HOME
VIEW ACADEMIC JOBS
CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT
JOB SEEKER ENTRANCE
EMPLOYER ENTRANCE
 
 
 
 
Faculty Jobs on AcademeJobs.com
Administrative Jobs on AcademeJobs.com
Executive Jobs on AcademeJobs.com
Community College Jobs on AcademeJobs.com
Part- Time / Adjunct Jobs on AcademeJobs.com
         
 
 

James Danko named president of Butler University

 
Butler University
 
April 27, 2011
 
Butler University announced today that James M. Danko will become the institution’s 21st president on July 1. Danko is The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of Villanova School of Business (VSB), part of Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia.

Craig Fenneman, vice chair of the Butler Board of Trustees, introduced Danko to the campus and community this afternoon.

“Butler’s Presidential Search Committee asked our students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituents what they wanted in our next president,” Fenneman said. “Jim Danko has a highly successful track record in areas important to the Butler community – recruitment and retention of excellent faculty, service to students, strategic planning, fundraising, consensus-building and curricular innovation.”

Danko joined Villanova in 2005, after serving at top national institutions including Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan. Under his leadership, VSB has gone from being unranked to being consistently ranked among the top 20 undergraduate business programs in the nation. Financial giving to the business school has more than quadrupled during Danko’s tenure.

Working closely with alumni, Danko led development of a “one-stop-shop” undergraduate program services center, which serves hundreds of students each week. He championed other VSB advancements, including faculty growth, creation of new research centers, transformation of undergraduate and graduate curricula, and establishment of new endowed chairs and additional teaching and research awards.

“Villanova President Fr. Peter Donohue has called Jim ‘a steadfast advocate of liberal arts education for business students,’ ” said Fenneman. “We are pleased to welcome him to Butler, where the liberal arts are the grounding force for all majors and professional programs.”

Danko earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies at John Carroll University, and his MBA at the University of Michigan.

Prior to his academic career, he spent nearly 20 years as an entrepreneur. In 1973, at age 19, he set up his first business, a surgical supply company called Exercare Corporation, in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. His business expanded to include corporate and home fitness equipment, exercise rehabilitation and orthopedic products. In 1990, he sold the parent company and divested himself of all affiliated companies.

He serves on the international board of the Graduate Management Admissions Council, a nonprofit organization of graduate business schools worldwide.
Full Story
 
Read more career updates>>
 
 
 
Employers Box Header - Academic Jobs
 
 
Find More Jobs Like This View All Jobs
 
Vice President of Instruction
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs



Vice President for Administration & Finance

West Virginia...

Assistant Vice President For Faculty Affairs
Assistant Vice President of Academy Programs

Interlochen...

 


More Career Updates

Archive


Academic Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About Academic Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 Academic Jobs - All Rights Reserved.