UAlbany Names Business School
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 19, 2004) -- University
at Albany Interim Provost Jeryl L. Mumpower
has announced the appointment of Paul Leonard
as dean of the School of Business, effective
"Dr. Leonard possesses the talent, experience,
and dedication necessary to advance the school's
programs and reputation in the years immediately
ahead," Mumpower said. Leonard's vision
for the business school includes an expansion
to attract premier faculty and students and
a place among the leading public business schools
in the Northeast. A $40 million building is
currently in the planning stages.
Leonard began his career in 1979 as an assistant
professor in UAlbany's Department of Finance.
He received a Chancellor's Award For Excellence
in Teaching and a President's Award For Excellence
in Teaching in 2002. His research interests
include fixed income securities and capital
markets. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from
the University of Oregon.