Dr. Todd A. Mooradian, who in the past has served as a W&M administrator and professor, accepted the leadership position. He will be following in the footsteps of Lawrence B. Pulley, who has served as the dean of the business school for more than 20 years. Pulley announced his plans to retire on June 30.
“My wife and I are beyond excited to be returning to William & Mary,” said Mooradian. “William & Mary was never a job. It has always been a passion. This is a return to an institution that is woven into who we are. But, more than any return to home, my move to William & Mary now is all about the future, joining with its current leadership and contributing to its great momentum as a leading university.”
Mooradian left W&M in 2017 to take on the role of dean at the University of Louisville College of Business. While in Louisville he helped launch new academic programs including a Master of Science in business Analytics, reinforced the College of Business’s diversity and inclusion efforts, helped launch a dual enrollment program that offers business foundation courses in the City of Louisville’s public high schools called the Cardinal Bridge Academy, and he was awarded the school’s William J. Rothwell Award for outstanding service in the university’s development effort.
W&M conducted a national search for a new school of business dean with a 16-member search committee. The search committee was chaired by Kimberly Smith, the senior associate dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at the Business School. The committee’s search efforts were supported by input from the Mason School community.
“An experienced leader and scholar, Dr. Morradian has a deep appreciation for William & Mary’s learning mission. We are delighted to welcome him back,” said W&M President Katherine A. Rowe. “Under Vision 2026, W&M will graduate principled, data-savvy professionals who are prepared to thrive in every stage of their careers. Todd Mooradian will advance these goals of curricular innovation with dedication and verve.”
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