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Moore School announces international business leadership changes

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-5400

The Darla Moore School of Business has made several leadership changes to enhance its focus on international business education and research.

Kendall Roth
Kendall Roth

The school has created the position of senior associate dean for international programs and partnerships. Kendall Roth, who has served as chairman of the school’s Sonoco International Business Department, has been named to the new dean post and will coordinate all international programs for the school. Roth is the J. Willis Cantey Chair for International Business and Economics and a Fellow in the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Marty Roth
Marty Roth

Replacing Kendall Roth as chairman of the Sonoco International Business Department will be Martin S. Roth, a professor of international business who has earned numerous international marketing research and teaching awards.


Randy Folks
Randy Folks

William R. Folks Jr., an Honorary Fellow of the AIB and former International Educator of the Year, will continue to serve as executive director of the school’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and will also guide the development of new international student cohort, exchange and double- degree programs.

“These leadership changes will sharpen our international focus and further bolster our research and teaching in international business,” said Dean Hildy Teegen.

The changes build upon the Moore School’s achievements in international business.

U.S.News & World Report has ranked the school’s undergraduate business program No. 1 for 15 consecutive years, and its International MBA (IMBA) program has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 for 22 years by the magazine. In addition, the Moore School is ranked No. 2 by Financial Times for international business and for best international experience among the world’s top MBA programs. It also is the top-ranked school for international business research productivity by the Journal of International Business Studies.

In addition to its performance in rankings, the school launched two programs in 2009: the International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) program, an undergraduate education partnership with Chinese University in Hong Kong, and a one year, graduate Master of International Business degree program, which is offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Political Science Department and the School of Law.


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Posted: 11/01/11 @ 4:50 PM | Updated: 11/03/11 @ 9:31 PM | Permalink



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