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Press Release


May 2, 2014

(Albuquerque, NM) Dr. Craig White will be the Interim Dean of the UNM Anderson School of Management effective July 1, 2014. Provost Chaouki Abdallah made the announcement saying the primary focus will be preparing the school for a successful accreditation visit and permanent dean search in the upcoming year.

Dr. White will lead UNM Anderson following the retirement of Dean Douglas Brown on June 30, 2014. Dean Brown is winding up his five-year commitment to the Anderson School. Under his leadership UNM Anderson was fully re-accredited, achieved record fundraising efforts, and secured a commitment for a new building for the school.

Dr. White looks forward to continuing the momentum.

"Dean Brown leaves the Anderson School in a strong position with a number of exciting initiatives in place," said Interim Dean Craig White. "I am looking forward to working with Provost Abdallah and my colleagues at the Anderson School to build on these opportunities and prepare for AACSB accreditation process."

Dean Brown says Anderson is in good hands.

"Anderson is indeed fortunate that such a dedicated and effective leader as Craig White is willing to serve. I am confident that the school will reach new heights under his direction."

Dr. White is the current Chair of the Department of Accounting and the Moss Adams Professor of Accounting. He holds both a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to entering academia, he worked in the tax department of the Fort Worth, TX office of Price Waterhouse. He has twice been recognized as the New Mexico Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year and is a prior recipient of the Anderson School of Managementís Community Leadership Award.


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, email, or call (505) 277-6471.