School’s Dean to Step Down
School of Business Dean Gene Anderson announced that he will step down from his position when his five-year term ends this summer.
“It has been my privilege to serve as dean and to work together with everyone in the community to advance our position as a leader in global business education and research,” said Anderson, who came to the School in 2011 from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Anderson will continue to serve the University as a faculty member and Schein Family Chair in Business.
“Although it would be my desire and preference for Dean Anderson to remain in his present role, he has informed me that he does not wish to continue,” said Thomas J. LeBlanc, the University’s executive vice president and provost, in a statement to faculty and staff. “He has led the school through a number of important challenges, facing many difficult decisions while still overseeing its progress on nearly every measure of program and student quality, alumni engagement, funding and reputation – and providing a strong upward trajectory for the future,” said LeBlanc.
Under Anderson’s tenure, the School has globalized its curriculum, increased graduate enrollment, hired 21 new faculty members, improved gender diversity within both the student body and the faculty, as well as achieved significant growth in revenues and other sources of funds to provide the School with the resources required to reach its goals. The School is recognized as one of the business schools most engaged with its home university and business community at large.
“The University community can be proud of the foundation Dean Anderson leaves in place for our continued pursuit of excellence in scholarship and education for the 21st century,” said University of Miami President Julio Frenk.