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MBA associate dean to step down, return to teaching

Dr. S.J. Chang

S.J. Chang, associate dean for the MBA and Undergraduate Programs, has announced that he plans to leave his current position June 30, 2014, and return as a faculty member to the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law effective August 16, 2014. Chang has served as an associate dean in the College of Business since 2007.

During his tenure as associate dean, Chang has provided leadership in planning and assessment of the MBA and business administration programs, BUS 100, the undergraduate core curriculum, and the corporate MBA programs. Chang also led the planning and successful launch of the Chicago MBA Program in spring 2013. The MBA Program has achieved national recognition multiple times under Chang’s leadership. Most recently, the MBA Program was again recognized as one of the top 10 best administered MBA programs in the nation.

“On behalf of the college, I am very grateful to Dr. Chang for his many contributions as a valued leader and administrator in the College of Business,” College of Business Dean Gerry McKean said. “I look forward to his continued leadership during the spring 2014 semester. I also wish Dr. Chang a very successful return to the classroom in fall 2014.

“The Provost has recently approved a search for Dr. Chang’s replacement. My preliminary plan is to complete the search process by spring break so a new associate dean will be in place by July 1, 2014.”

Additional information on the search process and timing of the search will be forthcoming in early January.

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