Dean Doug Guthrie announced that Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, professor of finance and Finance Department chair, has been appointed GWSB Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs.
“I am very honored and humbled to become the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs,” Bajeux-Besnainou said. “After 18 years spent teaching and researching at GWSB, I have very high regard for our institution and the dedication of its faculty and staff.”
Bajeux-Besnainou talked about the benefits of the School’s location at “the intersection of business and policy” in Washington, D.C. “In my opinion, GWSB is positioned to deliver the best undergraduate education for future business leaders. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke only needs to walk two blocks to teach our students the ins and outs of the Federal Reserve Bank. Our students only need to walk a few blocks to intern on the Hill, at the White House, in the best PR firms in the country, at the World Bank or the IMF, and so many other prominent places,” she said.
“Following Dean Guthrie’s vision, I wish to contribute by building undergraduate programs that integrate the best business training with a classical liberal arts foundation. I strongly believe that our GWSB undergraduates should learn analytical skills, critical thinking, questioning and creativity – skills that are becoming critical to success in an ever more complex, ever changing and diverse business environment and world,” Bajeux-Besnainou added. “I stand ready for a revolution in business education.”
Posted by gwsb on May 15, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.