Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, has announced the creation of a new leadership team that will help expand the scope of educational opportunities offered at the Sellinger School.
Leggio has named Christy DeVader, Ph.D., chair of the management and international business department, associate dean of the School effective July 1. DeVader, who was selected as a result of a search that began in fall 2009, will continue in her role as an associate professor and department chair through the spring semester, but will begin working closely with the interim associate dean to transition responsibilities.
“Christy has long displayed a collaborative approach to faculty and staff development,” said Leggio. “Her vision to improve internal processes and operations, as well as her deep commitment to advancing Sellinger School initiatives to increase intellectual capital and community outreach, will play a key part in our mission of becoming the nation’s leading Catholic, comprehensive university business school.”
DeVader, who joined Loyola as an assistant professor of management in 1987, has extensive experience working on human resources initiatives across the University—including benefits, compensation agreements, and diversity initiatives. As associate dean, DeVader will report directly to the dean of the Sellinger School; play an integral role in the successful internal operations of the School; advise in the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students for non-degree programs; and serve as the chief academic officer in the absence of the dean.
Leggio also announced that Ann Attanasio, director of graduate business programs, has assumed the role of assistant dean of full-time programs, and that Manette Frese, ’82, MBA ’90, director of Executive MBA programs, has assumed the role of assistant dean of graduate programs. Both of these appointments took effect Feb. 8.
Attanasio, who joined Loyola in 2003, will be responsible for enrollment management, external relations, and program operations for all full-time programs at the Sellinger School, including the undergraduate program, Emerging Leaders MBA, the accounting certificate program, and all other non-degree and non-credit programs. Frese, who joined Loyola in 1984, will be responsible for enrollment management, external relations, and program operations for all other graduate programs at the Sellinger School, including the Executive MBA, MBA Fellows, Professional MBA, and Master of Science in Finance programs.
“With the launch of a new accounting certificate program and the Emerging Leaders MBA, this change was a logical step to support the enhanced scope and quality of programs offered at the Sellinger School, as well as our ability to serve organizations’ needs by offering additional options in non-degree, non-credit executive education,” said Leggio. “Ann and Manette have the vision and innovation needed to help lead our efforts to enhance the way we teach and do business.”
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