Leonard Jessup named business school dean at U. of Arizona
University of Arizona
January 31, 2011
The University of Arizona has named Leonard M. Jessup, chair of the department of entrepreneurship and information systems and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington State University, the new dean of the Eller College of Management. Jessup will begin his tenure as dean in May.
Jessup is an alumnus of the UA and the Eller College, where he completed his doctoral studies in management and organizational behavior and management information systems.
"We are enthusiastic to welcome our accomplished alumnus, Len Jessup, to the position of dean of the Eller College of Management," said UA President Robert N. Shelton. "Dr. Jessup's breadth of experience in high-level leadership positions is an excellent fit for the college and the University."
"I have long felt that the Eller College can and should be considered among the very best in the nation," said Jessup. "I am passionate about taking on the professional challenge of helping to bring the Eller College to its next level of success. All of the ingredients are in place, and I see the Eller College as a critical driver of the success of the UA, Tucson and the state."