Search group named at University of Kansas to help select next business school dean
November 3, 2010
Provost Jeff Vitter announced a 15-member search committee Monday to find a new dean for the School of Business.
James Guthrie, professor of business, and M.D. Michaelis, president and chairman of the board of Emprise Bank, will be committee co-chairs.
Faculty, students and business professionals outside the University are represented on the committee. The search is in response to William Fuerst’s Sept. 22 announcement that he will step down in June after 11 years as business dean, the second-longest tenure of any KU business dean.
Vitter asked Fuerst to assist in a new venture related to corporate relations. A spokesperson for the School of Business said in a Sept. 22 Kansan article that Fuerst’s resignation was not related to demands over the summer that Fuerst be fired.