FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A.G. Tassos Malliaris Named Interim Dean of Loyola’s School of Business Administration
CHICAGO, May 4, 2004 Following the resignation of Loyola’s School of Business Administration Dean Robert Parkinson, Jr., A.G. (Tassos) Malliaris, the Walter F. Mullady Professor of Economics, has been named the interim dean for the business school and the Graduate School of Business, effective immediately. Parkinson left Loyola to serve as the chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc.
Malliaris, who holds two Ph.D.s-one in economics from the University of Oklahoma and one in mathematics from the University of Chicago-has distinguished himself in his more than 30 years at Loyola, teaching numerous courses and publishing four books, more than 70 articles and a dozen book chapters. A former economics department chair, former associate dean of SBA and former director of the M.B.A. program, Malliaris has also demonstrated his commitment to Loyola by serving on the University Budget Advisory Committee, the Committee on Academic Review and Planning and the Project EVOKE Advisory Board. He was named the 1999 Graduate School of Business Researcher of the Year and 2001 Faculty Member of the Year.
“In conversations with SBA faculty, I have heard only votes of confidence in Tassos,” said President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. “I know I speak for them and for the rest of the Loyola community when I say we very much appreciate his willingness to do this important work for the school and the university.”
Added Malliaris, “I am honored with the faith President Garanzini and the faculty have expressed in me, especially as the business school continues to gain national recognition and prestige. I applaud the faculty for their accomplishments and look forward to working with them for continued success.”
Parkinson, a Loyola alumnus (B.B.A. ’73, M.B.A. ’75), helped further the mission of the SBA and of Loyola as a whole in the past two years. Under his leadership, the SBA was ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
During his tenure as dean, Parkinson refocused the vision for the school on teaching values-based leadership, and establishing stronger ties to the business community. He will remain involved with the SBA and has agreed to serve as chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the near term. The board, which is made up of alumni who hold senior leadership positions in the business community, provides input to the SBA dean, and assists in alumni relations and development efforts.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.