Chatterjee promoted to new associate dean role at Terry College

Graduate programs administrator tapped to lead master’s programs, diversity and international outreach
Santanu Chatterjee

Santanu Chatterjee has been named associate dean for diversity, international and master’s programs at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Chatterjee has directed the Full-Time MBA Program since 2014 and led the formation of the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree four years ago. He also holds a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Department of Economics.

In his new role, Chatterjee will guide the development and execution of the college’s diversity and inclusion excellence strategic plan, lead college-wide efforts to enhance Terry’s global footprint and international programs, and provide administrative leadership for the college’s Athens-based master’s programs. He’ll also continue to direct the Full-Time MBA and MSBA programs.

Dean Benjamin C. Ayers said the new associate dean role and responsibilities will bring added focus to a number of key areas identified in the college’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

“Santanu’s leadership has been crucial to elevating the quality and reputation of our Full-Time MBA program and to the successful launch of the MSBA,” Ayers said. “Promoting him to this role — to work with Mike Pfarrer and Henry Munneke on our academic leadership team — aligns with the goals in our new strategic plan, and I am confident will help us achieve the strong results we all want.”

To reflect Chatterjee’s expanded role with master’s program on the Athens campus, Pfarrer’s title changed to associate dean for research and executive programs. He will continue to oversee faculty research support and focus on the next stage of growth at the college’s Atlanta-based programs, including the Professional MBA, Executive MBA and non-degree Executive Programs. Pfarrer has served as an associate dean since 2019 and was appointed as a management professor to the Terry Distinguished Chair of Business Administration a year later.

Munneke will continue to serve as associate dean for undergraduate programs, a role he’s held since 2015. He was appointed to the Roy Adams Dorsey Distinguished Chair in Real Estate in 2017.