A few weeks ago, I announced the search for the permanent Director of Graduate Business Programs; Rod Smith has been the Interim GBP Director since August, 2020.
I am pleased to announce that Rod will continue on in this role, with the “interim” part of his title going away. In addition to overseeing all GBP activities and supervising GBP staff, Rod will be Director of the Evening MBA and Online MBA programs, and along with Sudha Krishnan, he will continue to be involved in directing the MS in Accountancy program.
Rod’s long involvement with MSA, EMBA, and Saturday MBA, in addition to the experience he gained as Interim GBP Director, make him an excellent choice for the permanent GBP Director position. He is an excellent teacher and researcher, typically publishing in the top journals in his field. He has served on many COB committees, such as Faculty Council. Rod knows well all aspects of life in our college, and he is a valued and respected colleague.
Please join me in congratulating Rod Smith as the permanent Graduate Business Programs Director.