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James Danko will take over in August as dean of the College of Commerce and Finance at Villanova University. Danko has served since 2000 as associate dean for strategy and operations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; previously, he held posts in the business schools at the University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and Babson College. He earned a BA in religious studies from John Carroll University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Rob Ducoffe has been named dean of the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University–South Bend. He comes to Indiana from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where he was a professor of marketing and the associate dean, graduate academic affairs. Ducoffe’s educational background includes a BA in political science from McGill University, an AM in communications management from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in mass media from Michigan State University.

Larry Louie was named assistant dean for graduate programs at the University of San Francisco Masagung School of Management. He brings with him over 25 years of work experience with employers ranging from major professional services firms to startup companies. Louie earned a BS with emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

Karen Maccaro has been promoted to associate dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, effective July 1; she is currently the assistant dean and administrative director of the MBA program. Maccaro has a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and an EdM from Boston University, where she is currently working toward a PhD in Education.

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Eric Abrams has been named head of diversity recruitment strategy and activities at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He formerly was associate director of admissions at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley; earlier, Abrams served in admissions posts at Carnegie Mellon University and Pitzer College. Abrams also was assistant director of admissions at Stanford’s business school from 1992–95. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford and an MA in political science from UCLA.

Lisa Borreo has appointed director of graduate student services for the MBA program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Borreo previously served as assistant director of graduate student services at the Kelley School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Earlham College and an MS in counseling from Indiana University.

Thomas Caleel has assumed the role of director of MBA admissions and financial aid at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A Wharton alumnus, Caleel previously worked at Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, a California private equity firm, where he performed financial analyses and raised investment capital. He also worked at a Swiss private financial firm, Heritage Finance & Trust,

Christine Davis has been named director of the Leadership Development Institute at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She formerly was in charge of graduate student services for the Kelley School’s MBA program. Davis earned a BS degree in business and an MS in higher education administration at Indiana.

Carol Langlois has been appointed MBA program director for the University of San Francisco Masagung School of Management. First hired as assistant program director, Langlois has been with USF since 1999. She holds a BS in psychology from Salem State College and an MA in counseling with a focus on higher education from Fairfield University; Langlois is now a doctoral candidate in the international and multi-cultural education program at USF.

Simone Pollard has become associate director of MBA programs at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. In her new post, Pollard is responsible for admissions, career development, and enrollment services for three MBA programs, including a new executive program due to begin in August. She joined the Eller College as director of career development following a career as a management consultant with Sibson Consulting. Pollard earned a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia.

Evelyn Tate is now the director of graduate admissions and recruitment at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Management. Previously, Tate worked as director of MBA admissions and financial aid at Boston University, and also as assistant director of admissions for Northeastern’s School of Law. Tate holds a BA in history and sociology from Brandeis University, as well as an MBA from Bentley College.

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