Dr. Brian Till, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, will step down from his position at the end of the spring semester, Acting Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today. Till, who has led the College of Business Administration since April 2015, plans to return to the faculty and take a yearlong sabbatical, effective May 19.
“On behalf of the university community, I want to thank Dean Till for his leadership and service to the College of Business Administration and Marquette,” Acting Provost Ah Yun said. “From the development of a strategic plan for the college to the launch of several new programs, Dean Till has moved the college forward and will pass the baton to the next Keyes Dean knowing the college is in excellent shape for the future.”
“For the past four years, I have truly enjoyed working with the faculty and staff of the College of Business Administration, and I love being a part of the Marquette community, and I’m very proud of all we have accomplished,” Till said. “Over the past few months, I have reflected on my personal and professional journey, and it became clear to me that now was the time to take a step back and discern what my next path will be. I want to thank everyone in the college for the support they’ve shown me and for the great work we have accomplished together.”
During his tenure as Keyes Dean, Till led the college toward a successfully renewed accreditation, completed a strategic plan and developed a revised vision for the college built around becoming a “Destination Business School.”
Till also oversaw the launch of several new undergraduate programs in commercial banking and sales, as well as the development of a new major in business analytics, and he was instrumental in creating the college’s first-ever Student-Run Business Program. Additionally, Till helped lead revisions to the Graduate School of Management’s MBA and Executive MBA programs, and he oversaw the launch of a completely online cohort MBA program and a mostly online Masters in Supply Chain Management program.
Acting Provost Ah Yun said he will conduct listening sessions with faculty in the college to help determine who will serve as acting Keyes Dean. The acting Keyes Dean will be announced in the coming weeks. The search for the next permanent Keyes Dean of Business Administration will follow the provost search so that the permanent provost can weigh in on that process.
Provost search update
According to the President’s Office, the search for Marquette’s next permanent provost will begin after spring break — a search committee and search firm will be identified in the preceding weeks. Listening sessions and the development of a position profile will take place over the spring semester, with a candidate pool created this summer.
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