New Dean Selected to Lead Business School

Dr. Dean B. McFarlin

President Charles Dougherty has named Dr. Dean B. McFarlin as the new dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, effective Monday, July 1.

McFarlin, who is in his ninth year as chair of the management and marketing department at the University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration, will replace Dr. Alan R. Miciak, who has decided to return to teaching full time after eight years as dean.

“One of the most impressive aspects about Duquesne is that its Spiritan values are so clearly reflected in the University’s mission,” McFarlin said. “What came through strongly during my visit was that Duquesne is a caring community devoted to educating students from diverse faith traditions in mind, heart and spirit. I also think Duquesne’s action-oriented, global approach to moral values, service to others and justice fits very well with business education in today’s world.”