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June 2013

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  • Ashley Black has been named program manager for North Carolina State executive programs at the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. Previously a campaign fellow for the United Way of the Bay Area in San Francisco, Black received her bachelor’s degree in international business from the College of Charleston.

  • Kathleen Brook has been named interim dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Business. Brook, who has been serving as the college’s associate dean for academics and as associate professor of economics, earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Jean-Michel Blanquer has been appointed dean of ESSEC Business School. A professor of public law who has also served as France’s director general for schools, Blanquer holds a master of philosophy from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a master of political science from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris, and a doctorate in law from the University of Paris.

  • William G. Castellano has been named executive director of Rutgers’ Center for Management Development, sponsored jointly by Rutgers Business School and Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations. Castellano, who has served as acting executive director for the CMD since October 2012, earned his bachelor’s degree at Pace University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Rutgers.

  • Sangeet Chowfla has been appointed to lead the Graduate Management Admission Council. He will join GMAC as president in September and will add the role of CEO in January. A globally recognized and respected executive with deep experience in the technology, telecommunications, and venture capital sectors, Chowfla most recently was EVP-Global Markets and Chief Strategy Officer at Comviva Technologies. He earned a BA in economics from St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University and his MBA, with a focus on marketing and finance, from the Faculty of Management Studies at Delhi University.

  • Derek Dean has joined the center for executive education at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as CEO. Formerly an executive at The Exetor Group and McKinsey & Co., Dean earned a BA in American studies at Carleton College and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • James W. Dean Jr., currently dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School, has been appointed as the next executive vice chancellor and provost for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A longtime faculty member at UNC, Dean earned his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his master’s and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Mike D’Itri has been named associate dean of the School of Business at Dalton State College. A professor of operations management at the college, D’Itri earned his BS, MBA, and PhD at Michigan State University.

  • David P. Forsberg has been named dean of the School of Business at Anna Maria College, effective in July. The former president of the Worcester (Massachusetts) Business Development Corporation, Forsberg earned his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in urban affairs at Boston University.

  • Beena George has been named dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Previously associate dean of the school, George earned her BS in physics from the University of Kerala, her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and her PhD in business administration from the University of Houston.

  • Mary Gowan has been named dean of James Madison University’s College of Business. The former dean and professor of management at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University, Gowan earned her BA in psychology at Southwest Baptist College, her MA in counselor education at Appalachian State University, and her PhD in business administration at the University of Georgia.

  • Angappa Gunasekaran has been appointed dean of the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Gunasekaran, who had been serving as interim dean, earned his BE and ME degrees at the University of Madras and his PhD, in industrial engineering and operations research, at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,

  • Karl-Olof Hammarkvist has been named acting president of the Stockholm School of Economics. Hammarkvist, whose roles at SSE have include serving as vice president, adjunct professor of business administration and senior advisor, holds a PhD in economics.

  • Rob Hines has been named executive director of the career development center at York University’s Schulich School of Business. Formerly managing partner of the global executive search firm CTPartners, Hines completed his undergraduate studies at York University and received his JD from the University of Windsor.

  • Larry Johnson has been named dean of the School of Business at Dalton State College. Johnson, who had been serving as interim dean and previously was associate dean, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and his PhD from Virginia Tech.

  • Shyam Kamath has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University, Monterey Bay. Formerly a professor of global business and economics and associate dean of graduate business and global programs at St. Mary’s College, Kamath earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and a master’s and PhD in economics from Simon Fraser University.

  • Morgan Kinross-Wright has been named executive drector of corporate and alumni relations at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Formerly a counselor for the Life-Work Planning Center and an adjunct faculty member for Minnesota State University. Kinross-Wright earned her BA in political science from the University of Montana, her MS degree in community counseling from Minnesota State University, and her MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

  • Charles B. Knapp has been named interim dean of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. President emeritus of the University of Georgia and a professor emeritus of economics, Knapp received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • John McDermott has been named interim dean of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. McDermott, who has been chair of the economics department at the school for five years, earned his bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Brown University.

  • Steven Murphy has been named to a five-year term as dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, effective in August. Currently associate dean, research and external, at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Murphy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a PhD from Carleton.

  • Audrey J. Murrell has been named associate dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Murrell, who had been associate professor of business administration and director of the school’s David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, holds a BS from Howard University, an MS from the University of Delaware, and a PhD from the University of Delaware.

  • John C. Navin has been tapped for a two-year terms as interim dean of the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A professor of economics and finance at the school, Navin holds a BSBA in economics from Bowling Green State University, and an MA and PhD, both in economics, from Michigan State University.

  • Stephen Neun has been named dean of the College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services at Lock Haven University. Most recently vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University New England, Neun earned an undergraduate degree in economics and political science, a master’s degree, and a PhD in economics from the University of Connecticut.

  • Charles (Chuck) Patti has been tapped to serve as interim dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, the Denver Business Journal reports. A senior associate dean and professor at the school, Patti earned his BA, MS, and PhD at the University of Illinois.

  • Two vice deans at EBS Business School at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Ansgar Richter and Petra Kreis-Hoyer, have been appointed to take responsibility for research and teaching, respectively, as the school searches for a new dean.

  • Scott Safranski has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University for the 2013-14 academic year. A veteran faculty member and administrator at the school, Safranski earned his BA and MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his PhD, in international business, at Indiana University

  • Rajendra Shirolé has been appointed director of the full-time MBA program at the University of Connecticut School of Business. He has served most recently as director of the MBA program at the Kent Business School in Canterbury, UK.

  • Chih-Yang Tsai has been appointed interim dean of the School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz, effective July 1. Currently associate dean and associate professor at the school, Tsai earned his BS and MBA at Tatung University in Taiwan and his PhD in operations research from New York University.

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