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November 2012

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Pamela Foster Brady has been named director of the EMBA program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Brady, formerly the senior director of business development and vice president of Atkins North America, whose 25-year career has included managing large transportation projects, earned her BS in civil engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a master’s degree in business administration and management and an EMBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Stephen P. Ferris has been named associate dean for graduate studies and research at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. The J.H. Rogers Chair of Money, Credit, and Banking Director in the Financial Research Institute at the school, Ferris earned his BA at Duquesne University and his MBA and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh.

Robert W. “Bill” Gilmer has been named executive director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business. Most recently senior economist and vice president in charge at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Gilmer earned a BA in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and holds both an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ray Gorman has been appointed to be interim dean of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University after current dean Roger Jenkins retires in December. Gorman, associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of finance at the university, earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, an MBA from Duke University, and a DBA from Indiana University.

Steve Haberman will take the helm at Cass Business School, part of City University London, effective this January. Currently deputy dean at the school, Haberman graduated in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and earned his PhD and DSc in actuarial science from City University.

Janie Ausburn Harmon has joined the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri as executive director for advancement. Harmon, who moved to her new slot from a position in development in the MU School of Law, earned her BS at Stephens College.

Manuel Laguna has been selected as director of global initiatives at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A professor at the school, Laguna holds a BS in industrial and systems engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico and earned his MS in operations research and industrial engineering and his PhD in operations research and industrial engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Stephen L. Mangum has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, effective in March 2013. Currently the senior associate dean at Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business, Mangum earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in human resource management from the University of Utah and a doctorate in economics from George Washington University.

Larry E. Penley has been elected president and chief academic officer of Thunderbird School of Global Management. Previously president of  Colorado State University  and dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Penley earned his BA in psychology and MA in communication from Wake Forest University and his PhD in management from the University of Georgia.

Keba Rogers has been named associate director of the office of diversity and inclusion at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Most recently a licensed psychologist/community consultation and intervention specialist at Cornell, Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and community mental health, a master’s degree in school psychology, and a PhD in counseling psychology and school psychology from the University at Buffalo.

Paul G. Simmonds has been named executive director of the newly created Mona School of Business and Management at the University of the West Indies. The school was formed by the merger of the former Mona School of Business and the department of management studies under the university’s faculty of social Sciences. A consultant and university administrator who most recently served as state president of AARP Virgin Islands, Simmonds earned his BS in business management at George Washington University, his MBA from Drexel University, and his PhD from Temple University.

David Springate has been named academic director for the EMBA program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. A professor at the school, Springate earned his BSc in engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, his BS in electrical engineering at the University of Alberta, his MBA at the University of Western Ontario, and his DBA at Harvard University.

Jamison Steeve has been appointed as executive director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity.  Formerly advisor to provincial cabinet ministers in Ontario and most recently principal secretary in the office of the premier, Steeve holds a bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University and bachelor of education and bachelor of arts degrees from Queen’s University.

Darryl Stevens has been appointed assistant dean for graduate and executive education at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. Formerly director of graduate marketing, alumni relations, and professional development at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside, Stevens earned BAs in English and philosophy at the University of Mississippi, a MFCC in counseling at the Chapman University, and a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Southern California.

Christopher Storer has been named executive director, MBA admissions, at The George Washington University School of Business.  He most recently served as the director of admissions at the Boston University School of Management. Storer earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia in music education and a master’s in higher education administration from UNC Greensboro.

Suzanne Thoren Waller has been named director of degree programs for executive education at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Previously associate director for executive MBA programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Waller earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University and currently is enrolled in the MBA/Sustainability program at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

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