The longtime member of the nursing faculty will succeed Dr. Gail Poirrier. Poirrier has served as dean for 17 years, and will retire July 1.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has one of the top 71 MBA programs in North America, CEO Magazine recently reported.
Other universities in the publication’s Top Tier for MBAs include Florida International University, Loyola Marymount University, and Texas A&M University.
UL Lafayette’s Executive MBA program is one of 11 universities cited in Tier Two of the publication’s global EMBA rankings. Tier Two peers include Drexel University, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Florida.
According to the CEO Magazine website, universities were evaluated on “the nuts and bolts of an MBA: the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more.”
The publication’s objective: “to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI.”
Dr. Gwen Fontenot, dean of the University’s B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, said, “We are proud to be globally recognized for our commitment to providing exceptional quality in our MBA and Executive MBA programs, which benefit not only the students but the businesses they work for and create.”
CEO Magazine is a monthly, global business magazine published in print and online.