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September 2012

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Kevin Breaux has been tapped to lead the Nicholls State University College of Business Administration’s Executive Master of Business Administration program. An associate professor of accounting at the school, Breaux earned his BS and MBA there and his PhD from Louisiana State University.

Hernan Bucheli has been appointed vice president for external affairs at Notre Dame de Namur University. Formerly vice president for enrollment management at the university, Bucheli holds a BA from San Francisco State University and earned his MA at Barry University.

Jamie Campbell has been named assistant dean for diversity enhancement programs at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Formerly director of Smeal’s diversity enhancement department, Campbell earned his BA at Morehouse College and his MEd from Central Michigan University.

John Chalykoff has been named dean of the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University. Previously an administrator who held various posts at Boston University, Chalykoff has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in management from MIT.

Robert DelCampo has been appointed associate dean at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. The Rutledge Professor of Management in the department of organizational studies at the school, DelCampo earned bachelor’s and MBA degrees at UNM and his PhD at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Ivan Filby has been named dean of the Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University. Formerly chair of management department at Greenville College, Filby earned his BS at Aston University, MAs at the University of Dublin and University of Sheffield, and his PhD in management at Aston University.

Sarah Gisser has been named professional director of the Carlson Consulting Enterprise at the the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Most recently a senior group manager at Target Corporation, Gisser has a BSB from Miami University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Martin Grace has been named interim chair of the department of risk management and insurance at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The James S. Kemper Professor of Risk Management and associate director of Robinson’s Center for Insurance and Risk Management Research, Grace earned his BA at the University of New Hampshire and his MA, JD, and PhD at the University of Florida.

Thomas A. Hill has been named the new executive director of the Alabama Productivity Center at the University of Alabama, which is overseen by the university’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Formerly the director of Alabama Technology Network’s Birmingham Centers, Hill holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Chris Hitch has been selected as program director in the NC State Poole College of Management’s executive programs office and director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University. Previously a program director in executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Hitch earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Austin College and his PhD at UNC.

Eric Jack has been named interim dean of the School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The associate dean of the school since 2008 and an associate professor there, Jack holds a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Wright State University, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.

Raj Kapoor has been named associate dean in charge of operations and administration at the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai. Previously the university’s human resources director, Kapoor earned his Higher National Diploma in accounts and finance from North London Polytechnic and also holds an MBA in international business from the American InterContinental University, London, and a postgraduate diploma in management research from the University of Bradford School of Management.

Carlo J. Ninassi has joined Penn State Executive Programs in the Penn State Smeal College of Business as associate professor of practice for strategy and innovation and director of strategic initiatives. Formerly a director of strategic and organizational planning for Jacobs Consulting, Ninassi holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Penn State as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in management from Colorado Technical University. 

Richard D. Phillips has been named associate dean of academic initiatives and innovations at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The C. V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the university, Phillips earned his BS at the University of Minnesota and MS and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Probett has been named interim assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University. A member of the SDSU’s College of Business faculty since 2007, she hold three degrees from the school, including bachelor’s degrees in history and aerospace engineering as well as an executive MBA.

Paul C. Velasco, who has been serving as interim director of executive education at the University of Notre Dame, has been named to that position permanently. Velasco earned his bachelor of philosophy in communications studies from Northwestern University and his MBA at the University of Michigan.

Ken White has been named associate dean of MBA and MS programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Previously assistant dean of marketing communications at the Smith School, White earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in communication from the University of Missouri.

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