Nancy A. Bagranoff has left Old Dominion to take over as head at the Robins School of Business. She has been the dean of the Old Dominion University’s College of Business and Public Administration for the past seven years.
“I’m just really excited to have this opportunity,” Bagranoff said when reached by phone Friday. “Richmond is a great school with a lot going on, and I look forward to having a great time.”
The previous full-time dean, Jorge Haddock, left in June 2009 to take the same job at George Mason University.
Bagranoff will join the Robins School on Aug. 9. She is joining the business school just as it completes Queally Hall, a 33,000-square-foot addition.
She is moving here with her husband, who is retired.
Bagranoff is also the current president of the American Accounting Association and taught accounting at Old Dominion in Norfolk. She said she plans on teaching accounting at UR, as well.
She has taught at American University and at Miami University of Ohio, according to a news release.
Bagranoff has an undergraduate degree from Ohio State and a master’s in accounting from Syracuse. She has a doctorate of business administration in accounting and information systems from George Washington, according to a statement.
Last May, finalist Henry N. Butler, a law professor from Northwestern University, declined to take the position citing financial considerations. You can read more about that here.
Aaron Kremer is the BizSense editor. Please send news tips to Editor (at) Richmondbizsense.com.