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After more than 12 years as dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Linda Livingstone is stepping down to accept a new role as dean at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C.
Senior Associate Dean Dave Smith will serve as interim dean as the university conducts a national search, according to an email sent by President Andrew K. Benton on Tuesday.
During her tenure, Livingstone oversaw the hiring of approximately 60 percent of the school’s faculty. The dean and professor of management helped to launch the Dean’s Executive Leadership Series in 2003, introduce a business plan competition for students and add several degree programs to the curriculum. Livingstone oversaw the hiring of approximately 60 percent of the school’s faculty.
Benton wishes Livingstone and her husband Brad well “in their next chapter.” Livingstone will assume her new duties at GW School of Business in August.
Livingstone’s departure marks Pepperdine University’s third administrative search since January. Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology Margaret Weber announced her retirement in January. The university is actively searching for her successor. Similarly, Dean of Seaver College Rick Marrs was named as the university’s new provost after Provost Darryl Tippens announced his retirement.
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