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Santa Clara University Announces New Dean for Leavey School of Business

S. Andrew Starbird, a 23-year faculty member and expert in food safety at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, has been named the school’s new dean.

As interim dean for the past year, Starbird has led the business school faculty in developing a new approach to entrepreneurial education, formalizing new goals for international business education, and creating two new academic programs.

“I am delighted to announce Drew Starbird's appointment as dean of the Leavey School of Business, a position he has been ably steering for many months now,” said University President Michael Engh, S.J. “He has proved to be a leader of foresight and vision, with values that straddle the needs of business graduates and the needs of our larger world. He will lead the Leavey School of Business to further distinction and in new initiatives. His deep roots in Silicon Valley will serve him and the LSB well.”

As dean, Starbird plans to revise the curriculum of both the undergraduate and graduate business programs, including providing additional support services to undergraduates. Read more.

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