Eileen Hogan has appointed interim dean of NMSU College of Business

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Hogan replaces Mary Jo Billiot, who was acting dean for about two months. Billiot became acting dean in late August after James Hoffman returned to teaching full time.

Hoffman’s return to teaching could be tied to former assistant professor of finance David Clements’ removal from the classroom. In late August, Clements posted on Telegram, a messaging app and social media platform, that his resistance to the university’s COVID-19 policies led to him being relieved of his teaching responsibilities and also led to Hoffman’s removal as dean.

Hogan takes over

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  • Hogan’s career in higher education spans more than four decades and includes teaching and publishing at several business colleges throughout the United States.

  • Citing confidential personnel matters, NMSU spokesman Justin Bannister did not reveal any reason for the switch in business deans when asked about it in August.

Hogan will serve as interim dean until a permanent dean is appointed, according to a news release from the university.

Hogan has a Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree.

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Hogan has agreed to serve as interim dean. She brings us extensive experience, especially in the area of AACSB accreditation,” Parker said in the release. “The college will be in good hands under her leadership.”  From 1996 to 2015, Hogan served as a professor of management at the College of Business at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and served as the college’s interim dean and dean between 2003 and 2006. As dean, she initiated the college’s application for AACSB accreditation and formed the School of Business Advisory Board. 

After assisting the college obtain its initial AACSB accreditation in 2016, Hogan retired from Kutztown University and took on two interim dean assignments and launched a consulting firm to assist business schools with the AACSB accreditation process. From July 2017 to May 2018, Hogan served as the interim dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences at Black Hills State University. She also served as the interim dean of the W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University from July 2019 to May 2020.

More:NMSU engineering graduate named Most Promising Engineer Hogan said in the news release she was particularly interested in NMSU because she relates strongly to its mission and values. She comes from a family where her father had an eighth-grade education, and her mom stayed home to raise their family.

Information about the business dean search can be found on the NMSU website, https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/. “I am very excited to take on this important position and look forward to working with all the people in and around the NMSU College of Business to achieve our goals this year,” Hogan said.