New Deans Seminar

June 3–5, 2018 | San Diego, California, USA


Jorge-HaddockJorge Haddock, College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston

Jorge Haddock is the former dean of the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently professor of management science and information systems. He also served as dean of the School of Management at George Mason University from July 2009 to May 2013 and as full professor from May 2014 to July 2014. He led the transformation of the School into one of the nation’s most rapidly advancing business schools, an institution that partners with liberal arts, engineering, and public policy programs to deliver cutting-edge academic programs aligned with the needs of business, government, and the non-profit sectors. He committed the school to sustainability, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and global engagement, and marshaled initiatives leading to record levels of philanthropy and advancement within national rankings. Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Haddock was dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Furthermore, he continues to hold leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations including AACSB International. He has served in several for-profit and not-for-profit boards including the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees and the founding board of Mason Korea LLC for the Mason Songdo South Korea Campus. Dr. Haddock earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a M.S. in Management Engineering from Rensselaer, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue.


Andrew PolicanoAndrew J. Policano, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Andrew J. Policano is the Dean's Leadership Circle Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. During his nine-year tenure as dean, the Merage School received over $60 million in pledges, created five new degree programs, established 11 new chairs/professorships and broke ground on a new building.  The Merage School consistently ranks among the top 5-10% of accredited business schools globally. In 2009, BusinessWeek, Financial Times and US News placed the Merage School first in the U.S. for percentage of students employed at 90 days after graduation. Prior to UC Irvine, Policano was dean for ten years of the Wisconsin School of Business during which time the School’s endowment increased from $6 million to over $90 million and two new buildings, one with no state support were constructed. Policano received his doctorate in economics from Brown University; his work in macroeconomics, higher education and media rankings has been widely published. He is co-author with Gary Fethke of Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America’s Public Universities. His second book Climbing the Ivory Tower: Strategies for Academic Leaders in Turbulent Times is currently in press. Policano is a Director of two public companies. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB International and on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Policano was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame for the PhD Project for his work helping to increase the number of business PhD candidates and faculty.


Tanuja-SinghTanuja Singh, Greehey School of Business, St. Mary's University

Dr. Tanuja Singh is dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. She earned her doctorate in marketing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She earned her MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and an MS in Physics from Allahabad University in India. As dean of the Greehey School of Business, Tanuja leads about 40 faculty and staff members. She also serves as the president of the Southwestern Business Deans Association and is the immediate past chair of Women Administrators in Management Education for AACSB. She regularly presents to national audiences including corporate leadership teams on various topics including: millennials’ attitudes and behaviors, global and cross-cultural strategy, women in leadership, and organizational strategy and leadership. She has served as a member and team leader on several PRTs for AACSB. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. She is the co-author of a book on electronic media titled Surfing the Rift: An Executive’s Guide to the Post Web 2.0 World. Tanuja serves on the editorial boards of three marketing journals and has been program and track chair for major conferences around the world. She has received grants from private and public sector organizations for research and training in the areas of technology and global marketing strategy. She has traveled extensively and maintains an active network of colleagues and friends around the world.