Kristen McCormack Appointed Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives at Boston University School of Management

in Faculty, New Faculty/Promoted, News, Press Release, School
February 21st, 2013

McCormack_KristenBoston University School of Management announced that Kristen McCormack has been named Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives. McCormack is currently an executive-in-residence, master lecturer, and faculty director of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the School of Management. She will assume her expanded role immediately.

As Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives, McCormack will oversee the School’s programs and initiatives in three emerging sectors of the world economy: Health & Life Sciences, Digital Technology, and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. McCormack will focus on the student experience and ensure that undergraduate and graduate business students gain deep exposure, practical experience, and functional excellence in one or more of the sectors. She will also continue to build and strengthen external partnerships and work with internal stakeholders to create new opportunities for growth and collaboration within and across the sectors.

McCormack joined the School of Management in 2002 after more than twenty years in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors leading mission-driven organizations. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Public & Nonprofit Management from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts.

McCormack’s appointment comes at a very important time in SMG’s history. The School of Management recently embarked on a comprehensive new strategy focused on impactful research, exceptional teaching, and the three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: Digital Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. The School is optimizing business education for a fast-changing world by providing insight into these sectors and a practical foundation in the functional management disciplines, business ethics, social responsibility, and global perspective as it approaches its centennial year, beginning in September 2013.