UD Appoints Veteran Administrator as Interim Dean for SBA

Dunne, a Professor in the MIS, OM, and Decision Sciences Department, received his BS from St. Louis University in 1962, a Masters in Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1964, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1971.  Dunne is a veteran administrator in the SBA, having served as a department chair, Associate Dean (twice), and Academic Senate president during his 34-year tenure at the University of Dayton.

When asked to describe the strengths of the SBA, Dunne said, "I see four primary strengths that make us very unique from other business schools.  First, we have a very strong theory-to-practice orientiation in both our undergraduate and graduate programs.  Second, we place a clear emphasis on Catholic Marianist values in our business education.  Third, we have a strong faculty with enviable research records.  Fourth, we've invested in innovative and student-focused programs such as our advising center, our BWISE graduation requirement, our ranked program in Entrepreneurship, and our emphasis on international programs.  Not many business schools can claim all these features."

Dunne does not plan to be placeholder dean.  In terms of priorities for the coming year, Dunne stated, "I want to continue the work we have done so far to build a very good business school.  I also want to help the SBA to greet our new President, Eric Spina.  Finally, I want to help our faculty prepare for a new dean starting next year."

Dunne replaces Dr. Paul Bobrowski, who stepped down after completing a four-year term to accept an appointment at the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado.

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