Santa Clara University

Leavey School of Business News Blog


Business Today

The following postings have been filtered by tag Faculty. clear filter
  •  Delbecq Awarded Leavey Impact Prize

    Friday, May. 8, 2015 12:00 AM

    Andre Delbecq, the Thomas and Kathleen McCarthy Professor of Management, was presented with the Leavey Impact Award for Service this week at the annual business school faculty awards celebration. 

    The Leavey Impact Award for Service recognizes service contributions during the most recent five academic years that have had a significant impact on our school, students, profession or community, and all business school faculty are eligible for nomination and selection by the committee comprising the dean and his associate deans.

    Although he was unable to be present for the ceremonies, Professor Delbecq sent a few remarks which were read by Dean Drew Starbird:

    "Each year I look forward to the annual celebration of my colleagues. I deeply regret that this year, my final year before entering phased retirement, I have a conflicting obligation to conduct a seminar in Vancouver, Washington, with David Feldman (counseling psychology).

    "I expend my congratulations to each of you who are honored this year. I wish I could bi-located and be present to applaud your accomplishments.

    "Of course my regret is amplified because I am also unavailable to express gratitude for receiving a Leavey Impact Award for Service.

    Much of our scholarship reflects individual effort. But service is different. It almost always involved group endeavors. Over the 36 years I have been at Santa Clara I have cherished your companionship as supportive and convivial colleagues while together we engaged the varied rhythms of shared institutional service.

    "So as I draw the curtain on my full-time appointment, in accepting this award I want to express gratitude to all of you who have accompanied me in service to our University."




  •  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

    Launching the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative to support economic development in disadvantaged

    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. 


Printer-friendly format