Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Marquette University Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Brian Till, announces he will step down at end of semester

The Keyes Dean of Business Administration, Brian Till, will end his role at the conclusion of the Spring 2019 semester

Dr. Brian Till, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, will step down from his position at the end of the spring semester, Acting Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today. Till, who has led the College of Business Administration since April 2015, plans to return to the faculty and take a yearlong sabbatical, effective May 19.
“The students and staff  of the AIM program has had a very positive working relationship with Dean Till," said Dr. David Krause, AIM program director. "On behalf of the AIM program, I want to thank Dean Till for his support and leadership. He supported our efforts to provide innovative delivery of education - allowing us to use extensive technology within the classroom, increasing the use of co-teachers, and supported the hybrid or flipped classroom."
"Besides allowing us to explore better and innovative ways to deliver our curriculum, Dean Till twice traveled with the Marquette finance students during our New York fall visit. He was embedded with the students and was a fine ambassador of Marquette during our alumni events. We had a great working relationship with the Dean and the AIM program," according to Krause.

According to communications sent out to the faculty at Marquette: “For the past four years, I have truly enjoyed working with the faculty and staff of the College of Business Administration, and I love being a part of the Marquette community, and I’m very proud of all we have accomplished,” Till said. “Over the past few months, I have reflected on my personal and professional journey, and it became clear to me that now was the time to take a step back and discern what my next path will be. I want to thank everyone in the college for the support they’ve shown me and for the great work we have accomplished together.”
During his tenure as Keyes Dean, Till led the college toward a successfully renewed accreditation, completed a strategic plan and developed a revised vision for the college built around becoming a “Destination Business School.”
Till also oversaw the launch of several new undergraduate programs in commercial banking and sales, as well as the development of a new major in business analytics, and he was instrumental in creating the college’s first-ever Student-Run Business Program. Additionally, Till helped lead revisions to the Graduate School of Management’s MBA and Executive MBA programs, and he oversaw the launch of a completely online cohort MBA program and a mostly online Masters in Supply Chain Management program.
Acting Provost Ah Yun said he will conduct listening sessions with faculty in the college to help determine who will serve as acting Keyes Dean. The acting Keyes Dean will be announced in the coming weeks. The search for the next permanent Keyes Dean of Business Administration will follow the provost search so that the permanent provost can weigh in on that process.
Provost search updateAccording to the President’s Office, the search for Marquette’s next permanent provost will begin after spring break — a search committee and search firm will be identified in the preceding weeks. Listening sessions and the development of a position profile will take place over the spring semester, with a candidate pool created this summer.