Appointments and Transitions

By BizEd Staff

March 14, 2017

Michael BenarrochMarch 14, 2017—After serving six years as dean of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, Michael Benarroch is stepping down to become provost and academic vice president of Ryerson University in Toronto. In addition to serving as provost, Benarroch will hold a tenured appointment in the Department of Economics. He begins his new post July 1.

March 14, 2017—Imperial College London has named Francisco Veloso new dean of its business school. Veloso has served as dean of the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics since 2012 and also maintains an adjunct position in innovation and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Veloso begins his new role at Imperial on August 1, succeeding acting dean Nelson Phillips.

March 8, 2017—The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has named Madhav Rajan new dean, beginning July 1. Rajan is currently the Robert K. Jaedicke professor of accounting at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He replaces former dean, Sunil Kumar, who left last year to become provost at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and interim dean Douglas Skinner.

March 8, 2017James W. Fenton has been announced as the new dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. For the past 11 years, Fenton has been dean of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and professor of management at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He begins his new position June 1.

March 2, 2017Joanne B. Ciulla has been appointed academic director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at Rutgers Business School. Ciulla, who also joins the business school as a professor of leadership ethics, spent 25 years as the Coston Family Chair of Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, of which she was a founding faculty member. Ciulla will fill the seat left empty after the passing of Ann Buchholtz.

Marianne Ward-PeradozaFebruary 28, 2017—Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, has named Marianne Ward-Peradoza dean of its Marymount School of Business Administration. Ward-Peradoza, a faculty member and administrator at Loyola University Maryland, succeeds current dean James Ryerson, who will return to teaching. She begins her new role on July 1.

Lynn Perry WootenFebruary 28, 2017Lynn Perry Wooten has been named the David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca. Currently a senior associate dean for academic and student excellence and a clinical professor of strategy, management, and organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, she succeeds Edward McLaughlin, who has served as interim dean since June 2016. Wooten begins her appointment at Cornell on July 1.

Avinandan  MukherjeeFebruary 27, 2017—The Lewis College of Business at Marshall University in Huntington has named Avinandan Mukherjee as its new dean. Mukherjee, currently dean and professor of marketing and international business at the College of Business at Clayton State University in Atlanta, begins his new position on July 1. He replaces interim dean Robert R. Simpson.

Peter B. HenryFebruary 16, 2017Peter Henry, dean of New York University's Stern School of Business, has announced he will step down from his position at the end of December. Henry, who has served as dean since 2010, will return full time to the Stern faculty as a professor and scholar in global economics.

Gwangheon Hong, dean, Sogang Business SchoolFebruary 10, 2017Joanne Li has been appointed dean of Florida International University’s College of Business in Miami. Li has served as dean and professor of finance at the Raj Soin School of Business at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, since 2012. She will take over from Jose M. Aldrich, who has served as acting dean at the FIU College of Business since May 2015 and will remain with the college as vice dean. Li begins her appointment in May.

Haim Hilman Abdullah, new dean at Universiti Utara Malaysia School of Business ManagementFebruary 10, 2017—The School of Business Management at Universiti Utara Malaysia has appointed Haim Hilman Abdullah as its new dean. Abdullah is a professor in strategic management, competitive strategy, and leadership. He began his new position on January 1.

Kelly Bean, new President and CEO of Executive Education at University of Virginia Darden School of BusinessFebruary 7, 2017—The University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville and the Darden School Foundation have named Kelly Bean as the new CEO and president of executive education and Professor Tom Steenburgh Senior Associate Dean. Bean mostly recently served as associate dean of executive education at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. She began her new role at Darden on February 1.

Margaret L. Williams, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech UniversityFebruary 2, 2017Margaret L. Williams has been named the new dean of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Williams is currently a professor of management and the Page Endowed dean at the University of North Dakota's College of Business and Public Administration. She replaces Paul R. Goebel, the James E. and Elizabeth F. Sowell Professor of Finance, who has served as the college's interim dean since January 1, 2016.

Gwangheon Hong, dean, Sogang Business SchoolFebruary 2, 2017—Sogang Business School (SBS) at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, has named Hong Gwangheon new dean, effective February 1. Hong has been on the faculty of SBS since 2003, following his earlier teaching careers at business schools in the U.S., including at the University of Houston. Outgoing dean Juyoung Kim will return to his faculty position at the school.

January 30, 2017—Dean Moses Pava of Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University in New York City announced he is stepping down from his position as of June 30. After serving as dean of the business school for six years, Pava will rejoin the faculty as a professor of accounting and hold several additional appointments in the school: the Alvin Einbender Professor of Business Ethics, chair of the Accounting Department, and director of the Sy Syms Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

January 27, 2017—California State University, Bakersfield, has appointed Angappa Gunasekaran as dean for the School of Business and Public Administration. Gunasekaran is currently at the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he has served as dean since January 2013 and as a professor of operations management since 1998. Over the years, he has held academic positions in the U.K., Australia, Finland, India, and Canada. He begins his new dean position on July 1.

Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business SchoolJanuary 26, 2017—IE Business School at IE University in Madrid recently announced the appointment of Martin Boehm as its new dean, effective this month. Boehm, currently dean of programs at the business school, will succeed Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, who has been dean of IE Business School since 2004 and was recently appointed executive president of IE University. Boehm joined IE Business School in 2006 and has since served as a professor of marketing, dean of undergraduate studies, associate dean of the Master in Management programs, and his current position, which he has held since 2012.

John KraftJanuary 25, 2017—At the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year, John Kraft will step down as dean of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has served as Warrington’s dean since 1990 and is the longest-tenured dean at the university. Kraft will remain on Warrington’s faculty teaching strategy and working with the college’s entrepreneurship, international business, and real estate programs. Kraft has served as chair of AACSB International's board of directors and on numerous committees within the organization, including the Business Accreditation Committee and the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee.

January 25, 2017—The University of East London (UEL) has appointed Annette Cast as new dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. Cast is currently deputy principal of Newham College of Further Education, a strategic partner of UEL. In her career, Cast has established 22 new foundation degrees, seven bachelor degree programs, and six university partnerships. She begins her new role in April.

Viral Acharya, professor of finance, NYU Stern School of BusinessJanuary 11, 2017—Professor of finance at New York University's Stern School of Business Viral Acharya has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India by the Central Government of India. In his role, Acharya will be in charge of monetary policy, foreign exchange, market operations, and research and statistics. Acharya, also director of the NSE-NYU Stern Initiative on the Study of Indian Capital Market, is a recipient of the 2017 Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship of the Bank for International Settlements and the inaugural Banque de France and Toulouse School of Economics Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance in 2011.

Raquel AlexanderDecember 27, 2016—Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, announced that Raquel Alexander will become the first Kenneth W. Freeman Professor and Dean of its newly approved College of Management. The college, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in October, will become the third at Bucknell University, joining the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, and will be officially established in July 2017. Alexander, currently associate dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, will succeed interim dean of management Michael Johnson-Cramer. Her appointment is effective when the college opens in July.

Jason GarrettDecember 27, 2016Jason Garrett has been named new dean of Union University's McAfee School of Business Administration in Jackson, Tennessee. Garrett has served as associate dean of Bradley University's Foster College of Business since 2013. He succeeds Keith Absher, who served as dean for more than a decade before his passing in 2015. Bill Nance has been serving as acting dean in the interim. Garrett begins his new appointment on January 23.

IñiguezDecember 20, 2016—In January, Santiago Íñiguez, dean and professor of strategic management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, will become executive president of IE University. In that role, he will head the strategy of the five schools that make up the institution. He also will be driving further internationalization, developing new formats for the integration of learning and technology, and establishing international agreements to create learning platforms with leading universities. He will step down as dean of the business school, a role he has held since 2004. Under his leadership, the school has developed strategic alliances with universities around the globe and partnered with the Financial Times to create the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, an executive education platform. Since July 2016, also Íñiguez has been board chair of AACSB International.

Todd Mooradian, Dean, University of Louisville College of BusinessDecember 20, 2016—The College of Business at the University of Louisville in Kentucky has named Todd Mooradian new dean. Mooradian currently serves as associate dean for faculty and academic affairs and the William J. Fields Professor of Business at the College of William & Mary Mason School of Business Administration in Williamsburg, Virginia. He will succeeds two interim deans: Alan Attaway, who has served since the summer, and Rohan Christie-David, who served from April 2014 to the summer of 2016. Mooradian begins his new position March 1.

December 14, 2016—Golden Gate University's Edward S. Ageno School of Business in San Francisco has named Gordon Swartz its new dean. He replaces  Paul Fouts, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Swartz previously held administrative posts at London Business School and Georgetown University. Prior to his academic roles, he served as an officer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Richard Franza, New Dean of the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta UniversityDecember 13, 2016Richard M. Franza, currently senior associate dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, has been named new dean of the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University. He succeeds Mark Thompson, who has served as interim dean since July 2015. Franza officially begins his new role at Augusta on February 1.

December 1, 2016Dean L. Johnson has been named dean of the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. He is currently the James and Dolores Trethewey APMP professor and founding director MTU's Applied Portfolio Management Program. Johnson, who has served as interim dean since January of this year, begins his new appointment immediately.

Sharon F. Matusik, Interim Dean, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado BoulderNovember 28, 2016—The University of Colorado Boulder has appointed Sharon F. Matusik as interim dean of the Leeds School of Business. Matusik, currently senior associate dean for faculty and research and professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, begins her new role in January. She will replace economist William Kaempfer, senior vice provost and associate vice chancellor for budget and planning, who has served in the role since mid-September.

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