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Reena Aggarwal has been named interim dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. A veteran faculty member, Aggarwal will lead the b-school during the 2004–05 academic year while Georgetown conducts a search for a permanent dean to replace John W. Mayo, who stepped down in July.

A member of the McDonough faculty since 1986, Aggarwal teaches courses in corporate finance and investment banking. She holds a master’s of management studies degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and earned a PhD in finance from the University of Maryland.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Aggarwal visited Brazil and Chile to investigate stock markets and privatization programs in those countries. She has worked with such organizations as the World Bank, the Nasdaq Stock Market, the United Nations, the and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Elissa Ellis, former assistant dean and director of the MBA program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named executive director of the Forté Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women occupy positions of influence in the business world.

At the McCombs School, Ellis had broad responsibility for many aspects of the graduate business program. She oversaw marketing, admissions, student services, and alumni relations—experiences she is applying in her new role directing the Forté Foundation’s efforts to increase the number of women in senior management jobs.

Ellis earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas A&M University and formerly served as assistant director of that university’s MBA program. She was chair of the 2004 GMAC® Annual Industry Conference, and has chaired the MBA Student Services Professionals.

Iftekhar Hasan has been named acting dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hasan replaces Denis Fred Simon, who was appointed in May as founding provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce of the State University of New York.

Hasan, a professor of accounting, finance, and economics, joined the Lally School in 2002. His work centers around international banking, the economics of stock exchanges, and the process of taking a company public. Hasan will continue teaching and conducting research while carrying out his administrative duties.

Hasan earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Houston.

Stacey Kole has been named deputy dean of the full-time MBA program at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. She is responsible for admissions, career services, the Dean of Students and Diversity Affairs offices, and the school’s Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program.

Kole formerly served as associate dean for MBA programs at the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. She also worked for First Chicago and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and was a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Kole’s research and teaching interests center around human resource management and corporate finance. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from the University of Rochester.

Kristina Nebel has been promoted to the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Outreach within the Office of Admissions and Career Development at the University of Michigan Business School. Nebel formerly served as director of admissions and financial aid for the school.

In her new role, Nebel shares responsibility for Michigan’s office of admissions and career development and is in charge of the business school’s relationships with prospective MBA candidates and potential employers of degree recipients. Nebel arrived at Michigan in 1999, following a career as a manager with Deloitte and Touche’s manufacturing practice. At Deloitte, Nebel focused on reengineering, systems implementation, environmental management systems, and litigation support.

Nebel holds an MS in Resource Policy and Administration from Michigan and a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.

The b-school promoted Jim Hayes, formerly senior associate director of admissions, to replace Nebel as admissions director. Hayes is a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Coopers & Lybrand and its successor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, before joining the University of Michigan Business School in 2000. He holds a degree from St. Joseph’s University.

Myron J. Roomkin has been appointed dean of Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, effective November 1. Roomkin currently is dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C., which credits him with raising the school’s profile and strengthening its curriculum and faculty during his six-year tenure.

Roomkin, whose has particular expertise in human resources and employment trends among managerial and professional workers, will also serve as the Weatherhead school’s Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management. From 1976 to 1998, Roomkin held a variety of positions on the faculty of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. A director of the Graduate Management Admission Council, he is the author of several books on managing a business and has written dozens of papers for professional journals and other publications. Roomkin’s experience also includes stints teaching at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and the University of Wisconsin’s Industrial Relations Research Institute.

Roomkin holds MS and doctoral degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin. He earned a BS degree from Cornell University.

Beck A. Taylor has been named to fill the newly created role of associate dean for research and faculty development at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. The appointment reflects Taylor’s broad experience leading and conducting research projects, which have been recognized by major publications and public policy organizations.

Taylor’s responsibilities will encompass Hankamer’s faculty development and grant-writing activities; sabbatical and research leave programs; and planned community extension efforts. He will remain on the teaching staff of the school’s economics department.

Taylor’s research interests focus on such topics as industrial organization, regional economic development, and the economics of child development and child care. He has particular expertise on the oil and gasoline, convenience store, and agricultural services industries. In 2000, Taylor received Hankamer’s Young Researcher Award.

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Charlotte Cole has been appointed assistant director of the executive MBA program at Baylor University. Most recently assistant director of the executive MBA program at Texas Christian University, Cole also worked previously at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Louisiana Tech University.

Cole earned a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech. She is studying for a doctorate degree in educational psychology at Texas A&M University.

Carlo Galucci has been named director of the newly created University Programmes Unit at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, a post that gives him responsibility for overseeing the school’s compliance with the guidelines laid out by the Bologna Accord educational reforms. The new division will encompass ESADE’s Combined Undergraduate and Master in Management program and the school’s Degree in Business Administration program, as well as any potential future master’s degree programs at ESADE.

Signed in 1999 by education ministers from 29 European nations, the Bologna Accord defines standards for higher education in those countries, with a goal of creating a multinational system of comparable degrees in Europe by 2010.

Galucci currently is vice president of the Community of European Management Schools, an international organization involving universities and businesses both in and outside Europe. He has also served as director of international relations at ESADE.

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