College of Business gets new Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs

14 Jun

Dr. Stanley Harris has served as Academic Director of the Physicians Executive MBA Program and Director of the Ph.D. in Business Management Concentration since 1996.

Redesign the MBA curriculum. Expand international programs and awareness. Coordinate faculty efforts within the MBA programs. Make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Those are the challenges, and opportunities, Dr. Stanley Harris faces as new Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs within the Auburn University’s College of Business.

Harris, Torchmark Professor of Management, has been at Auburn since 1986 and has served as Academic Director of the Physicians Executive MBA Program and Director of the Ph.D. in Business Management Concentration since 1996, will succeed Dr. Daniel Gropper, effective July 1.

A veteran of Lowder Hall since 1988, Gropper will become Dean of the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University.

“Dr. Harris has a long and distinguished record as an innovator, educator and leader in our graduate programs,” said College of Business Dean and Wells Fargo Professor Dr. Bill Hardgrave. “He inherits a very successful graduate program and a burgeoning international program.  I am confident his leadership will lead these programs to new heights in the future.”

Auburn’s Graduate MBA programs have been recognized nationally and internationally by a number of respected publications. The Executive MBA (EMBA) program was named Best Remote Learning Program in North America by European CEO Magazine, the online MBA program was ranked No. 7 nationally in January byU.S. News & World Report, and Auburn was ranked 16th nationally among business schools with online MBA programs by Poets & Quants.

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