SOUTH BEND – Roger Huang, interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has had the interim label removed from his title and is now the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college, according to Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the university.
The Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management at Notre Dame, Huang was appointed interim dean last year when Carolyn Woo became president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services.
“Roger is an internationally respected scholar who during his time at Notre Dame has proved to be an equally accomplished leader,” Jenkins said. “His reputation in his field, administrative experience, strategic perspective and commitment to Notre Dame's mission as a Catholic research university are extraordinary.”
Huang joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2000 after previously teaching and conducting research at Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida, MIT and Purdue University. Prior to becoming interim dean of Mendoza, he served for three years as its associate dean and for eight years as chair of the college's Department of Finance.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to assume the deanship of the Mendoza College of Business,” Huang said. “I am inspired by the vision of the founder of the business school, Cardinal John O'Hara, who said that the primary function of commerce is service to mankind. This vision sets the Mendoza College apart from other business schools, and I look forward to furthering our vision of business as a powerful force for good.”
As interim dean, Huang recently finalized a partnership between Notre Dame and one of China’s most prestigious universities to offer a graduate business program designed for Chinese students planning careers in nonprofit organizations. The program, which is scheduled to begin in May, is a collaboration between Notre Dame's Master of Nonprofit Administration and Renmin University in Beijing. It is the first such international degree program for Mendoza.
Huang earned his doctoral and master’s degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.