A new administrative team has been formed at Mays in the wake of Jerry Strawser’s recent move to the interim provost and executive vice president chair across campus.

Interim Dean Ricky W. Griffin announced a new administrative lineup in July. Bala Shetty, currently associate dean for graduate programs, will take over the executive associate dean’s role beginning summer 2008. Department of Finance Head David Blackwell will step up to fill Shetty’s role as associate dean for graduate programs beginning in January.

And former Department of Marketing Head Rajan Varadarajan will step into a one-year appointment this month as associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Varadarajan’s role is to ease the transition—until Shetty takes his new role—before returning back full-time to the Department of Marketing next summer.

— Staff Reports