transitions Alexandre-de-NavaillesAlexandre de Navailles has been appointed head of Kedge Business School in France. De Navailles previously was president of Hertz France, where he focused on developing disruptive, digital, and eco-responsible offerings. For the last three years, he has been an ambassador for the Dauphine Foundation, which supports advancement in higher education by financing strategic and innovative projects.

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Amy Zeng has been named dean of Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she will take up her new role in late July. Zeng most recently was dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. There she spearheaded an initiative to start an Experiential Learning Alliance focused on deepening the school’s collaborations with corporate and community partners and the wider University of Hartford campus. She also upgraded the school’s Career Ready program at the undergraduate level and expanded the online graduate curriculum.

Isabelle Huault has been named president of the executive board of EM Lyon Business School in France. She comes to EM Lyon after serving as president of the Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. Huault, who succeeds Tugrul Atamer, takes her new post at the beginning of the next academic year.

In June, Charles Hoffman stepped down after seven years as dean of the College of Business at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He will stay on at the institution as executive-in-residence and will rejoin the Chancellor’s Council to act as a liaison with the business community and aid in fundraising.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national nonprofit organization focused on diversity and inclusion in American business, has named Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy its new chairman of the board of trustees. Sambamurthy is the Albert O. Nicholas Dean at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin in Madison

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Jared Llorens has been named interim dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The search for a permanent dean was paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. Llorens is chair of the department of public administration, holder of the John W. Dupuy Endowed Professorship, and associate editor of Public Administration Review.


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His predecessor, Richard White, retired in June after serving 22 years at LSU, eight years as dean. During his tenure, the school opened the Office of Business Student Success to provide centralized student services; added new academic offerings such as an online MBA, a master’s in analytics, and a concentration in digital marketing; and opened the Professional Sales Institute.