- May 6, 2011
- 9:30 am
- Steve Christensen
SBA names new dean
Father Garanzini and I wish to share the good news that Kathleen A. Getz, PhD, of the Kogod School of Business (KSB) at American University, has been named the new dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Getz succeeds Abol Jalilvand, PhD, who has served as dean since 2005. Dean Jalilvand has been appointed the Ralph Marotta Professor of Free Enterprise at the SBA.
The President and I wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the search committee that was co-chaired by Michael Quinlan, chairman of the Loyola Board of Trustees, and David Yellen, dean of the School of Law, for its excellent work in identifying such qualified candidates. Members of the committee included: Clifford Shultz, Arup Varma, Mary Malliaris, and Pamela McCoy from the SBA; Rocco Martino (SBA ’78), the chair of the SBA Board of Advisors; John Hardt; and Joanna Pappas. In collaboration with Mr. Dennis Barden, a consultant from Witt/Kieffer, the group identified a number of strong individuals that Dr. Getz eventually emerged from.
Currently serving as the senior associate dean for academic affairs at KSB, Dr. Getz’s key responsibilities include faculty recruitment and development, program review and improvements, and strategic planning and implementation. During her tenure, she launched several interdisciplinary programs that provide students with integrated comprehension of seemingly unrelated disciplines. For example, working with faculty in business, chemistry, biology, international relations, and communications, she developed an MS in sustainability management. She’s also developed a comprehensive strategic plan for the KSB, with several major new revenue-generating initiatives, including a tax center, a global management institute, and new curricula in entrepreneurship and wealth management.
Dr. Getz received her PhD in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA at Gannon University, and a BS in human development from The Pennsylvania State University. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Getz has held many academic and administrative positions at Gannon University, The Pennsylvania State University, and American University.
During the recruiting process, Dr. Getz made it very clear that she believes outreach is as essential to the vitality of a business school as are innovative programs and faculty research. At Loyola, she plans to enhance the quality of the undergraduate academic programs and expand the array of opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and executive learning both locally and internationally. We believe she will build on existing relationships and our vast alumni base to identify opportunities to connect more broadly and deeply with organizations and individuals from all sectors in Chicago and beyond. She is aligned with our commitment to ethics and social responsibility and strong faculty research as well. The SBA is positioned for great success, and we believe with her leadership and workplace values, we will continue to advance in national rankings and expand our fundraising opportunities.
Dr. Getz will officially start on August 1, 2011.
Please join me in welcoming Kathleen Getz to her new leadership role at Loyola University Chicago.
John Pelissero, PhD