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Message from the School

March 22, 2018 - School's Deans

Message from the Dean

Dean Craig WhiteGreetings from the Anderson School! We hope you are off to a fruitful and productive 2018! The year is off to a very good start here at the School. In this issue of “This is Anderson”, we will be highlighting many of the initiatives and outcomes that are underway.

We recently held a very successful 2018 Hall of Fame event. Our upcoming events include, the UNM Business Plan Competition on April 20, the Parker Center for Family Business Mixer on April 26 and the  Daniels Fund teaching ethics symposium on April 26 and 27 at the Tamaya Resort. We are also busy planning the new McKinnon Center for Management‘s ribbon cutting on May 11th. Please make plans to join us.

All of these activities are in addition to the outstanding scholarly inquiry, teaching and service that take place on an everyday basis. Dr. Harry Van Buren’s work is a great example of the research that is helping to shape the future of management practice and education. We also highlight DoWan Kim in the Alumni Spotlight. His journey that began at Anderson has taken him half a world away to work in the tech industry.

On a personal note, I am happy to be resuming my positon as Dean of the Anderson School of Management. The past year was a great experience serving as Interim Provost. Many thanks to Associate Dean Shawn Berman for his outstanding leadership of the School as Interim Dean during 2017. With the new McKinnon Center for Management facility, programs under development, agreements with overseas institutions and online programs, and the ongoing education and research work, it is a great time to be at the Anderson School of Management!

 Dr. Craig White, Dean


Message from the Associate Dean

Associate Dean Shawn BermanOver the past year, I was honored to serve in the role of Anderson dean. In this role, I had the privilege to be very involved in the planning for the occupancy of the McKinnon Center for Management, our new building that many of you supported through the Power of You campaign. I also enjoyed gaining a deeper understanding of how Anderson plays a key role in the life of the university and the economic development of the state.

I enjoyed the experience of being the Interim Dean last year, but I am happy to welcome Craig back into the dean’s role. With his return, I have resumed by position as Associate Dean role, but with a slightly different portfolio of responsibilities. I am now more focused on the faculty’s research activities and leading our efforts for our next AACSB accreditation visit in 2020-2021. I will also continue to provide leadership for Anderson’s alumni engagement efforts including following the successful Power of You campaign and repositioning This Is Anderson as a key alumni communication piece. You can look forward to further communications from Anderson targeted to keeping our alumni base informed of happenings at Anderson.

I recently returned from a week in China, visiting our partner schools there with Dr. Robert Luo. We visited the Xi’an Eurasia University, the Dongguan University of Science and Technology (DUST), and the Beijing Institute of Technology – Zhuhai (BITZH). In each case, we found students interested in studying abroad at Anderson. This summer, we expect 100 students from DUST and BITZH to study here during the month of July. We look forward to deepening these relationships as we look forward to the fall of 2019 when will host our first cohort of students from BITZH. The Anderson School is excited to welcome them to UNM as they continue their business education.

Dr. Shawn Berman, Associate Dean