Dean Snyder appoints Kole, Leftwich to serve in dean posts in GSB
Stacey Kole (Ph.D.,’92, Economics) and Richard Leftwich, the Fuji Bank/Heller Professor of Finance and Accounting in the GSB, will serve as Deputy Deans in the GSB. Edward Snyder, Dean of the GSB and the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business, announced the appointments last month.
Kole is serving as Deputy Dean for the Full-time M.B.A. Program, overseeing admissions, career services, the Dean of Students Office and the LEAD Program in the GSB. Leftwich succeeds John Huizinga, the Walter David “Bud” Fackler Professor of Economics in the GSB, as Deputy Dean of the Faculty. Leftwich also will be responsible for overseeing the GSB’s academic centers, computing services and faculty services. Both appointments became effective Thursday, July 1.
Huizinga will return to teaching after serving 11 years as the school’s Deputy Dean of Faculty. He will continue to manage the development and construction of the new GSB facility, the Chicago GSB Hyde Park Center, through fall 2004, said Snyder.
Kole comes to the University from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, where she served as associate dean for M.B.A. programs. Kole’s research and teaching focus on human resource management, theory of the firm and corporate finance. She previously worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and First Chicago, and she worked and consulted for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“The faculty deliver a rigorous, analytical curriculum that challenges students to evaluate alternatives and to make and defend their decisions,” said Kole of the GSB. “The experience is transformational.”
Leftwich, a member of the University faculty for 25 years, is an editor of the Journal of Accounting Research. He currently serves on the GSB Faculty Policy Committee and the new Chicago GSB Hyde Park Center campus building committee, and he is a member of the University Senate.
“I deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Dean of Faculty, and I look forward to helping preserve and nurture the values that make the GSB so attractive to world-class scholars,” said Leftwich.