Wake Forest forms search committee for Dean of the School of Business

Wake Forest University has formed a search committee for its next Dean of the School of Business, succeeding Charles Iacovou, who was named Dean of the School of Professional Studies last December; Michelle Roehm has served as Interim Dean since January 2021.

The search committee, chaired by Provost Rogan Kersh, will have its inaugural meeting next week. “This signal transition in a vital Wake Forest institution comes at a time of historic change across our University and is, therefore, all the more pivotal,” said Kersh. “As we see ever-closer collaboration among our deans and other academic leaders, all of Wake Forest will be enhanced by this search committee’s meticulous work.”

Members of the committee include:

  • Jane Aiken, Dean of the School of Law
  • Phil Anderson, Associate Teaching Professor
  • Mark Evans (P ’23), Dale K. Cline Associate Dean for Accountancy and Associate Professor of Accountancy
  • Sharon French (P ’20, P ’21), Business Board of Visitors
  • Marybeth Torbet Hays (’90, MBA ’94), Board of Trustees
  • Staci Hepler, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Philip Howard, Joseph M. Bryan Fellow in Banking and Finance and Assistant Professor
  • Amol Joshi, Bern Beatty Fellow and Associate Professor of Strategic Management
  • Mary Knapp, Associate Director, MSA Integrative Student Services
  • Norma Montague, Senior Associate Dean, MSM Program & Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs; Associate Professor of Accounting; John B. McKinnon Professor
  • Maria Rios (’22), Chair, Undergraduate Business Student Council
  • Janeil Savage (MSM ’22), MSM Student Engagement Council
  • Michelle Steward, Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Julie Wayne (P ’25), Professor; David C. Darnell Presidential Chair in Principled Leadership; Area Chair

Sam Perrotta (’12), chief of staff in the Provost’s Office, will staff the committee. Global executive search firm WittKieffer has been retained as search consultant.

Additional information about the national search process and continuous updates can be found at search.business.wfu.edu. Forums focusing on this search will be scheduled and communicated in the coming weeks.

Should you wish to share input with the committee directly, please email comments to wfubusinessdean@nullwfu.edu. Candidate nominations may be sent to WakeForestBusinessDean@nullwittkieffer.com.

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