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Apr 18, 2017

INSEAD receives €10 million in endowed funds to boost entrepreneurship. The anonymous gift will help establish several academic positions and PhD scholarships, all dedicated to strengthening research, teaching, and cultivating entrepreneurial talent. According to Ilian Mihov, INSEAD dean and professor of economics, “This generous gift will transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem at INSEAD as well as inspire and empower faculty, entrepreneurs, students and alumni around the globe.” The gift, a record, comes from an anonymous alumnus who is a longstanding supporter of the French school. His total contribution amounts to more than €20 million.

SMU’s Cox School of Business names new dean. Matthew B. Meyers, currently dean of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio, has been named dean of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. A global marketing and strategy expert, Myers succeeds Albert W. Niemi Jr., who has been dean of the school since 1997 and will transition to full-time teaching, effective August 1. As dean of the Farmer School, Myers manages an $80 million budget and recently launched the first independent fund-raising campaign for a college at Miami University. 

Otago Business School appoints new associate dean Maori. Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl has been appointed as the new Associate Dean Māori in the University of Otago Business School, effective April 26. Currently, Dr. Ruckstuhl leads the Vision Mātauranga research team for the National Science Challenge, Science for Technological Innovation and is a member of the Challenge Kāhui Māori and senior management team. She is also an associate investigator with the Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Centre of Research Excellence where she and others in the Business School are looking at Māori small businesses.