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Dr. Suzanne Carter Named Executive Director of the Executive MBA Program

Effective January 2014, Suzanne Carter, Associate professor of professional practice in strategy, will be executive director of the Executive MBA program.

January 06,  2014

By Elaine Cole

Following the retirement of Nancy Nix, Suzanne Carter is the new executive director of the TCU EMBA program. A key member of the EMBA faculty, Carter was recognized with the EMBA’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Leadership Development in both 2012 and 2013. She teaches Strategic Vision and Analysis and Strategy in a Dynamic Environment, and leads the EMBA study abroad program.

Carter’s expertise is strategic decision making and managing corporate reputation and identity. She has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Corporate Reputation Review and Journal of Business Ethics.

“I see an opportunity to further differentiate the TCU EMBA program from others in the region with our outstanding and dedicated faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders playing key roles,” Carter said. “I look forward to working with these stakeholders to further establish our reputation as a premier program of choice.”

Carter joined TCU in 2009 after serving as assistant professor in strategy at the University of Notre Dame and assistant instructor at the University of Texas. She previously was a CPA and internal auditor for Browning-Ferris Industries and holds an MBA and PhD from the University of Texas-Austin.

“We are excited to work closely with Suzanne as we continue building a top-tier Executive MBA program,” Dean Homer Erekson said. “I also want to thank Nancy Nix for the outstanding leadership she has provided the EMBA program.” Nix retired from TCU in December 2013.

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