March 25, 2008

O. Homer Erekson is named Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU

Today, TCU's provost announced that O. Homer Erekson, Dean of the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been named John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU . Erekson is an alumnus of TCU and member of TCU's National Alumni Board.

Erekson has been Dean of the Bloch School for six years, where he is also the Harzfeld Professor of Economics and Business Policy. Before that, he was at Miami University (Ohio) for 24 years. Positions he held there include Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair of the Department of Economics, Director of Planning and Operations, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Honors Coordinator.

He is also Visiting Professor of the Universiteit Antwerp Management School Executive MBA in cooperation with the Institute of Business Studies, Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation, Moscow.

"I am very pleased with this appointment- it continues the tradition of spectacular Neeley appointments during recent years," said Nowell Donovan, TCU Provost. "I am sure that Homer Erekson and the Neeley School will have a happy and exciting symbiotic relationship."

Erekson's areas of specialization include Corporate and Public Policy, Environmental Economics, Economics of Education Finance and business Ethics. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from TCU and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Financial support for the Bloch School increased significantly under Erekson's leadership. The school established a new doctoral program in entrepreneurship and innovation, revised the undergraduate program, and increased undergraduate enrollment by more than 75 percent and graduate enrollment by 25 percent. The Bloch School EMBA program was ranked by Financial  Times this year for its first year of eligibility as 36th in the U.S., and 16th among public U.S. programs.

The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review. From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.

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