Misty Johanson has been named dean of the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as interim dean of the college and as professor and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership. During her tenure as interim dean, she launched a campaign to raise US$4 million for the college and exceeded that goal; she also oversaw a rise in graduate business enrollment of 16 percent. Johanson joined DePaul in 2009 to establish the hospitality school.
Nils Stieglitz is the new president and managing director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany. He succeeds Udo Steffens, who has been president since 1996. Previously, Stieglitz was professor of strategic management and head of the management department.
Sudhir Singh has been appointed dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business in Maryland. He has served as interim dean of the college since 2015. Singh has served as director of the College of Business’ Center for Leadership Development since 2011.
William Peel has been named the inaugural executive director of innovation and strategic planning at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School in College Station. Peel, who has had a 40-year career in management consulting, will lead new initiatives designed to help the business school advance the world’s prosperity through three Grand Challenges: entrepreneurship, energy, and healthcare.
This June, Stanley G. Eakins will step down as dean of the College of Business at East Carolina University in Greenville, where he was named interim dean in 2010 and dean in 2012. Under Eakins’ guidance, the college implemented its Leadership & Professional Development program and established the Miller School of Entrepreneurship. Eakins plans to return to teaching in 2019. Associate dean Paul Schwager will serve as the college’s interim dean.
After a strategic review, the Global Business School Network (GBSN) based in Washington, D.C., has announced a new organizational structure. GBSN has named Fabienne Jolivert as its new executive director. Jolivert previously served as its network engagement officer. Soumitra Dutta, formerly dean of Cornell University’s Johnson College of Business, has been named chair of GBSN’s board. Stephen Sacca has stepped down as the organization’s president after seven months.