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By BizEd Staff

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017Eugene "Gene" Anderson has been appointed dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Anderson currently serves as the Schein Family Chair in Business and a professor of marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He begins his new role at Syracuse on July 1.

April 28, 2017—At the conclusion of the 2016–2017 academic year, John Kraft will step down as dean of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he has served as dean since 1990. Kraft will remain on as a member of 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.

April 28, 2017—The University of East London (UEL) in the U.K. has appointed Annette Cast as new dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. Cast was most recently deputy principal of Newham College of Further Education, a strategic partner of UEL. She began her new role in April.

April 13, 2017—Cleveland State University has named Sanjay Putrevu dean of its Monte Ahuja College of Business. Putrevu previously served as dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Business and, prior to that, as associate dean of the State University of New York at Albany's School of Business. Putrevu begins his new role July 1.

April 13, 2017John E. Gentner Jr. has been appointed dean of the Capitol University School of Management and Leadership in Columbus, Ohio, effective immediately. Gentner has served as director and executive professor of the university’s MBA program since January 2016. He previously was the MBA program director and an executive-in-residence at the University of Dayton and prior to that spent many years as an executive at Fifth Third Bank.

April 13, 2017—The University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business in Canada has named Keith Willoughby new dean, beginning July 1. Willoughby has been with the school since 1997 and became associate dean in 2011. He has held the role of interim dean since last July. He replaces former dean Daphne Taras.

April 13, 2017—Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has selected Steven Elias as the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Elias, who is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Professor at New Mexico State University's College of Business, will take over for interim dean Paul McGurr this summer.

Matthew Myers headshot, smilingApril 13, 2017Matthew B. Myers has been named new dean of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Dallas, effective August 1. Myers currently serves as dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair of Business Leadership at the Miami University Farmer School of Business in Oxford, Ohio. Myers will replace Albert W. Niemi Jr., who has been dean of SMU Cox since 1997.

James Goodrich headshot, smiling, brick wall backgroundApril 13, 2017—After serving six years as dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles, James Goodrich is stepping down to become dean and Stoller Distinguished Chair of Business at the recently created College of Business at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He begins his new post July 1.

Emmanuel Metais headshotMarch 29, 2017—EDHEC Business School, based in Lille and with four other global campuses, has appointed Emmanuel Métais as its new dean. Métais, a professor of strategy, has been at EDHEC for over 20 years and has served as associate dean for graduate studies since 2015. He succeeds Olivier Oger, who has served as dean for nearly 30 years. Métais will assume his new role on July 1, working alongside Oger through the end of the year.

March 29, 2017Catherine Cassell will be the first female dean of the University of Birmingham Business School, beginning September 1. She is currently professor of organizational psychology and deputy dean at Leeds University Business School. Cassell is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy of Management.

March 29, 2017—The University of Missouri-Kansas City has named Brian Klaas new dean of its Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Klaas is a professor of management, senior associate dean for research and academics, and director of the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. Klaas replaces David Donnelly, dean at the Bloch school since 2014. Klaas starts his new dean position on July 1.

Anne Massey headshotMarch 29, 2017Anne P. Massey has been selected as the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Massey, currently at Indiana University Bloomington, is a professor of information systems at the Kelley School of Business as well as associate vice president for academic affairs. Massey will succeed François Ortalo-Magné, who has been named dean of London Business School. She begins her new role at Wisconsin on August 7.

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.

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