The University of San Francisco’s School of Business and Professional Studies has a new name and new leadership.
The renamed school is now the School of Management and encompasses the McLaren School of Management for undergraduate students and the Masagung Graduate School of Management.
“The new name reflects the evolving reality that our current and future graduates need to be prepared for more inclusive management careers,” said Jennifer Turpin, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Turpin noted that the new School of Management will have three primary focuses: for-profit business, nonprofit organizations, and the government sector.
Michael Webber has been named interim dean of the school, with former School of Business and Professional Studies Dean Mike Duffy taking on a new position as dean of strategic relations for academic affairs. Webber has been a part of the USF community for 18 years, most recently serving as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will lead the School of Management as interim dean during the search process for a new dean and the transition to academic programs focusing on management.
As interim dean, Webber will work to enhance the School of Management’s graduate programs, including the MBA program, explore the potential for basing some School of Management graduate programs in downtown San Francisco, and complete re-accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Webber will also promote the School of Management’s new mission: to be a catalyst for positive change through research and teaching that taps into the global diversity and entrepreneurial energy of San Francisco. The ultimate goal is to educate students to build more productive and compassionate organizations.