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Huang chosen as dean

Observer Staff Report | Monday, March 4, 2013

Roger Huang shed the title of interim and now serves as the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business, according to a University press release Friday.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to assume the deanship of the Mendoza College of Business,” Huang said in the release. “I am inspired by the vision of the founder of the business school, Cardinal John O’Hara, who said that the primary function of commerce is service to mankind.

“This vision sets the Mendoza College apart form other business schools, and I look forward to furthering our vision of business as a powerful force for good.”

Huang earned the appointment as interim dean of the College when former dean Carolyn Woo left last year to serve as president of Catholic Relief Services. As interim dean, Huang finalized a partnership between Notre Dame and Renmin University in Beijing to offer a graduate business program for Chinese students pursuing careers with nonprofit organizations.
He has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000 and currently serves as the Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management.

“Roger is an internationally respected scholar who during his time at Notre Dame has proved to be an equally accomplished leader,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release. “His reputation in his field, administrative experience, strategic perspective and commitment to Notre Dame’s mission as a Catholic research university are extraordinary.

“I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to build a superb business school that serves the greater good.”