As we begin our 2011–2012 academic year, I wanted to make you aware of several structural and leadership changes in our Winston-Salem Evening MBA program.
Beginning July 1, program management responsibilities will be split between a dedicated program manager and an academic director. This change brings a consistent management structure to all of our graduate programs, and reflects our continuing effort to provide a high quality graduate educational experience. In addition to this structural change, we are pleased to announce the following personnel changes.
Pat Peacock has been named program manager for the Winston-Salem Evening MBA program. Pat will have responsibility for managing the entire student experience including developing and maintaining the program culture. Pat will be your primary point of contact for all questions and issues, whether they are academic or otherwise.
The program director role will be retitled to academic director to better reflect a refined focus on the curricular dimensions of the Evening program.
Bill Davis will continue in the role of academic director. His focus will be on executing and integrating the delivery of our curriculum and continuously improving our offering.
Dr. Marlane Mowitz will be transitioning into the career coaching position for the incoming students in the Winston-Salem Evening program. Marlane brings 20 years of career counseling and career services director experience to her position. In addition, she has 15 years of business experience in retail store management and energy utility public relations. She has earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, Master of Arts in Organizational Communications and Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education. She has consulting and training experience with corporations including Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, IBM and United Way. Her areas of training expertise include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory assessments, career planning, job searching, team development and customer service skills.
Mercy Eyadiel will be joining the Schools of Business as executive director of employer relations in mid-July. She joins us from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she served as director of alumni and Sloan Career Services. She will be leading the Employer Relations efforts across all of Wake Forest, not just the Schools of Business. She will be focused on growing relationships in the employer community with the ultimate goal of developing job opportunities for graduates across the entire University.
I hope that you are excited about the enhancements that these changes will bring to our program, and will join me in thanking those who have served in these roles over the past several years.