Transitions

Individuals in the industry step up and move on.

Francesca CornelliFrancesca Cornelli has been named dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, where she also will hold the Donald P. Jacobs Chair of Finance. Cornelli currently is professor of finance, deputy dean of degree education, and director of private equity at the London Business School.

Kerwin Charles has been named the Indra K. Nooyi Dean of the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. Charles currently is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

SchwagerThe College of Business at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has named Paul Schwager as its new dean and W. Howard Rooks distinguished professor. Schwager joined ECU as a faculty member in 2003; he has served as the college’s interim dean since the summer of 2018.

Cynthia Newman, dean of the College of Business Administration at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, has resigned her position effective August 31, stating that her religious views were compromised after the university decided not to bring a Chick-fil-A restaurant to campus after students requested it. Administrators explained in an email to the student body that the company’s “corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider.” Chick-fil-A’s charity arm donates to organizations perceived to be biased against the LGBTQ community. Newman will remain on campus as a professor.

FinchJ. Howard Finch will transition to a new role as the university’s senior associate provost this summer. As dean, Finch helped build the Brock School of Business’ enrollment, oversaw the opening of a new US$25 million facility, and fostered corporate partnerships. Chad Carson, associate dean and Brock Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, will serve as the school’s two-year interim dean.

Robert BrunerThe Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has created the new position of associate dean for innovation and chief disruption officer. Assuming the role will be Robert Brunner, director of the University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, professor of accountancy, and Arthur Andersen Faculty Fellow. He will be tasked with identifying future challenges in business and creating unique solutions.

The Association of University Research Parks has named Brian Darmody its new CEO. Darmody is associate vice president of corporate engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park. The association has opened a new office in the UMD Discovery District in the Washington, D.C., area, where Darmody will be located; he plans to transition out of his current role at UMD over time.

Donald V. Moser has been named Lou and Myra G. Mervis Chair in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration in Pennsylvania.

 

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