Lessons for Aspiring Deans Seminar

November 3–4, 2018 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Craig McAllasterCraig M. McAllaster, Rollins College

Craig M. McAllaster is professor of management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. Prior to that, he was the dean, interim vice president of academic affairs, provost, and professor of management at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In 2014, he was appointed acting president of Rollins College. He has served on the faculties of Alfred State College, Cornell University, and the University of Central Florida. McAllaster has worked in executive positions at Consolidated Foods, AVX Corporation, and Loral Corporation. Dr. McAllaster’s consulting clients have included Mobil, IBM, Reader’s Digest, National Science Foundation, Aramark, Xerox, Monsanto, Allied Waste, AT&T, Texaco, Black & Decker, TRW, Pacific Gas & Electric, Consolidated Edison, and Brunswick Corporation. He is an experienced board member in the areas of hospitality, utilities, banking, and health care. Several of the companies for which he served on the board were ultimately sold and he was an active participant in that process. McAllaster served as a board member of AACSB International and chaired the Finance and Investment Committee. He currently serves on the Continuous Improvement Review Committee. He has served as a member of the board and as president of the Southern Business Deans Association. He is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors and the Academy of Management.

Lynne RichardsonLynne D. Richardson, University of Mary Washington

Lynne Richardson is vice president of administration and finance at the University of Mary Washington. Prior to that, she was the dean of the College of Business from July 2011 to August 2017. Previously, she served as dean of the Colleges of Business at Mississippi State University and Ball State University. She began her career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a marketing professor. Lynne holds a PhD in marketing from the University of Alabama. Active in her communities, Lynne is now a three-time Rotarian, has served on United Way Boards in two communities, and has been a leader in United Way campaigns in two communities. She also served as president of the Birmingham American Marketing Association and was a Girl Scout leader in three councils. Lynne is a hospital board member and previously served on a bank board. She is the founder of and continues to facilitate AACSB’s Lessons for Aspiring Deans Seminar. She has served two nonconsecutive three-year terms as a member of the AACSB International Board of Directors and served on the Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors. She is the co-chair of AACSB’s Small Schools Network Affinity Group and previously served as chair of the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group. Lynne has served on 20+ peer review teams for AACSB.