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Thomas Begley to Return to Faculty

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Thomas Begley to Return to Faculty

This is to inform you that Thomas Begley, Ph.D., has decided to step down as the Dean of the Lally School of Management, and will return to teaching and research in the school, effective June 30, 2019. Serving as Dean of the Lally School of Management since July 2011, Dean Begley has agreed to continue to serve as Dean through the 2018-2019 academic year.

During Dr. Begley’s tenure as Dean, the Lally School’s M.S. in Business Analytics program has been ranked #3 in the U.S. by TFE Times. He led the successful reaccreditation reviews in 2011 and 2016, and the development of new programs, including the M.S. in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics, M.S. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, M.S. in Business Analytics, and M.S. in Supply Chain Management. Additionally, the Lally School of Management, under Dr. Begley’s leadership, has played an integral role in the launch of the Arch program with its first pilot in summer 2017.

Dr. Begley’s previous post prior to Rensselaer was Dean of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Business, including the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and the Quinn School of Business. Prior to that, he held the Governor Hugh L. Carey Chair in Organizational Behavior at UCD. Dr. Begley currently chairs the AACSB International’s Initial Accreditation Committee, and has held visiting appointments at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Prasetiya Mulya Graduate School of Management in Jakarta, Indonesia, Reims Management School in France, and at Boston University. He has been included in Irish America magazine’s lists of the Top 100 Irish Americans, and the Top 100 Irish Americans in Business. He is a regular contributor to the media, through op-ed pieces and commentary, and providing expert opinion. Dr. Begley’s consulting clients have included Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations in several countries.

We thank Dr. Begley for his outstanding service, and look forward to his continued academic, scholarship, and research contributions to the Lally School of Management and to Rensselaer. I have asked Provost Prabhat Hajela and Vice President for Human Resources Curtis Powell to launch a national search to identify prospective candidates.