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November 18, 2004

B. Joseph White Appointed to College of Business Faculty

B. Joseph White, president of the University of Illinois.B. Joseph White was appointed as the James Towey Professor of Business and Leadership and a member of the faculty in the College of Business in November. He will be affiliated with the Department of Business Administration. Recently named as the next President of the University of Illinois, Dr. White joins the University on February 1, 2005.

B. Joseph White is currently the Wilbur J. Pierpont Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. He was the interim president of the University of Michigan in 2002. Prior to that Dr. White was the dean of the Michigan Business School for ten years beginning in 1991. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. White also served seven years in two vice presidential posts at Cummins Engine Co. from 1981 to 1987.

A native of Detroit, he earned his PhD in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1975 after earning a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in international economics at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

More Information

  • Interview with the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette
  • Story from Inside Illinois
  • Background from the University of Illinois website

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