Author: Sam Fahmy

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UPDATE: Inclement weather closures on Feb. 11-13 forced the postponement of campus visits by Terry dean candidates Annette Ranft and Timothy Smunt. Their campus visits have been rescheduled for Feb. 18-20 for Dr. Smunt and Feb. 21 for Dr. Ranft to complete her schedule of meetings. Updated schedules for the candidates are linked below.

Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business will visit campus in February to meet with members of the campus community.

A committee chaired by Alan Dorsey, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, conducted a national search to identify the finalists and was assisted by the search firm Korn/Ferry International.

Each finalist will make a public presentation from 9:30–10:30 a.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries Auditorium (room 271). The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

  • Chuck Williams, dean and professor of management at the Butler University College of Business, Feb. 6;
  • Annette Ranft, associate dean for academic affairs and Reagan Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville College of Business Administration, Feb. 10;
  • Robert Hoyt, head of the department of insurance, legal studies and real estate, and Dudley L. Moore Jr. Chair of Insurance at the Terry College, Feb. 17; and
  • Timothy Smunt, Sheldon B. Lubar Dean and professor of supply chain and operations management at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Lubar School of Business, Feb. 19.

Founded in 1912 as the School of Commerce, the Terry College is the flagship business school in Georgia and the oldest in the South. It enrolls nearly 3,200 students in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in Athens and at UGA campuses in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Griffin. It includes seven academic departments and offers executive programs as well as certificate programs in actuarial science, leadership advancement, legal studies and music business. The Terry College has more than 150 faculty members as well as units such as the Selig Center for Economic Growth that are engaged in research and outreach that strengthen the business community in Georgia and beyond.