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CraigCrosslandInterim Provost Floyd L. Wormley, Jr., announced that Craig Crossland has been named the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business following an international search. Crossland will join TCU June 30 after serving as senior associate dean for academic programs for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

As dean, Crossland will provide creative vision and leadership for TCU Neeley while serving as a leader across the university, the region and globally. He will continue to foster collaborative opportunities for the school, both internally and externally, to engage students, faculty and corporate enterprise, and further the school's mission.

鈥淭he impressive experience and success Dr. Crossland had as a senior associate dean of the Mendoza College of Business is a winning match for TCU and the Neeley School of Business,鈥 Wormley said. 鈥淗is leadership and vision will enhance TCU Neeley鈥檚 already notable reputation for excellence in business education and innovation. Under his guidance, our business school will continue to grow as a model for student success and academic excellence locally, nationally and internationally.鈥

TCU Neeley is committed to fostering an inclusive scholarly community of individuals who contribute to an intellectually challenging culture where students, faculty, staff and alumni have far-reaching opportunities. TCU Neeley is ranked the No. 1 Best Undergraduate Business School in Texas and among the Top 25 in the U.S. by Poets&Quants and No. 8 for Undergraduate Academic Experience. The full-time MBA program is ranked among the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report. The entrepreneurship program is ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduate and graduate supply chain programs are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. by Gartner. TCU Neeley has more than 3,400 students across eight undergraduate degree majors and seven graduate degree programs. Following graduation, 98% of undergraduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school, and full-time MBA graduates have a 96% job placement rate.

鈥溓炎邮悠 is proud to welcome Dr. Craig Crossland as the new John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business,鈥 President Daniel W. Pullin said. 鈥淗is innovative mindset and proven leadership at one of the top business schools in the country will enhance and accelerate TCU Neeley鈥檚 already growing stature among the top 50 undergraduate and graduate schools nationally. With Crossland joining our amazing team of academic deans, we eagerly anticipate reaching greater achievements together.鈥

Crossland said he is looking forward to joining TCU.

鈥淚鈥檓 deeply honored to serve as the next John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business and want to extend my sincere thanks to President Pullin, Interim Provost Wormley, and the entire TCU community for this wonderful opportunity,鈥 Crossland said. 鈥淚t was clear from the beginning of the interview process what a special place TCU is, how strongly people identify with this outstanding university, and the extent of the positive momentum already in place. In my new role, I look forward to working with Neeley students, staff and faculty to provide an integrated, world-class student experience, enhance the school鈥檚 reputation for research excellence, build new collaborations across campus and with the business community, and further strengthen the Neeley School鈥檚 renowned culture of inclusive excellence.鈥

Among his accomplishments as senior associate dean for academic programs at the Mendoza College of Business, Crossland was responsible for leadership of five undergraduate majors, nine undergraduate minors and eight graduate programs. He worked collaboratively with other college leaders to develop a college-wide strategic plan and several program-level strategic plans with a focus on students鈥 academic experience. He co-led building the college鈥檚 first Ph.D. in management; led the process of reconfiguring the former Mendoza Executive MBA program into a Global EMBA; and co-created ND Boost to support associate professors across all colleges at Notre Dame as they pursue promotion to full professor.

Crossland has extensive leadership and administrative experience within academic professional societies, including serving as associate editor of Strategic Management Journal and currently serving as director, treasurer and officer of the Strategic Management Society.

He holds a Ph.D. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from the University College Dublin (Ireland) and a bachelor of physiotherapy from the University of Queensland (Australia).

TCU Neeley is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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