As I step into my new role as Interim Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), I would like to thank all of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends for your unwavering support of our school. This institution’s prestigious reputation and exceptional student experience are rooted in its outstanding community.
It is certainly an exciting time to be a part of VSB. Our students continue to set new milestones for themselves through their hard-work and perseverance. Every year more companies continue to offer them more internship opportunities and full-time jobs, with 98.4% of our most recent graduates are successfully placed six months after graduation at an annual salary of more than $60,000.
I would like to acknowledge and thank my recent predecessor, Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, who served as The Helen and William O’Toole Dean for the past three years, and now the first Provost of Villanova University. His efforts led to innovative curricular changes at the undergraduate and graduate level, launching our online MBA and MSA programs, increased support for faculty and staff, and new professional development opportunities for our students. I have been honored to work alongside him and it pleases me to know that he will still be a part of the Villanova community. I am looking forward to continuing our momentum.