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Ken Buckley, a Baylor University alumnus and former vice president of sales at Tanisys Technology in Austin, has been named the Cox-Hawkins Director of Career Management. Buckley spent 24 years in the semiconductor, high-technology marketplace. He held executive positions in marketing, sales and management, including the position of general manager and president. In these roles he traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Mary Clark has joined the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, as the director of recruitment and admissions for the full-time MBA program. Most recently, Clark was at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as the director of corporate outreach, executive programs. She recently graduated from the Executive MBA Program at Olin. Prior to her experience at Olin, Mary worked for nearly eight years at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. IESE became a member school of GMAC® during her tenure

Dr. Kenneth R. Evans will become dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma in January 2007. He is presently associate dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Missouri. Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Dr. Evans was on the faculty at Arizona State University where, among other duties, he served as department coordinator of doctoral studies. Dr. Evans received his PhD in business from the University of Colorado, MBA from California State University-Sacramento, and BA from the University of California-Davis.

Angelia Knight-Adams is the new coordinator of career services for the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Her previous positions included director of engineering career services at Alabama, director of counseling and career services at Mississippi University for Women, and university counselor at Northwest Missouri State University. Knight-Adams earned her BA in psychology and MS in counselor education at Mississippi State University. She has also completed a management certificate and a training and development certificate in the College of Continuing Studies at UA. In 2001, Knight-Adams received her professional human resources certification.

Thomas Kruczek has been appointed director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Kruczek’s career began as a consultant to small and mid-sized companies with John Kearney and Company in St. Petersburg, Florida. He then joined the Walt Disney World Company, and later became a partner at the Orlando-based consulting firm the Baker Leisure Group. Kruczek has also maintained a consulting practice and served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He earned both his BA and MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Jeffrey R. McNish is the new director of admissions for the full-time MBA program at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. From 2002 to 2005, McNish was associate director of Broad’s executive and weekend MBA programs, and served as acting director of admissions for the full-time program during the 2005-2006 academic year. He received a BS from Indiana University in 1992, and an MBA from the Broad School in 1999. Prior to his employment at Broad, McNish worked as a senior consultant for Cap Gemini, and held positions at Oracle® and Electronic Data Systems®.

Kenndra N. Thompson has joined the MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington as assistant director of admissions. Thompson will assist the MBA Admissions Office in its recruiting efforts with a focus on diversity and inclusion programming. Prior to joining the MBA program she was an academic advisor and career counselor in the undergraduate program of the Kelley School and worked with underrepresented populations and international students. Thompson’s diverse educational background includes a BS in criminal justice from Ball State University and an MA in alternate dispute resolution from Wayne State University.

John D. Van Fleet has been appointed senior advisor and adjunct faculty for the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai JiaoTong University. Van Fleet will work with the college faculty and staff on achieving EQUIS certification, on enhancing the international stature of the college, and on developing the eight on-campus MBA programs. Van Fleet was previously director of the USC Marshall/Antai College Global Executive MBA in Shanghai. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Southern California.


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