|Dean David Klock will oversee both the College of Business Administration and the Collins School.|
College of Business Administration Dean David Klock has agreed to also serve as the interim dean of the Collins School of Hospitality Management through the 2008-09 academic year. Klock began the dual role this past fall while a search was being conducted for a permanent dean of the Collins School.
“Over the past three years, the university has faced the difficult challenge in identifying and recruiting a dean for the Collins School of Hospitality Management,” said Provost Tomás Morales in a message to the Collins School faculty and staff. “While we have been engaged with top notch candidates, we have yet to find that perfect match. David did an exceptional job this past year in balancing his responsibilities with the two colleges and making sure that we did not lose any momentum.”
A new search for the Collins School dean will begin in the fall of 2008.
“I appreciate the confidence that Provost Morales and President Ortiz have in our leadership model,” said Klock. “We are making extraordinary progress on the acquisition of new tenure-track faculty, accreditation and development support, thanks to the efforts of faculty and staff in both colleges. Their commitment and hard work is making this administrative role possible.”
Associate Dean Joe Casey, who joined the Collins School last fall, has also agreed to stay in his current position for the next two years.