Plenary I: The Associate Dean's Journey
Amy Hillman, Dean, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
Professor Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, is a world-renowned management expert, a popular teacher and a noted researcher. She heads up one of the largest and highest-ranked business schools in the nation. The W. P. Carey School has more than 16,000 students and both undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked in the top 5% by U.S. News & World Report. Hillman’s research focuses on corporate political strategies, boards of directors, and corporate strategy. She is former editor of Academy of Management Review, a Fellow of the Academy of Management and director at publicly traded CDK Global and U-Haul International.
Lynne D. Richardson, Vice President, Administration and Finance, University of Mary Washington
Lynne Richardson (PhD, Alabama) is VP for Administration and Finance at the University of Mary Washington. Prior to August 2017, she served as Dean of the College of Business there, where she led the College through initial AACSB accreditation preparation. Lynne previously served as dean at Mississippi State and Ball State (IN). She has served on 25 peer review teams, is the founder and co-facilitator of AACSB’s Lessons for Aspiring Deans, and served two nonconsecutive three year terms on AACSB’s Board of Directors. She also serves as a consultant for AACSB accreditation and has coached several college administrators. In 2018 she was the recipient of the 3rd Annual Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award, presented by AACSB’s Women Administrators in Management Education affinity group.