Emory University appoints new business school dean

The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — A new dean has been chosen to lead Emory University’s business school.

Officials said Monday that Erika Hayes James was chosen to lead the Goizueta Business School after a national search, and will begin her term July 15.

James comes to the Atlanta campus from the University of Virginia.

In a statement, James says she hopes to strengthen Emory’s connections with Atlanta’s business and nonprofit communities, and with other universities.

Former dean Larry Benveniste stepped down in February 2013 and returned to the Emory faculty. The search for his replacement began in November.

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