USD School of Business names associate dean, grad director

USD School of Business names associate dean, grad director The University of South Dakota School of Business Dean Jerry Johnson has announced the appointment of a new associate dean and a new director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) Graduate Programs.

Professor Diane Hoadley, a member of the business law faculty and previous director of the MBA and MSAS graduate programs, has been named associate dean of the School of Business. Professor Diane Duin, program director of the Health Services Administration Program, will be the new director of the MBA and MSAS programs. Professor Robert Reinke, former associate dean of the School of Business has returned to the position of director of the South Dakota Council on Economic Education. He also returns to teaching full time.

Twelve years ago, Reinke was hired to direct the economic education initiatives of the South Dakota Council on Economic Education and be a member of the USD economics faculty. For the past nine years, he has served as the associate dean of the School of Business. He lists his primary goals as enhancing economic education, teaching, recruitment and retention.

"I am confident that I can add value to the students, the economics profession, and to the institution in my capacity," he said.

Hoadley, originally of Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in economics, MBA and juris doctor degrees. She is looking forward to contributing to the School of Business in her new role.

"USD is a regional leader in providing comprehensive and innovative educational opportunities to students, contributing to the scholarship of our disciplines and supporting many constituents through service activities," said Hoadley.

She said her new position will "provide the opportunity to engage our faculty and students in an exciting and dynamic environment."

Duin, a licensed nursing home administrator in South Dakota, is currently completing a Ph.D. in rural sociology from South Dakota State University, focusing her research in the field of long-term care administration and gerontology. She looks forward to the opportunity of serving the School of Business because of "the students and the ability to market the graduate programs externally. I have always valued the opportunities provided to students at the University and I am anxious to showcase those opportunities to others outside of the USD campus," she said.

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