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UAlbany Names Business School Dean

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 November 1.

"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.


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