At the end of the 2017–2018 academic year, Sally Blount will step down as dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. ... view all

Week of October 30, 2017

At the end of the 2017–2018 academic year, Sally Blount will step down as dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. She has held the post since 2010. Under her leadership, Kellogg launched strategic initiatives to enhance cross-disciplinary innovation; developed a partnership with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in China; and completed a capital campaign that raised a total of US$365 million. Earlier this year, the school opened Kellogg Global Hub, a 415,000-square-foot lakefront building. Blount, who is also the Nemmers Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg, will take a one-year sabbatical before rejoining the Northwestern faculty.

Sacca and Pfefferman

Stephen J. Sacca has become CEO of the Global Business School Network, which partners with business schools, industries, and aid agencies to improve access to management education around the world. Sacca most recently was director of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He succeeds longtime CEO Guy Pfeffermann, who founded GBSN in 2002 while serving as chief economist of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. Pfeffermann will continue to work as a member of the GBSN Board of Directors. Sacca assumed his new role in September.

Drexel University has named Paul E. Jensen interim dean of LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 St. Catharines, 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.

Sally Blount Paul Jensen

Sally Blount

Paul E. Jensen

Raj Echambadi José Milano

Raj Echambadi


Maury Peiperl has been named dean of the George Mason University School of Business in Fairfax, Virginia. Peiperl most recently was director of the Cranfield School of Management and pro-vice-chancellor of Cranfield University in England. He assumed his new role at Mason in August.

Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts, has appointed Raj Echambadi to serve as its 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 started his new position in August.

French business school KEDGE, which was founded in Bordeaux and Marseille and has 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 began his new position September 1.

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

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.

Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has appointed Daniel J. Borgia as academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai in China. Among the programs that Borgia will oversee is a joint U.S.-China four-year undergraduate business degree, which is taught in English. Borgia has 15 years’ experience leading higher education programs for Chinese students.

Sergey Myasoedov has been appointed to the board of directors for AACSB International in Tampa, Florida. Myasoedov is vice-rector of the Russian Presidential Academy and dean of the Institute of Business Studies in Moscow. He will complete the remaining term of former board member Jean-Michel Blanquer, who stepped down due to the commitments of his new role as Minister of Education in France.