VCU Business School dean leaving in June

Michael Sesnowitz, dean of the VCU Business School and an instrumental figure in the money-raising and design of the new business school building, will be leaving the dean chair at the end of June.

In an email sent out to the VCU faculty on Aug. 28, Sesnowitz said that he first accepted the VCU deanship in July of 2000 intending to serve for around five years. He’s been in the position for nine years. Sesnowitz said he plans to join the economics department at VCU.

Before joining VCU, Sesnowitz was the dean of the business school at the University of Vermont.


Edited Biography:

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1964 and 1966, respectively.
Doctorate in economics, with a concentration on public finance, demographic economics and international trade and finance, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971.

Professor of economics at Kent State University where he also was acting chair of the Department of Public Administration from 1977-78.

Sears Roebuck Foundation Federal Faculty Fellow at the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. There, with another colleague, Sesnowitz established an office to study the economic impact of FTC regulations in the area of consumer protection. At the end of his fellowship, he earned a Commission’s Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service.

An author of numerous journals and articles, Sesnowitz also has written several reports for the federal and state government on topics such as the labor market experiences of Mexican American college graduates and the financing of higher education.

Aaron Kremer is the BizSense Editor. Please alert him to when business leaders move positions, Send an email to [email protected]

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