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Father David McCallum Named Interim Dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … David McCallum, S.J., has been named the interim dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College. Previously a professor in the Madden School teaching courses in leadership development, he was also the director of mission and identity for the Jesuit college. He will serve as interim dean until June 2014.

“Presently the Madden School of Business is in the midst of a capital campaign that will lead to new teaching and learning spaces for our students, preparation for the AASCB reaccreditation visit and curricular renovation of selected business programs,” said Linda LeMura, provost at Le Moyne College. “I am deeply grateful to Father McCallum for his willingness to serve the College as interim dean and am confident he will continue to advance the Madden School toward the OneLeMoyne Vision as it relates to the future of business education at Le Moyne.”

Father McCallum is a 1990 alumnus of Le Moyne and has a doctoral degree in leadership studies from Columbia University. Prior to joining Le Moyne in 2009, he completed degrees in philosophy (Fordham University) and two degrees in theology (Weston Jesuit School of Theology). Father McCallum served in several educational and pastoral roles at Jesuit institutions, helped to launch the Jesuit Collaborative ministry to promote Ignatian (Jesuit) spirituality on the East Coast, and co-founded the Contemplative Leaders in Action program, which is now based in several cities in the Northeast.

“I am excited by this opportunity as we look to build on the tremendous momentum that exists within the Madden School,” said Father McCallum. “We are committed to building on the classical liberal arts foundations of Jesuit education, developing individuals who not only have strong analytical and business skills, but are also well prepared for ethical decision making and leadership in the 21st century.”

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the College will begin a national search for a permanent dean of the Madden School. Father McCallum replaces Dr. Wally Elmer, who stepped down after serving as dean for more than two years.

Launched in April 2012, the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne is named in honor of Michael Madden ’71, who provided a founding gift of $7 million, the second-largest single gift in College history. The Madden School is comprised of three centers of excellence – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity; Global Business; and Leadership and Business Ethics – that complement Le Moyne’s core values while providing the essential resources for Le Moyne’s business students to become leaders for the 21st century. The school will be located in a fully renovated and reconfigured Mitchell Hall, one of Le Moyne’s most historic buildings; renovation work on Mitchell Hall is expected to begin in 2013.
Once fully funded following the completion of the current capital campaign, the Madden School will feature endowed professorships in accounting, business analytics, information systems and marketing. There will also be additional funding to support undergraduate and graduate scholarship to help ensure access for all students.

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posted on: 10/17/2012