Indiana University East will have a new dean of the School of Business and Economics this summer. The university has hired Robert Mulligan to take over the position, beginning July 1.
Mulligan currently serves as acting associate graduate dean for the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Western Carolina University. He has served in other roles at the university since 1997, including professor of economics.
"I am very excited to be joining IU East and look forward to meeting and working with the Richmond business community," said Mulligan. "The university and the region have unlimited upside potential and I am absolutely confident we can continue the stellar upward trajectory already established for the School of Business and Economics by its faculty and outgoing Dean David Frantz."
In his new role, Mulligan will have administrative responsibility for all aspects of the school, including faculty recruitment, development and evaluation, program development, assessment and improvement, as well as student recruitment, retention and success, among others.
Mulligan is replacing Frantz, who is leaving the position after 10 years.