Doug Shackelford was named the new dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler yesterday and will take his post next week on February 1, 2014. Shackelford is currently the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation and the associate dean of the MBA@UNC online MBA program.
Shackelford’s predecessor, James W. Dean Jr., says of the new dean: “Doug is uniquely qualified to serve as the next dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. He is a seasoned academic leader and an internationally recognized scholar and business educator. He loves the University and is a passionately engaged member of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community.”
Shackelford is a North Carolina native, a UNC alumnus, and a UNC faculty member since 1990. On his appointment to deanship he says: “There is no greater honor than to guide this great business school, where faculty, staff and alumni care deeply about preparing our students – the next generation of leaders – and serving our alumni and other members of the business community through our research and outreach,” said Shackelford.
Read more on UNC Kenan-Flagler’s press release, “Doug Shackelford named dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler.”