Mendoza School of Business

New associate dean positions announced

Published: June 21, 2019 / Author: Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business recently announced the addition of two associate dean positions to its administrative structure. Now, interim dean Martijn Cremers, who takes over as the Martin J. Gillen Dean as of July 1, is announcing three more changes.

In January, the College named finance teaching professor Walter Clements as the new associate dean of executive education, followed by the announcement of Jim Leady, associate teaching professor of finance, as the associate dean for undergraduate studies as of July 1.

The most recent changes include adding two more associate deanships and elevating an existing position to a senior level.

“The revised administrative structure will provide Mendoza with greater focus and support for five key areas of the College — undergraduate studies, graduate business programs, executive education, specialized degrees, and faculty and research,” said Cremers. “At the same time, the structure also allows for stronger collaboration and knowledge sharing among our various programs to provide our students with the best educational experience.”

The position descriptions are as follows:

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, overseeing a wide range of matters related to faculty affairs, teaching, research and University partnership. Ken Kelley, the Edward F. Sorin Society Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations who has served as associate dean for Faculty and Research since 2016, has agreed to continue in his role. He first joined Mendoza in 2008.

Associate Dean for the MBA Program, focusing on the one-year, two-year and dual-degree MBA programs. Mike Mannor, the John F. O’Shaughnessy Associate Professor of Family Enterprise in the Management & Organization Department, has accepted the role. Mannor, who came to Mendoza in 2008, is an active researcher in the area of executive leadership and organizational learning.

Associate Dean for Specialized Master’s Programs, responsible for the one-year master’s degree programs offered by Graduate Business Programs and Nonprofit Professional Development, including the Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and the residential and executive Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree programs. Kristen Collett-Schmitt, formerly director of special projects, and currently associate teaching professor of finance, will serve in this role.

The new positions become effective July 1.

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence while promoting business as a force for good in society. A leader in values-based education with the message of Ask More of Business™, the College offers innovative coursework that integrates experiential learning, a faculty renowned for teaching and research, international study opportunities, and interactions with some of the foremost business thought leaders.

Mendoza degree programs include top-ranked Undergraduate Studies, which offers six majors – accountancy, finance, business technology, business analytics, management consulting and marketing – as well as 11 graduate business degrees: Notre Dame MBA, Executive MBA, Executive MBA-Chicago, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics-Chicago, Master of Science in Finance-Chicago, Master of Science in Management, Master of Nonprofit Administration, Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration and the dual-degree Notre Dame MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics. Mendoza also offers custom and open-enrollment programs in executive education and nonprofit administration.