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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I pleased to announce that Daniel Wright, PhD, the current Vice Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), will serve as interim Dean effective August 1.

Dr. Wright has been a member of the VSB faculty since 2004 and served as the chairperson of the Management and Operations department from 2010 until 2013, when he became Vice Dean. As Vice Dean, Dr. Wright has managed VSB faculty and academic affairs by providing oversight and strategic vision on all matters related to faculty, academic programs and professional accreditation.

Dr. Wright brings a commitment to excellence in teaching and extensive experience supervising faculty, managing curricular and faculty processes, and a strong working knowledge of VSB and University policies and practices to this role. He also brings a strong portfolio of research, winning several prestigious awards and serving on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Decision Sciences.

I am delighted and extremely appreciative that Dr. Wright has agreed to lead VSB while a search for a new dean is conducted. I am confident that VSB will continue to thrive under his leadership during this period of transition.

Sincerely,


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Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA
President