Bruce Blonigen, presently the interim Tykeson Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will take the helm of the Lundquist Faculty of Enterprise starting July 1, serving a two-year appointment as dean.
The present dean, Sarah Nutter, has determined to return to the college after serving as Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist Faculty of Enterprise and professor of accounting since 2017. In an e mail to campus saying the modifications, Provost Patrick Phillips mentioned he appointed Blonigen after consulting with Lundquist Faculty school and employees, in addition to different stakeholders.
Blonigen has been on the UO for greater than 25 years and has served in varied management roles, together with division head in economics, affiliate dean for social sciences, dean for school and operations within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and interim dean of the Lundquist Faculty of Enterprise.
“A succesful and skilled administrator and mission-driven chief, the tenure of this appointment will enable Bruce to convey his strengths to bear in fostering a constructive and inclusive work and studying surroundings throughout the school, making certain profitable school recruitment and retention, and dealing collaboratively with my workplace to advance the college’s targets via his strategic management and efficient advocacy,” Phillips mentioned. “This firsthand expertise in LCB will little doubt assist him as he returns to function dean. He brings a measure of familiarity with the school’s school and employees, tradition, tutorial choices, and funds.”
Nutter is returning to her school roots as a professor within the College of Accounting. Phillips mentioned that underneath her management, the school and applications have undergone reaccreditation and broadened their worldwide recognition. She has guided the implementation of recent software program and organizational and monetary buildings which have enormously improved administrative perform and leaves the school in a really stable place for the following part of growth of the school.
“I’m grateful to Sarah for her management,” he mentioned. “All through her time as dean, together with crucial management all through the pandemic, Sarah has proven eager dedication to the expertise and success of our college students and has been a robust champion of the school. Due to her management, the LCB jumped to its highest nationwide rating but.”
Phillips appointed Karen Ford, dean for school within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, to function appearing dean till September when the brand new school dean, Chris Poulsen, begins.