new position on August 1.

April 27, 2016—Paul E. Tesluk, the Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior, has been appointed dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, effective April 25. In addition to serving as a faculty member, Tesluk has held administrative positions as chair, academic director, and interim dean for several different divisions at the University of Buffalo. He succeeds Arjang A. Assad, who will now lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.

April 27, 2016—Alan Mulally, retired president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has joined Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics as a senior fellow in the Center for Leadership Formation. This is the first formal role Mulally has taken at an academic institution since his retirement in 2014.

April 27, 2016—John T. Delaney has been named dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C., effective July 18. He was most recently professor of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh; he previously served as dean of Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College Business Administration.

April 27, 2016—Norean R. Sharpe will be the next dean of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York City. She currently serves as senior associate dean and director of the undergraduate program at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She will take up her new role this summer.

April 27, 2016—Salem State University in Massachusetts has appointed Linda Nowak as dean of its Bertolon School of Business effective April 1. Nowak has served as interim dean since July 2015. Prior to joining Salem State, she was dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University at Stanislaus, where she also held the title of professor of marketing.

April 12, 2016—Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, has named Jennifer Bott dean of its Miller College of Business. Bott has served as interim dean since last June and is a member of the university’s Strategic Planning Leadership Team. As interim dean, Bott started a transformation process in Miller College based on her strengths in relationship building, collaboration, and strategic planning. Since arriving at Ball State in 2004 as an assistant professor of management, she has steadily risen through the academic and administrative ranks, serving as executive director of the Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate Programs in Miller College from 2010–11, assistant provost for learning initiatives from 2011–13, and associate provost for learning initiatives from 2013–15. Bott achieved the rank of full professor in 2015.

April 12, 2016—Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California, announced the appointment of Deryck J. van Rensburg as dean of the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Van Rensburg, former president of global ventures at The Coca-Cola Company, will assume his responsibilities on November 1, 2016. Van Rensburg succeeds David M. Smith, who served in leadership roles for over a decade at Pepperdine University, leading the Graziadio School as dean for the last two years.

April 12, 2016—The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) has named Sridhar Sundaram dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business (KTCOB). As the top administrative officer in the college, Sundaram will oversee the faculty and work closely with the university’s leadership team to develop strategies to achieve USFSP’s academic goals and objectives. Sundaram most recently served as associate dean for graduate programs and centers and academic director of the Executive MBA and Full-Time Integrated MBA (FIMBA) program at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Additionally, he served as chair of Grand Valley's Finance Department for seven years.

April 12, 2016—Jordi Canals of Europe-based IESE will step down from his position as dean after 15 years and return to his former IESE position as a professor. During Canals’ tenure as dean, IESE achieved several milestones, including its international expansion with the opening of new campuses in New York (2010), Sao Paulo (2011), and Munich (2015), and the launch of new associated schools in Latin America and Africa, as well as the Africa Initiative (2009). Canals will work as dean with the current Executive Committee until August 2016. University of Navarra president Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero will set up an Advisory Search Committee, which will work to have a new dean announced in June.

March 28, 2016—Florida State University in Tallahassee has named Michael D. Hartline dean of the College of Business, effective April 1. Hartline, the Charles A. Bruning Professor of Business Administration at Florida State, joined the college’s faculty in 2001 and has served as interim dean since July. As interim dean, Hartline played a major part in securing a US$100 million gift from Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation to create the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, which will be the largest interdisciplinary entrepreneurship school of its kind in the nation.

March 22, 2016—The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) has appointed Stephen Taylor from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as its inaugural Research Scholar—a new role that has the goal of expanding collaboration between universities and industry. The ABDC Research Scholar will support the development and implementation of an ABDC research engagement strategy that highlights the role business schools can play in supporting Australia’s long-term competitiveness and productivity through their research and education. Taylor will take a leadership role in expanding collaboration across business schools and with key stakeholders and in improving the connection between the needs of business and government and business school research.

March 9, 2016—Kay M. Palan, current dean of Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University, has been named dean of The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce in Tuscaloosa. Palan has been dean and professor of marketing at the Haworth College of Business since 2010 and brings more than 25 years of experience in academics, including a six-year stint as associate dean for undergraduate programs at Iowa State University. Palan also has industry experience as executive director at Health Enterprises in Fargo, North Dakota, and director of Traill County Nursing Services in Hillsboro, North Dakota. Palan begins her appointment on July 1.

March 7, 2016—Daniel J. Borgia has been appointed the next dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Borgia brings with him to the position nearly two decades of higher education experience. He is currently associate dean and professor of finance for the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho, where he served as the primary author of the college’s AACSB accreditation report, which led to its successful AACSB reaccreditation under the 2013 standards. He begins his new position at Canisius on July 11.

March 7, 2016—Anne B. Dries joins Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business as assistant dean for finance and administration. Most recently, Dries served as program director of the MBA and executive MBA programs at Singapore Management University. Prior to that, she was assistant dean of graduate programs at Emory University’s School of Law and assistant dean of full-time MBA programs at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. Dries replaces Ralph Kahlan, who will serve as a special assistant to the dean for six months before returning to the faculty of Robinson’s School of Accountancy.