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Search for Dean of the College Business Administration: Fifth Finalist Announced

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,

I am pleased to announce a fifth finalist for Dean of the College of Business Administration: Dr.  Michael Mikhail, Director and KPMG Professor, School of Accountancy, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.  I extended an invitation to Dr. Mikhail at the same time I invited the other four finalists, but he asked that we hold the announcement until now.

The revised, complete list of candidates and the dates of their campus visits is below:

David W. Stewart - April 16 and 17
Distinguished Professor of Management and Marketing
School of Business Administration
University of California, Riverside

Robert Forsythe - April 18 and 19
Dean and Professor of Finance
College of Business
University of South Florida

Michael Mikhail- April 25 and 26
Director and KPMG Professor
School of Accountancy
W.P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University

The following two candidates have already completed their visits:

Rachel T.A. Croson - April 9 and 10
Division Director; Division of Social and Economic Sciences; Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate; National Science Foundation
Director, The Negotiations Center
Professor; Department of Organizations, Strategy and International Management; School of Management
Professor; Department of Economics; School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

Abolhassan Jalilvand - April 11 and 12
Ralph Marotta Endowed Chair in Free Enterprise and Professor of Finance
School of Business Administration
Loyola University, Chicago

Once again, I strongly encourage you to meet all of the finalists and to send your evaluations to me using the form provided at the search website below.  Your advice is extremely important to me.  Two forums open to faculty, staff, students and alumni will be held during each candidate's visit so that you have an opportunity to meet them.  The dates, times, and locations of these forums, along with each candidate's CV and an evaluation form, are available on the Schedule of Finalist Forums.

If you have questions, please contact Lillie Adams, Faculty Affairs HR, at



Lon S. Kaufman
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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