Dean Spangenberg Announces Changes Summer 2015
I am writing to announce a bit of reorganization and appointments with regard to broadening the international footprint of The Paul Merage School of Business.
The organizational change:
Moving forward, the Center for Global Leadership will be responsible for coordinating all things international for the Merage School. As such, the Faculty Director of the CGL will be the person responsible for gauging cross-school interest and scheduling our internationally-oriented courses, including face-to-face, online, and residential offerings.
Recognizing of course that faculty and staff are already engaged in such work, the CGL will also help coordinate and build out our international scholarship and executive education activities. Although we have many internationally renowned scholars and educators in our midst, we are under realizing our potential with regard to publicizing this fact.
Realizing economies of scale and greater reputational and recruiting benefits of multiple international connections will be better achieved by centralized responsibility for coordination; this will also serve as a clear place for communication (both internal and external) regarding our international activities.
We also plan to increase our invitation of more internationally-focused external speakers and fundraising initiatives such as scholarship dollars enabling more Merage School students to study abroad.
Thank you to Professor Jone Pearce for serving as Faculty Director for the Center for Global Leadership since before I arrived at the Merage School; the Distinguished Speaker Series, mentorship program, and research translations are activities historically housed in that Center that add significantly to our reputation and recruiting. Jone will remain critical moving forward as she is a prominent, internationally-focused scholar who will undoubtedly continue to contribute in unique ways to our global reputation.