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CSOM selects an alumnus with global reach as dean

Boynton '78 will begin his tenure in January 2005. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

Boynton '78 will begin his tenure in January 2005. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

Andrew C. Boynton '78 has been named the new dean of the Carroll School of Management. Boynton, the head of the Executive MBA Program at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, will assume the Carroll School post on January 1.

Boynton succeeds Helen Frame Peters, who served as dean for three years. Since July of last year, Professor M. Hossein Safizadeh has been the interim dean.

Boynton will oversee the University's second largest school, with 2,048 undergraduate and 978 graduate students. The Carroll School grants six degrees: a BS in Management; MAs in finance, accounting, and business administration; and a Ph.D. in management with concentrations in either finance or organization studies. Also under its organization are the Center for Responsible Leadership, the Small Business Develop-ment Center, and the Boston College Chief Executives Club.

Following his graduation from the Carroll School, Boynton earned his MBA and Ph.D. in strategic management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his academic career as an assistant professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. In 1994, he returned to Chapel Hill to join the faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School, where he received tenure in 1996. The following year he was named professor of management at the IMD. Boynton created the IMD's Executive MBA Program in 1997, and has served as its director since.

The IMD, founded in 1990 by two Swiss business schools, enrolls managers with a particular interest in international commerce. Each year, its 54 full-time faculty members teach more than 5,000 executives representing 70 nationalities, and it has over 50,000 alumni. The campus is located 40 minutes from Geneva.

Its executive MBA program, which BusinessWeek magazine ranked as the sixth best in the world in 2003, enrolls executives and prospective executives currently employed. While attending, students remain with their corporations, which serve as "laboratories" for practicing skills acquired through a combination of month-long courses and distance learning.

Boynton is the coauthor with Bart Victor of Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization's Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press, 1998), and is a consultant to firms in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

A native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Boynton and his wife Jane (Murphy) '78 have four sons.

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