Office of the Provost



April 13, 2006

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. John T. Delaney has accepted my offer to become the Dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration, effective August 1, 2006. Widely recognized for his scholarship in negotiation, dispute resolution, and labor-management relations, Dr. Delaney is currently Associate Dean for MBA Programs at the Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, where he also holds an appointment as Professor of Management. During his time at Michigan State, he has been part of a team that is leading the school through the resource and market challenges that have recently been faced by all excellent business schools at public research universities. Such efforts have helped to create numerous curricular innovations, stimulate faculty research, and generate positive external assessments of the Broad MBA program.

Dr. Delaney earned his bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations at LeMoyne College and his masters and doctoral degrees in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Business at Columbia University before moving to the University of Iowa, where he served as Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Director of the Industrial Relations Institute, Faculty Director of the MBA IMPACT Program, Professor of Management and Organizations, University Ombudsperson, and Professor and Chair of Marketing. He has published broadly, including recent contributions to the Journal of Labor Research, The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, and the International Handbook of Trade Unions.

I have great confidence that Dr. Delaney will provide the academic and organizational leadership and judgment needed to make our business programs as strong as they can possibly become. He shares my vision of strengthening our research and scholarship base, positioning the Business faculty to influence the development of the field, and preparing students to succeed in a global, multicultural marketplace. He is known for his strengths in team building and strategic planning, and possesses the talent, energy, and integrity needed to develop the School's priorities.

I look forward to working with Dr. Delaney. His efforts as Dean will assist the University in reaching its aspiration of having an even more outstanding Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.


James V. Maher

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