Transitions

Individuals in the industry step up and move on.

DarrochIn July, Jenny Darroch becomes the new dean of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business in Oxford, Ohio. Darroch previously was dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in California, where she also had been a professor of marketing and innovation. At the Farmer School, she succeeds Marc Rubin, who will retire from the university.


SedatoleKaren Sedatole is the new interim dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Sedatole, the Goizueta Advisory Board Term Professor of Accounting, was previously the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. She has twice received the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Research Award. Sedatole succeeds Erika James, who is now dean at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


BrockmanBeverly Brockman has been appointed Schroeder Family Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville in Indiana. Brockman most recently served at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) as the George Lester Nation Centennial Professor of Entrepreneurship. In addition, for the past nine years, she has served as department head for the marketing and entrepreneurship department in the Rollins College of Business at UTC.


HuQing Hu is the new dean of the Murray Koppelman School of Business at Brooklyn College in New York. He most recently served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and innovation and as professor of information systems in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College of The City University of New York. He has held positions at Iowa State University and Florida Atlantic University.


DonleyThomas Donley has become the interim dean for the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Donley, a professor of economics, previously served as the associate dean and special assistant to the dean. He will succeed Misty Johanson, who will return to the School of Hospitality Leadership as a senior faculty member after a year’s leave.


Jennifer Troyer has been appointed dean of the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Troyer, interim dean of the Belk College since October, moved into the permanent role this summer. She has served at UNC Charlotte for 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a jointly appointed faculty member in the economics and master of health administration programs, senior associate dean, and interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Troyer becomes the seventh dean in the college’s 50-year history and its first female dean.


The University of Virginia in Charlottesville has chosen Nicole Thorne Jenkins as dean of its McIntire School of Commerce, effective July 1. Jenkins previously served as vice dean and the Von Allmen Chaired Professor of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics in Lexington, and she has been on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis. She succeeds Carl Zeithaml, who joins the faculty as a strategic management professor.


Kimberly Killmer Hollister became the new dean of Montclair State University’s Feliciano School of Business in New Jersey on June 1. Hollister, a professor of information and operations management, first joined the Feliciano School’s faculty in 1999 and has served as its vice dean since 2015. She succeeds Greg Cant, who assumed the presidency of Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, on June 15.


Sevin Yeltekin is the new dean of the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in New York. Yeltekin previously was the Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor of Economics and the senior associate dean of education at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her five-year term begins on July 1.


After ten years of serving as dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City, Neil Braun stepped down at the end of the spring 2020 semester. Braun, a former media executive, will be returning to work on a startup with former industry colleagues. He will remain connected to the school as dean emeritus.


The University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has appointed Kenneth Corts as interim dean of the Rotman School of Management for a 13-month term that began June 3. Corts is the Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of economics analysis and policy at the Rotman School. He is currently the school’s vice dean of faculty and research, as well as the academic director of the Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship. Former dean Tiff Macklem stepped down to become governor of the Bank of Canada.

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