Butler University has named Craig Caldwell dean of the Lacy School of Business. Caldwell has been serving as interim dean since July 2021.
In the role, the university says Caldwell will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the Lacy School.
“Craig has proven that he has the ideas, passion, and the trust of his colleagues to move Lacy School of Business forward together,” said Brooke Barnett, Butler provost. “After several years of transition, the School is poised to advance, and Craig is well positioned to lead that movement.”
Caldwell’s priority areas will include growth and program development, external partnerships, and diversity and inclusion. Additionally, Butler says Caldwell will work to optimize enrollment and retention, as well as faculty recruitment and retention.
“The Lacy School’s accomplishments are based on an innovative approach to world-class, experiential, business education,” Caldwell said. “City leader and successful business person, Andre B. Lacy, recognized in our DNA an approach worthy of his investment. I am honored to serve as a steward of that investment, and as the Dean responsible for enabling outstanding faculty and talented students an opportunity to thrive.”
Caldwell has served in a range of positions at Butler, including adjunct faculty, lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of marketing and management. The university says he also served as chair of the marketing & management department for three years.