The administrative structure of the Kelce College of Business has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized concept.

Plans for the new building incorporate architectural design elements that go hand in hand with the new organizational structure.

Previously, faculty were divided into three departments responsible for more than one BBA major: accounting and computer information systems; economics, finance, and banking; and management and marketing.

Thirty-two faculty members were spread across three departments, each reporting to a departmental chair, some of whom were not within their discipline. 

The reorganized structure replaces the traditional hierarchy with a “faculty of the whole” approach — a common practice among business schools of similar size. The new approach eliminates departments and transforms the KCOB into a collaborative environment.

Two associate deans will report to the dean: Bienvenido Cortes, the associate dean for the Graduate School of Business; and Eric Harris, the associate dean for the Undergraduate School of Business and Chair of the Faculty.

Three new appointments accompany the reorganization: David Hogard, director of Academic Advising and Career Readiness; Michael Davidsson, director of the Business and Economic Research Center; and Lynn Murray, who will take the lead on external constituents, internships, outside projects, and recruiting and retaining students to KCOB.