Carol Elliott | April 28, 2019
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has added the position of associate dean for undergraduate studies to its leadership team, naming Jim Leady, associate teaching professor of finance, to the position as of July 1.
The associate dean for undergraduate studies will oversee all aspects of the undergraduate curriculum, including review of existing programs and development of new initiatives that will expand access to business education for all students at Notre Dame. Leady will work collaboratively with Mendoza’s five academic departments and with the University’s other colleges and schools to develop integrative opportunities for undergraduates.
Martijn Cremers, the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance who has served as Mendoza's interim dean since July 1, 2018, and was recently named as the Martin J. Gillen Dean as of July 1, 2019, said the addition of the position was needed due to numerous academic developments involving the college.
“Undergraduate studies at Mendoza is undergoing major changes, including transitioning from basically a three-year curriculum to a four-year curriculum, the addition of four minors open to non-business majors, and organizational changes to our Office of Undergraduate Advising, which will mean adding four additional student advisers to the office,” said Cremers. “We also plan to explore further significant innovations and enhancements of our undergraduate curriculum, and thus hope to strengthen the college’s administration of our undergraduate studies by adding an associate dean.”
Cremers added, “Jim is a great choice because he is one of our star teachers in the undergraduate program and has significant experience with the undergraduate studies’ administrative processes due to his service as assistant chair of the finance department.”
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