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Individuals in the industry step up and move on.

Glenn Hubbard will step down as dean of Columbia Business School in New York City at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Hubbard joined Columbia in 1988 and was appointed dean in July 2004. During his tenure, Hubbard led initiatives to revamp the school's core curriculum, guided the expansion of the school's EMBA program, launched four new master's degrees, and supported curricular innovations such as Immersion Seminars and Master Classes. He has raised more than US$1 billion for the school. On June 30, he will rejoin the faculty as the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics and as professor of economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Anne Balazs is the new dean of the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo in Ohio, the first woman to hold that position. She most recently was interim dean at the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, where she had previously held positions ranging from head of the department of marketing to interim assistant vice president and director of graduate studies.

This July, Stephen Spinelli Jr. will succeed Kerry Healey as president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Spinelli spent 14 years as a professor and administrator at Babson. During that time, he served as the Alan Lewis Chair in Global Management, chair of the entrepreneurship division, director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, and vice provost for entrepreneurship and global management. In 2011, Spinelli was inducted into Babson's Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Frank Hodge will be the next Orin and Janet Smith dean of the University of Washington's Foster School of Business in Seattle. A longtime professor at the school, Hodge has chaired the department of accounting since 2013; in 2014, he received the PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching. Hodge replaces James Jiambalvo, who has served since 2005 and will return to the faculty.

On July 1, Astrid Sheil will join Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, as the new dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business. She will be the first woman to serve in the role. Sheil is currently the Dean's Fellow for Program Outreach and Promotion and a tenured professor of communication and business at California State University San Bernardino.

Michael Johnson-Cramer has been named the new Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Johnson-Cramer formerly served as the founding director and interim dean of the Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He officially will succeed Donna Maria Blancero. the current interim Dean of Business, on July l.

Dan LeClair has been appointed CEO of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), an organization dedicated to improving access to high-quality, locally relevant management education for the developing world. As CEO, LeClair will lead the development of innovation programs to spark inclusive and sustainable economic growth in emerging nations. LeClair joins GBSN following 19 years at AACSB International, where he held various leadership positions.

Joan T.A. Gabel has been named the 17th president of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Gabel, who served as dean of the University of Missouri's Trulaske College of Business in Columbia for five years, most recently was executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Cynthia Sherman has been named head of the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Institute, part of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at California State University Channel Islands.

Tax and auditing firm KPMG has named Tawei David Wang its 2018 KPMG James Marwick Professor-in-Residence. Wang is an assistant professor at Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and the third professor to hold the title. The KPMG James Marwick Professor-in-Residence program gives faculty direct experience with the evolving technical, regulatory, and innovation challenges affecting the audit profession. Wang teaches audit analytics and data mining at DePaul.

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