The 2011-2012 academic year has been a time of hard work and transition for the faculty and staff of the College of Management. We have undertaken a national search for a new dean, and we expect to be able to make an announcement soon to welcome our new dean to the Lawrence Tech campus. We have also undertaken national searches for new faculty members to replace faculty members who have retired or left the University. We will soon be making offers to new faculty members to start their service to Lawrence Tech in August 2012.
Interim Associate Dean Jackie Stavros and I have worked with our faculty members to re-establish faculty ownership of all of our academic programs:
- Undergraduate Management Programs (BSIT and BSBM) – Dr. Karen Evans
- MBA – Dr. Nadia Shuayto
- MSIS – Dr. Vernon Hoffner
- MSGOPM – Dr. Sree Raghavan
- DBA – Dr. Jackie Stavros
- DMIT – Dr. Anne Kohnke
We also have strong program leadership for our Nonprofit Leadership and Management program with Dr. Jerry Lindman, our Healthcare IT program with Dr. Anne Kohnke, and our Senior Service College Fellowship program with Dr. Tom Marx.
All faculty and staff have collaborated to develop a five-year strategic plan for the College with a focus on achieving AACSB accreditation. We have already implemented a number of AACSB standards for academic and professional qualifications, participating and supporting faculty status, and scholarly output. We have also made significant improvements to the physical learning environment for the benefit of students and faculty, transforming the College of Management space into an inviting business-focused destination.
In my next installment, we will focus on why the College of Management is pursuing AACSB accreditation and what it means for our faculty and students.
Dr. Alan McCord, Interim Dean