Students will be the biggest beneficiaries of a plan announced by Wake Forest University on Sept. 26 to appoint one dean to oversee the graduate and undergraduate business schools.
Collaborations in teaching, scholarship and other resources that will result from the reorganization will strengthen the schools and create new learning opportunities for students at the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
"Our university planning process has revealed that interdisciplinary studies and cross-school collaborations are critically important to our success in doing what liberal arts universities do best – developing thoughtful, ethical leaders in all professions, whose critical-thinking skills are informed by a broad range of disciplines," said Jill Tiefenthaler, Wake Forest's new provost, who plans to have a new dean in place by next summer.
Babcock Dean Ajay Patel and Calloway Dean Jack Wilkerson were heavily involved in the decision to reorganize. Both plan to resume their academic duties after a new dean is chosen.
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