College of Mount St. Joseph names Dr. Jamal Rashed as dean of business division

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The College of Mount St. Joseph announces Jamal Rashed, Ph.D., will become the College’s dean of business effective July 1, 2013.

Rashed is currently the dean at Northern Michigan University’s College of Business. He was Director of the Center for International Business at Xavier University from 2007-2010 and had also served as professor and chair of the economics department at Xavier, where he had been on faculty since 1989.

At Northern Michigan University, Rashed launched the Business Professional Development and Mentorship program, created an executive mentorship program with 150 business executives mentoring senior-level students and formed a Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of top business professionals. He is also credited for starting the Momentum MBA, which is a 4+1 MBA degree. In addition, he also successfully led Northern Michigan University towards successful re-affirmation of AACSB accreditation in 2012. Under his leadership at Xavier, he led the economics department in the implementation of strategic plans to support the Williams College of Business AACSB accreditation, created nine study abroad programs and expanded their international exchange agreements with partner schools from Europe and the Middle East. He was also honored several times as Teacher of the Year and received teaching excellence awards.

“I’m very excited to be coming back to Cincinnati to be a part of the leadership team at the mission-driven College of Mount St. Joseph and expand the message about the Mount’s business programs beyond the tri-state region,” said Rashed.

Rashed will oversee the Mount’s business division which includes the departments of accounting, business administration, organizational leadership and sport management. The business division recently began its 4+1 MBA program and is launching business informatics in the fall.

“Dr. Rashed’s appointment as dean of the division of business at the Mount is the story of ‘right leader, right time,’” said Alan deCourcy, vice president of academic affairs at the Mount. “Our Vision2020 strategic plan outlines a number of new, bold initiatives for our business program, including a move toward accreditation, three-year degree programs, increased online opportunities, and more off-campus sites for our undergraduate and graduate programs in organizational leadership. He is charged with working closely with Cincinnati business leaders to graduate ethical, career-ready and community-engaged leaders to ensure a healthy economic future for Cincinnati.”

Rashed received his Ph.D. in economics with field in financial theory, international trade and finance from Southern Methodist University. He will take over for Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., who will remain on faculty as associate professor of economics and chair of the department of business administration.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.