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News Briefs – 4/29/04

College of Management Closer to Acquiring Dean

UMass Boston’s game of musical chairs is slowly coming to end, as far as deanships are concerned.

The College of Management (CM) is one step closer to acquiring a new dean, with several finalists emerging: Lawrence Abeln, Niranjan Pati, and Philip Quaglieri.

Abeln has served at California’s Golden Gate University as its School of Business dean, as well as associate dean of the Business School and director of MBA programs at Georgetown. According to a university-wide memo telling of the finalists’ campus visits in March, Abeln also has “extensive experience in the field of real estate development in Boston and San Franscisco.”

Pati, from Indiana University’s Kokomo campus, is dean and professor of operations management at its School of Business.

Quaglieri is the current dean and associate professor at CM.

No deadline for the final decision, which rests in the hands of Provost Paul Fonteyn, has been set.

The search for a new dean has been going on since November 2003, headed up by associate professor Noushin Ashrafi, from CM’s Management Science and Information Systems department. Also on the search committee was Mark Atkins, president and CEO of Invention Machine Corporation, and consultants included the Janice Bourque and Jane Walsh, presidents of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and Northbank, respectively, as well as Cheryl LaFleur, of Massachusetts Roundtable and Massachusetts Electric.

CORRECTIONS: Putting the S in CSM

Due to a reporting error, in the April 22 edition article “Senate Candidates Debate Communication, Retention,” student trustee candidate Adnan Usman was incorrectly listed as a student from the College of Management. Usmar is from the College of Science and Mathematics.

The Mass Media regrets the error.

Any and all corrections are encouraged. Information can be sent to [email protected], or called in at 617-287-7990.