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ANDERSON SCHOOLS OF MANAGEMENT DEAN ANNOUNCES THREE NEW ASSOCIATE DEANS

October 10, 2005

Changes to Anderson Administration Reflect Mission and Goals of UNM’s Business School

(Albuquerque, NM) Dean Charles Crespy has announced that three new Associate Deans have been selected for the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management (Anderson). “With these promotions, we are setting the stage for a better student experience, more academic research, and greater outreach to the larger business community,” said Crespy.

Dr. Alistair Preston, former Chair of the Department of Accounting, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Programs. Dr. Suleiman Kassicieh, director of the Center for Economic Development, has been named Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development. Kate Livingston MBA, Executive Director of the Anderson Management Development Center, has been named Associate Dean for Executive Education and Community Outreach.

“The three positions mirror our three highest priorities at Anderson: shaping the intellect and character of our students, advancing the knowledge and practice of business, and promoting economic development”, says Dean Crespy. “Dr. Preston, Dr. Kassicieh, and Ms. Livingston are already well known in the New Mexico business and academic communities for their dedication to these goals. We are fortunate to have them on the Anderson team.”

About Dr. Alistair Preston, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Programs
Dr. Preston is a Professor of Accounting at the Anderson Schools. He specializes in process improvement and performance measurement systems in electric utilities and has consulted with Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) in San Francisco, Detroit Edison, and Entergy in New Orleans, and the AES Corporation, an international power company, for whom he travels to the Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, El Salvador and Cameroon Africa. During his time at UNM, Professor Preston has served as Associate Dean of the Anderson Schools of Management, Director of the School of Public Administration and most recently Chair of the Department of Accounting. Professor Preston is an accomplished researcher and continues to publish in prominent accounting journals. He teaches management accounting to 240 undergraduate students per semester and also teaches on the flagship Executive MBA program. Working in concert with the Anderson department chairs and the MBA and BBA program staff, Dr. Preston will focus on enhancing the student experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

About Dr. Suleiman Kassicieh, Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development
Dr. Kassicieh will coordinate ASM’s economic development activities and take the lead in faculty research efforts, focused on garnering more funded research. His extensive experience at UNM and in the private sector includes co-founding the Management of Technology program (ranked in top 10 in US), consulting with Sandia National Laboratories, many venture capital firms and small high-tech startups on business development. Dr. Kassicieh, who earned his PhD in Operations Research and International Business from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance from the University of New Mexico, is the Regent’s Professor in the Management of Technology and is the director of the UNM Management of Technology program.

About Kate Livingston, MBA, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Community Outreach
Ms. Livingston has served for the past ten years as the Executive Director of Anderson’s Management Development Center, whose programs include the Executive MBA, management certificate programs, and customized training. In her new role, she will work to more closely align executive education, career services/employer relations, and other outreach efforts on behalf of the Schools. Ms. Livingston’s corporate experience includes working with Price Waterhouse in Miami and New York City and with Hyatt Hotels in New Orleans. She also served as Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at the University of Miami and the University of New Orleans, where she earned her MBA. In 1999, Ms. Livingston was elected to the board of trustees of the International Executive MBA Council and continues to sit on that organization’s editorial board. She is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Albuquerque and is a founding member of the United Way’s Women in Philanthropy Council.

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The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico are dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson Schools, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The Schools were founded in 1947, and named for New Mexico oil man and longtime ARCO/Atlantic Richfield CEO, Robert O. Anderson in 1974. The Anderson Schools offer more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The Schools are funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

PHOTOS, INTERVIEWS, AND FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST