Eugene W. Anderson
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 19, 2016)—Eugene W. Anderson, dean of the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration (SBA) for the past five years, has announced that he will step down from his post when his term ends this summer. He will stay on until an interim dean is appointed.
“It has been my privilege to serve as dean and to work together with everyone in the community to advance our position as a leader in global business education and research,” said Anderson, who came to UM in 2011 from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, where he served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and the D. Maynard Phelps Professor of Business Administration.
Anderson will continue to serve the University as a faculty member and will retain his post as Schein Family Chair in Business.
“Dean Anderson has led the school through a number of important challenges, facing many difficult decisions while still overseeing its progress on nearly every measure of program and student quality, alumni engagement, funding, and reputation, and providing a strong upward trajectory for the future,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc.
Under Anderson’s tenure, the School of Business Administration has globalized its curriculum, increased graduate enrollment, hired 21 new faculty members, improved gender diversity within both the student body and the faculty, and achieved significant growth in revenues and other sources of funds to provide the school with the resources required to reach its goals. The SBA is recognized as one of the schools most engaged with its home university and business community at large.
“The University community can be proud of the foundation he leaves in place for our continued pursuit of excellence in scholarship and education for the 21st century,” said UM President Julio Frenk.
Anderson’s academic research on marketing and business performance has been published extensively in academic marketing journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Management Science and the Journal of Consumer Research. He has served on the editorial boards of all four premier academic journals in marketing and is a recipient of the Ross School’s Andy Andrews Distinguished Service Award and Victor L. Bernard Faculty Teaching Leadership Award, as well as the American Marketing Association’s FedEx Excellence in Service Research Award.
Anderson received his doctorate degree from the University of Chicago, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in business administration.