Paul Tesluk will step down as dean of UB’s School of Management by the end of the academic year, the university announced in late November. Tesluk will reprise a faculty position as the Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior in UB’s Department of Organization and Human Resources.
“Dean Tesluk has had a significant impact on the School of Management and UB, and established a solid foundation for future success. We are grateful to Dean Tesluk for his continued commitment to the school and university,” Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber said in a statement.
Tesluk came to UB from the University of Maryland, College Park as Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior in 2011, and was appointed interim dean in 2015 before fully transitioning into the post in 2016.
He also served as chair of the Department of Organization and Human Resources and as academic director of the school’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) for two years.
Since his appointment in 2016, Tesluk has led the School of Management through a period of sustained success. The school places in the top 10% nationally in various school and MBA rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
In the most recent ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek, the school vaulted 37 spots to No. 64. The ranking authority also placed UB’s School of Management above the likes of NYU, Duke and Harvard in specific metrics such as learning components and diversity.
Tesluk presided over a comprehensive strategic effort emphasizing five key initiatives: leadership, entrepreneurship, health care management, social innovation and global programs.
“I am so grateful to our faculty and staff for all their efforts, as well as our alumni and many external partners in the UB, business and global communities,” Tesluk said in a statement. “We have accomplished a tremendous amount as a School of Management community, and it would not have been possible without the collaborative spirit that has bound us all together. These collaborations have established a foundation that leaves the school well-positioned to continue its ascent.”
The university will commence a search for Tesluk’s replacement by the end of this semester. Plans for new leadership are slated to arrive before the end of the spring 2022 semester.
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