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Manev Appointed Maine Business School Dean

Ivan Manev has been named dean of the Maine Business School, effective July 1.

Manev has served as interim dean since 2010 and has been a member of the UMaine faculty since 1997.

“As interim dean of the Maine Business School for the past three years, Dr. Manev has demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement,” says Susan Hunter, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “He has compiled a record of successful administrative experience at increasing levels of responsibility, having served as associate dean of the Business School for two years prior to being named interim dean. In recognition of his productivity as a faculty member and scholar, Dr. Manev will continue to hold the Nicolas M. Salgo Professorship of Business Administration.”

UMaine President Paul Ferguson commented: “Dr. Manev has been an especially effective leader of the Maine Business School and has been an extraordinary partner in implementation of the Blue Sky Plan, both from a campuswide perspective, but also in promoting strategic Maine Business School initiatives in alignment with the Blue Sky Plan.”

Manev, who received a Ph.D. in management/organizational studies from Boston College in 1997, is a professor of management and has held the Maine Business School’s Salgo professorship since 2006. He served as associate dean from 2008–10, and has been a member of the board of trustees of the American University in Bulgaria since last year.

His research focuses on international business and entrepreneurship, including management in the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and China.

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