Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, has announced her plans to step down as dean, effective June 30, 2019.

She has served as the business school dean since 2010 and plans to remain on the faculty as professor of accounting.

“I receive this news with reluctance but respect Nancy’s decision and know it is grounded in her best wishes and abiding care for the school of business,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Jeff Legro. “I’m delighted that she will return to the faculty next year.”

“We are grateful to Dean Bagranoff for her thoughtful leadership, deep commitment to the school of business, and dedicated service to our faculty and students,” Legro said. “She been a terrific representative of UR in Richmond and around the world. Under her energetic direction, the business school has grown the number of students, expanded its academic programs, and implemented new initiatives that better educate our students and prepare them for satisfying careers.”  

Progress during Bagranoff’s tenure as dean includes two successful Continuous Improvement Reviews by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the launch of multiple Executive-in-Residence positions, the opening of new facilities such as Queally Hall and the iLab, and the creation of a variety of new and innovative programs, including the C-Suite and Executive Speaker Series, a new undergraduate entrepreneurship minor, and a new concentration in business analytics.

Bagranoff has also held multiple leadership roles with the American Accounting Association, including president, and she has previously served as chair of the Board of ChamberRVA. She has been a member of the board of directors of the American Institute of CPAs and is currently a member of the boards of TowneBank of Richmond and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She is also currently co-chair of AACSB’s Business Accreditation Task Force.

“The last few years in the Robins School of Business have been particularly successful, with a new strategic plan and new programs in entrepreneurship and business analytics,” said Bagranoff. “After more than eight years as dean, it is a good time to relinquish leadership. I look forward to assuming the role of teacher scholar and continuing my association with this wonderful school.”

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