In July, Erika H. James will become the first woman and first person of color to lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. James is currently dean of Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has served for six years. At Wharton, she succeeds Geoffrey Garrett, who will become dean of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
In July, SherRhonda Gibbs becomes dean of the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She currently serves as interim director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Management in Hattiesburg, where she holds the Alvin Williams Endowed Chair of Minority Entrepreneurship.
Tim Hanley, former senior partner at Deloitte, has been named the interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University’s College of Business Administration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hanley, who has served as the school’s first executive-in-residence since last October, takes the position after newly announced dean Joe Daniels died suddenly last month.
Sabyasachi “Saby” Mitra has been named dean of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business in Gainesville. He currently is senior associate dean of faculty and research and Thomas R. Williams–Wells Fargo professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business in Atlanta.
Donna Maria Blancero is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She joined Bentley in 2010 as an associate professor of management; she has been interim provost, interim dean of business at the McCallum Graduate School, and associate dean of undergraduate business.