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Larry DeBrock to become Dean of the College of Business at ILLINOIS

(From the office of Linda Katehi, Provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

April 3, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that Interim Dean Larry DeBrock has agreed to accept the position of Dean of the College of Business effective May 22, 2009, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Professor DeBrock earned both his M.A. (1978) and his Ph.D. (1980) in Economics from Cornell University and he joined the faculty of the Department of Economics right after he graduated. He has served his College and the campus in many important ways including his roles as an Associate Dean of Professional Programs, Acting Associate Dean of Faculty, and Interim Dean in the College of Business. In his role as Interim Dean, Larry has provided exceptional leadership in establishing new programs and initiatives in the College, and he oversaw the completion of the Business Instructional Facility which opened in fall 2008. Throughout his career at Illinois, Larry has received numerous faculty, teaching, and service awards for his contributions on our campus and has been recognized for his advice and guidance to government agencies regarding health care policy.

Larry brings his vision, leadership and skills to the service of the College of Business, and I look forward to working with him and the College of Business faculty, as they continue to pursue the goals of their strategic plan to develop and mentor the next generation of business leaders.

I want to thank Larry for his service as Interim Dean and for his leadership during the College’s period of transition. Special thanks also go to an extraordinarily hard-working search committee co-chaired by ACES Dean Bob Easter and Department of Accountancy Head Ira Solomon.

Please join me in welcoming Larry DeBrock as the next Dean of our fine College of Business.

Linda Katehi


UIUC College of Business Office of the Dean