Date: February 1, 2009
Department: News & Public Information
"We are please to welcome Dr. Engelkemeyer to our campus and to the SouthCoast region," UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. "She will bring tremendous energy, experience and innovation to the Charlton College as it continues to expand and evolve in a rapidly changing business school environment."
"Dr. Engelkemeyer's many accomplishments are a reflection of her area of scholarship, the management of complex organizations,'' added Provost Anthony Garro. "This knowledge and experience will be critical in the years ahead as the Charlton College supports the aspirations of students, faculty and the community."
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as the next dean of the Charlton College of Business,'' Dr. Engelkemeyer said. "I hope to build on the solid foundation established by Dean Eileen Peacock and look forward to working with the outstanding faculty, staff and students in the College as we partner together to further advance the mission and vision for the Charlton College. It is an exciting time to also work with the chancellor, the provost, and my fellow deans in support of 'Engaged, Embedded, and Evolving,' the strategic plan for the campus community."
Prior to assuming the deanship, Dr. Engelkemeyer served on the faculty of Babson College, in the Management Division, for 14 years. Between 1998 and 2004 she held a senior administrative position with the American Association for Higher Education in Washington D.C.
At Ithaca Dr. Engelkemeyer provided the leadership that brought initial international accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) to the School of Business, and emphasized the development of innovative curricula with a global focus and integration of the professional disciplines and the liberal arts.
She also played an instrumental role in the fundraising campaign for the new business school building, the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, which opened in 2008 with platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status. This is the first business school building in the world to achieve this status.
During her tenure, the Ithaca School of Business earned its first listing in Princeton Review's "282 Best Business Schools" with number six ranking in the Best Administered category in 2007. Dr. Engelkemeyer also has extensive experience with student outcomes assessment and regional/national accrediting bodies and currently serves on the Pre-Accreditation Committee for AACSB International and on visiting teams for AACSB International and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Engelkemeyer will succeed Dr. Eileen Peacock, dean of the college for the last three years, who is leaving UMass Dartmouth at the end of the academic year to accept a position with the AACSB.
The 2,000-student UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. It offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, and General Business Administration; and graduate degrees in business administration.