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Director of Communications
Loyola University Chicago Names
New School of Business Administration Dean
CHICAGO, May 12, 2011— Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen A. Getz, PhD, of the Kogod School of Business (KSB) at American University, as the new dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Getz will join the University in August. 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.
We are very pleased with the outcome of our comprehensive search, which began last fall, said Father Garanzini. Dr. Getz 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.
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.
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.
Outreach is as essential to the vitality of a business school as are innovative programs and faculty research. At Loyola, I would like 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, said Dr. Getz. I believe I will build on existing relationships and the vast alumni base to identify opportunities to connect more broadly and deeply with organizations and individuals from all sectors in Chicago and beyond.
About the School of Business Administration
Loyola’s School of Business Administration has one of the premier undergraduate business schools in Chicago, offering students a superior business curriculum and a well-rounded core of arts and sciences, as well as valuable opportunities for top internships and study-abroad programs. Through the SBA’s Graduate School of Business, faculty and staff are committed to developing values-based leaders who can preserve and strengthen the U.S. and global system of business and commerce. Loyola’s MBA program was recently ranked among the top 25 part-time MBA programs by U.S.News & World Report.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is nearly 16,000 students, which includes almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 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 and now features an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Loyola’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.