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Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cochran named IU Kelley School's associate dean; will lead its programs at IUPUI

May 17, 2007

Philip L. Cochran

Philip L. Cochran

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Philip Cochran, professor of management at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and professor of philanthropic studies at the IU Center on Philanthropy, has been named associate dean for the school at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Cochran is director of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and will retain those responsibilities while serving as associate dean.

He succeeds Roger Schmenner, who led Kelley's Indianapolis programs for nine years and who will assume the Tobias Chair and assist IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz with special projects. The changes take effect Aug. 15.

Cochran also holds the Binford Chair in Corporate Citizenship. He joined the Kelley School in 2003, coming from the Smeal College of Business Administration at Penn State University, where he served as director of the Center for the Study of Business and Public Issues and director of the G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics.

"Professor Cochran brings to the position his knowledge of the Kelley School combined with a fresh perspective based on his 25 years of experience at Penn State," said Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School. "Phil is well integrated into the Indianapolis business community through his work with the Tobias Center on Leadership Excellence, which is an added plus from the standpoint of development and advancing the contributions of the Kelley School within Central Indiana."

Smith said he looks forward to working with Cochran as the school elevates its corporate outreach efforts in Indianapolis, strengthens the overall presence of its programs that serve Central Indiana, and continues to advance its national and international reputation as a source of research-based cutting-edge knowledge.

"He will do a great job building on the strong momentum we have from Roger Schmenner's nine years of distinguished leadership," Smith said.

IUPUI Chancellor Bantz added, "Roger Schmenner is a great leader, scholar and teacher. He has taught me and countless others about creating world-class production processes. He will continue teaching and conducting research, but also will contribute to the entire campus by helping improve campus and school operations."

The IU Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 80 years. With an enrollment of more than 4,800 undergraduate and nearly 2,000 graduate students, it is among the premier business schools in the country, with both the undergraduate and graduate programs ranked among the best in the United States. Kelley's Indianapolis campus, based at IUPUI, is home to the school's Evening M.B.A., Kelley Direct and Master of Professional Accountancy programs and a full-time undergraduate program.