Graduate Management News

July 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Santiago Iñiguez of IE Business School appointed chair of the AACSB Board. AACSB International, the world's largest business education network, has appointed Santiago Iñiguez, president of IE University and dean of the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, to a one-year term, beginning July 1. Iñiguez succeeds William Glick, former dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. In doing so, Iniguez becomes the first chairman—in the organization's 100 year history—who is from a non US-based institution. Iñiguez's volunteer work with AACSB has spanned over eight years. He was elected to the AACSB Board of Directors in 2013 as a member, and as vice chair-chair elect in 2015. Over the years, Iñiguez has served in a variety of leadership roles within the business education industry.

  • McDonough dean steps down. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Dean David Thomas is stepping down from his post after five years on the job. Thomas' last day will be August 1, after which he will take a semester of leave for research before becoming a tenured professor at the McDonough School of Business. Thomas was responsible for getting the MBA curriculum for the school revised in 2012, as well as launching the "Global Business Experience" elective for undergraduates. Thomas also created the Master of Science in finance degree, the first online program at McDonough.

  • Simon Business School receives professorship endowment. University of Rochester Trustee Robert J. Keegan has committed $1.5 million to create the Robert J. Keegan Endowed Professorship in Pricing at the Syracuse University Simon Business School. Pricing has been an area of interest for Keegan since his days at Simon Business School, where he earned an MBA in 1972. A member of the Simon Advisory Council and a former member of the Simon Executive Advisory Committee, Keegan received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University's Simon Business School in 2007 and an honorary doctor of laws degree at Simon's 2010 commencement ceremony.