Transitions

Individuals in the industry step up and move on. 

RotondoOver the summer, Denise M. Rotondo took her new position as dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. She was formerly dean of the School of Business at the State University of New York, Geneseo, and brings with her more than two decades of experience as a faculty member and administrator.

PhillipsIn August, Joan Phillips became dean of the Andreas School of Business at Barry University in Miami, Florida. She was previously at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, where her positions included marketing professor, graduate program director, department chair, and associate dean. Phillips also was a fellow of the American Council on Education in 2015–2016.

Kevin F. Hallock has been named the new dean of Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York. Hallock most recently was the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean and Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor in the university's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), where he guided the school through a strategic planning process, invested in the student experience, and introduced an ILR initiative designed to bring together students, staff, and faculty around a common theme. Hallock began his new role December 15.

Ajay Agrawal of the Rotman School of Management is the inaugural holder of the Geoff Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. The chair honors the late Taber, a co-founder of Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab, who died two years ago in a house fire. The Geoff Taber Memorial Award at the Faculty of Law, the Geoff Taber Memorial Scholarship at the Rotman School, and the Geoff Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotman were established in his memory and are funded by more than CAN$2.5 million raised by the university community.

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