FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Names New Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
Industry Veteran to Lead Business School’s Emerging Programs
CHICAGO, December 4, 2006 — Loyola University Chicago’s School of Business Administration (SBA) has appointed Marilyn J. Stocker, PhD, the inaugural associate dean of the school’s executive education programs.
In the newly created position, Stocker will oversee all aspects of the business school’s:
– Non-degree executive education programs
– Executive MBA (EMBA) program (a partnership with Carthage College)
– New MBA in Strategic Financial Services (a partnership with the Illinois Bankers Association)
Stocker will also be responsible for the development of new EMBA programs located on the University’s Water Tower Campus.
Coming to Loyola with extensive industry experience, Stocker most recently served as president of Wisdom Work, Inc., an organization transformation and executive development consulting firm. While there, she acted as an organization development consultant, workplace educator, and executive coach. She has also served as director of program development for business and the professions in continuing education at the University of Chicago and was the founding dean of the School for New Learning at DePaul University. Stocker has taught at both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, and holds a PhD and an MS from the latter and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Stocker has also co-authored a book to be published by Prentice Hall, entitled IT Still Requires Humans: Leadership and Technology. She currently sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and at one time served on the national board of the organization.
“Adding an associate dean of Marilyn’s caliber is a big step for the School of Business Administration and our executive education programs,” says Abol Jalilvand, dean, Loyola’s SBA. “Having an individual devoted full-time to the executive education programs will allow us to expand the programs as we continue to carve out our niche in Chicago’s extremely competitive marketplace.”
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 nearly 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.