Announcement by Provost Arden:
Last week, Chancellor Woodson shared with the Board of Trustees that next academic year, 2015-16, will be Ira Weiss’ last year as dean of the Poole College of Management. Dean Weiss plans to step down effective June 30, 2016.
Ira has served as dean of the college for more than ten years. Under his leadership, the college has increased in national stature, with especially high marks for its programs in accounting, economics and supply chain management, and MBA Online and MBA Professional programs that now rank 9th and 20th, respectively. Other significant milestones during Ira’s tenure include the development of NC State’s partnership with SKEMA business school, the $37 million naming gift from Lonnie and Carol Poole, the largest gift in NC State history at the time, and the recent opening of the Entrepreneurship Clinic in downtown Raleigh.
I greatly appreciate Ira’s accomplished leadership and I know that he will continue to move the college forward in the coming year. I plan to initiate a national search for a new dean very soon, with an initial review of candidates early in the fall. Details regarding the search process and the nomination committee will be released shortly.