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  •  Business School Dean Drew Starbird Announces Decision to Return to Faculty

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 – Drew Starbird, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, announced his decision today that he will not seek an additional term after completing his five-year term as dean in summer 2015.

    Starbird, who served as interim dean of the business school in 2009–10, was appointed dean in fall 2010. He looks forward to returning to the classroom as professor of operations management and information systems after a sabbatical in the 2015–16 academic year. A member of the business school faculty since 1987, Starbird has served in many leadership capacities, including director of the Food and Agribusiness Institute, a multidisciplinary research program at Santa Clara University.

    In a letter to faculty and staff, Starbird wrote "It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with you over the last five years. We have accomplished a great deal during a challenging period, and we have opened up many new opportunities for the school and the University in the future."

    Starbird further commented, "Through innovative teaching and scholarship, the Leavey School of Business creates new opportunities for our students and transforms the way we think about business and its role in our community. The school is in an excellent position to continue its mission of transforming people, ideas, and organizations to make the world a better place."

    Starbird’s many accomplishments as dean include:

    Overseeing the development of the business school’s strategic plan

    Revising the core curriculum for both the undergraduate and graduate business programs

    Overseeing the reaccreditation of the business school by the premier professional accreditor for business
            schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) 

    Creating the California Program in Entrepreneurship (CAPE) which has facilitated the establishment of 80 new
            businesses

    Launching the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative to support economic development in disadvantaged
            communities

    Establishing a new minor in entrepreneurship for students from across campus

    Developing a new M.S. in finance degree and constituting a new finance advisory board

    Implementing the largest executive development program in University history

    Hiring more than 25 percent of the business school faculty

    Building relationships with other programs on campus including the School of Engineering and the Ignatian
            Center for Jesuit Education.

    “Drew Starbird has introduced many innovative programs within the Leavey School of Business that support young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch new enterprises,” said Michael Engh, S.J., SCU president. “I am very grateful for Drew’s leadership in strengthening the organizational structure of the business school and in extending its professional accreditation.”Provost Dennis Jacobs added, “As an alumnus, faculty member and dean, Drew embodies the spirit and values of Santa Clara University.  With acuity and dedication, he has stimulated important curricular enhancements and expanded the reach of the Leavey School of Business.” The provost will be working with faculty and staff in the business school to conduct a national search for a new dean.

    Professor Starbird teaches operations management, statistics, and business analytics at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA levels. He also conducts extensive research in quality control and management, supply chain management, food safety, and contracting. Starbird also serves the larger public, most notably as a longtime member of the board of directors of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. 

     

  •  Annual Awards for Faculty & Staff

    Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 10:13 AM

    Congratulations to business school faculty and staff who were recently recognized for their contributions to our business school community. 

    Faculty Awards
    Our business school faculty were recognized for their scholarship, teaching and service at the May 12 reception. The Leavey Impact Awards celebrate contributions made by faculty that best illustrate the community’s highest ideals and aspirations, and reflect a shared commitment to the School’s strategic priorities: 

    • creating a transformational learning experience
    • highlighting the quality, prominence, and influence of our scholarship
    • building strong partnerships with the community and our alumni

    Alexander Field, economics department chair and Michel and Mary Orradre professor of economics, received the 2014 Leavey Impact Award for Research. Dr. Field is noted for his outstanding book A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth (Yale University Press, 2011). His research has reframed how scholars, researchers, historians, and the general public view the impact of the depression on innovative growth and change. 

    Andy Tsay, chair and professor of the OMIS department, received the 2014 Leavey Impact Award for Service. Dr. Tsay’s work with the Cisco-OMIS Fellows program has brought students together with Silicon Valley companies. It is a great example of innovative initiatives that create successful partnerships between the Leavey School of Business and Silicon Valley. 

    In addition to the Leavey Impact Awards, faculty were recognized for achievement in several categories: 

    Scholarship
    Noted for their scholarly achievements in the past year were: Gangshu Cai (OMIS), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), Sanjay Jain (MGMT), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Yongtae Kim (ACTG), Siqi Li (ACTG), Carrie Pan (FNCE), Barry Posner (MGMT), Dongsoo Shin (ECON), Meir Statman (FNCE), and Andy Tsay (OMIS).

    Teaching
    Several faculty were commended for their teaching as measured by student evaluations over the course of the year. Receiving the award for outstanding teaching were: Narendra Agrawal (OMIS), Gregory Baker (MGMT), Gangshu Cai (OMIS), David Caldwell (MGMT), Michael Calegari (ACTG), Wendy Donohoe (ACTG), Paul Intrevado (OMIS), Kirthi Kalyanam (MKTG), Peter Knight (MGMT), Mike Levenhagen (MGMT), Haidan Li (ACTG), Haibing Lu (OMIS), Nydia MacGregor (MGMT), Tammy Madsen (MGMT), Bill Mains (BUSN), Chris Paisley (ACTG), Jackie Posner (BUSN), Kumar Sarangee (MKTG), John Toppel (MGMT), Andy Tsay (OMIS), and Jennifer Woolley (MGMT).

    Service
    Contributions to their departments, School, University, and profession were made by Dale Achabal (MKTG), Narendra Agrawal (OMIS), Linda Alepin (BUSN), Adina Ardelean (ECON), Gregory Baker (MGMT), Mario Belotti (ECON), Albert Bruno (MKTG), David Caldwell (MGMT), Michael Calegari (ACTG), George Chacko (FNCE), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), André Delbecq (MGMT), Michael Eames (ACTG), Alexander Field (ECON), Mary Furlong (BUSN), Manoochehr Ghiassi (OMIS), Terri Griffith (MGMT), John Ifcher (ECON), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Kirthi Kalyanam (MKTG), Michael Kevane (ECON), James Koch (MGMT), Mike Levenhagen (MGMT), Haibing Lu (OMIS), Suzanne Luttman (ACTG), Shelby McInityre (MKTG), Susan Parker (ACTG), Hersh Shefrin (FNCE), Dongsoo Shin (ECON), Meir Statman (FNCE), John Toppel (MGMT), Andy Tsay (OMIS), Manuel Velasquez (MGMT), and Steven Wade (FNCE).

     

    Staff Awards
    Business school staff members were recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation lunch on May 2. Five staff members were recognized for outstanding contributions to the business school community.

    Collaboration – 
    David Dawson, Business School Web Coordinator
    This award recognizes the staff member who works to build cooperative relationships and foster teamwork throughout the business school and the University.

    Innovation – 
    Bill Mains, Director of Sustainability and Leadership Development
    This award acknowledges the staff person who incorporates new perspectives and new approaches to the workplace. 

    Student Experience – 
    Melissa Sims, Accounting Department Sr. Administrative Assistant
    Nicole Maxwell, Marketing Department Sr. Administrative Assistant

    This award salutes the staff members who go ‘above and beyond’ to enhance business school student learning, inside and outside the classroom.

    Dean’s Special Recognition Award – 
    Hayley Redburn, Retail Management Institute Sr. Administrative Assistant
    This award recognizes unwavering dedication to the business school.

     
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