Graduate Management News
People on the Move

People on the Move

Wendy Alexander has been appointed as associate dean, degree programs and career services, at the London Business School. A former member of the Scottish Parliament, Alexander earned a First Class MA in economic and modern history from the University of Glasgow, and went on to earn an MA in industrial relations from the University of Warwick, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Kregg Aytes has been selected as dean of Montana State University’s College of Business, starting July 1. Currently the interim dean of Idaho State University’s College of Business, Aytes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and earned his PhD in management information systems at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management.

Michael R. Crum has been appointed interim dean of the College of Business at Iowa State University. Crum, who holds the Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management at Iowa State, earned his BS, MBA, and DBA degrees at Indiana University.

Martine Duchatelet has been appointed dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Eastern Washington University College and executive dean of EWU Spokane on the Riverpoint campus, effective in June. She joins EWU from Purdue University, Calumet, where she has served as dean of the School of Management since 2006. Duchatelet holds BS and MS degrees in economics from Brussels University and earned her PhD in economics at Stanford University.

John A. Elliott has been named dean of the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, effective this August. Currently the vice president and dean of the City University of New York’s Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, Elliott earned his BS in economics from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Maryland, and his PhD in accounting from Cornell University.

Jeffrey Franke has been named the first associate dean for external affairs and special advisor to the dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Franke, who has served as chief of staff to the dean at the school since 2006, holds a BA in history from Stanford University and an MPA from the University of Southern California.

Sarah Gardial has been named dean of the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business, effective July 1. Currently the vice provost of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Gardial, earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Arkansas and her doctorate from the University of Houston.

Jeff Hunter has been hired at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management as director of MBA admissions. Hunter earned his BA in business administration at Whitworth College and his MBA in international business at Temple University.

Eli Jones will become the dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1. The current dean of Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business, Jones earned his undergraduate, MBA, and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University.

Preston Jones has been appointed as interim dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Jones, who had been serving as executive associate dean of academic affairs for the school, received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and earned Master and Doctor of Business Administration degrees at Nova Southeastern University.

Jinae Krieshok has been hired as the marketing and recruiting coordinator for the MBA Program at the University of Kansas. Krieshok, who worked in private industry before coming to KU, earned her bachelor’s degree at Washburn University and her MBA in the Kansas MBA Evening Professional Program.

Moez Limayem has been tapped as the next dean of the College of Business at the University of South Florida. Joining USF from his position as associate dean for research and graduate programs at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business, Limayem earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science applied to management from the University of Tunisia. He holds both an MBA and PhD in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

George Low has been named associate dean for undergraduate and international programs at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Low, an associate professor of marketing at the school, holds a BA from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Daniel F. Muzyka, dean of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Conference Board of Canada, effective in August. Muzyka earned his a BA in physics and astronomy from Williams College, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Larry Edward Penley has been appointed as interim chief academic officer and provost of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. A former professor and dean at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business and former president of Colorado State University, Penley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and a PhD in management from the University of Georgia.

Loren M. Reno, a recently retired Air Force lieutenant general, has been named the inaugural dean for the Cedarville University School of Business Administration, beginning this August. Reno is a graduate of the Cedarville University class of 1970.

Aric Rindfleisch has been named head of the department of business administration in the University of Illinois College of Business, effective this August. Current chair of the department of marketing at the University of Wisconsin School of Business, Rindfleisch earned his bachelor’s degree at Central Connecticut State University, his MBA from Cornell University, and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joyce A. Strawser has been appointed dean of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Strawser, who had been serving the school as acting dean, earned a BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University and a PhD in accounting from Louisiana State University.

Brian D. Till has been named dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, effective July 1. Currently a professor of marketing at the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University, Till earned his BS and MBA in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and his PhD in Business Administration with a major in marketing at the University of South Carolina.

Srilata A. Zaheer has been named dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Zaheer, the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility at the Carlson School, had been serving as interim dean since last June. She earned her BS in physics from Madras University, a master’s degree in business from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, and a PhD in international management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Send promotion and hiring announcements to for inclusion in future editions of this newsletter. Please include name, school, new position, most recent position, and degrees earned, with institutions. 

Click here to visit the home page
Click here to Read Our Archive