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Kurt Ahlm has been named associate dean of student recruitment and admissions for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business full-time MBA program. Previously, he was senior director of admissions at Chicago Booth. Ahlm received his undergraduate degree and a master’s in higher education administration from Northwestern University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. 

McRae “Mac” Banks II is the new dean of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He was most recently a professor of entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Banks earned his BA and PhD at Virginia Tech and his MA at Northwestern University.

Ilker Baybars will become dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in August. He is deputy dean of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. Baybars received his bachelor’s degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and master’s and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon.

Joseph Buck has been named associate dean of alumni relations and development at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, effective May 16. He was most recently assistant vice president for individual giving at the University of Chicago. Buck earned  bachelor’s and master of education degrees from Saint Joseph’s University.

Robert Dammon has been named dean of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, as of May 1. He is currently associate dean of education and professor of financial economics at Tepper. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Howard Finch has been named dean of the Samford University Brock School of Business, as of July 1. He is associate dean and chair of the economics and finance department at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned his bachelor of business administration from North Georgia College and State University, an MBA from Mercer University in Georgia, and MA and PhD degrees in finance from the University of Alabama.

Beth Flye has been named director of admissions of MBA@UNC, the new online MBA program at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She was assistant dean and director of admissions and financial aid at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She holds a BA in psychology from UNC and an MBA from Meredith College.

Dan Moshavi will become dean of Dominican University of California School of Business and Leadership this fall. He is dean of the Montana State University College of Business. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from George Washington University and a PhD in management from the University of Oregon.

Sanjay Sharma has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont, effective July 1. He is dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Sharma earned a Bcomm from the University of Delhi, an MBA from Panjab University, and a PhD in management from the University of Calgary.

Axel Weber joins the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a visiting professor. He is president of Deutsche Bundesbank. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and management from the University of Constance and received a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen.

Linda Wells has been named director of the MBA program and the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business as of May 1. She leads Stanford Graduate Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Stanford.

George Yip is joining the faculty of China Europe International Business School as a professor. He is dean of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Yip holds BA and MA degrees from Cambridge University and an MBA and a doctorate from Harvard Business School.

George H. Zanjani has been named inaugural holder of the American Association of Managing General Agents Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Zanjani is an associate professor in the department of risk management and insurance. Zanjani holds AB/BS degrees in economics and biology from Stanford  and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

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