College of Business dean to assume leadership role in Provost’s Office

September 21, 2012 | UToday
By Tobin J. Klinger


As Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, begins to implement a new vision for the Office of the Provost, he’s looking to a familiar face to help lead the transition.

Dr. Tom Gutteridge has served as the dean of the College of Business and Innovation since 2003, but as of Oct. 1, he will assume the role of senior vice provost and dean of academic administration.

“Tom has long been a leader among our deans, helping to shape the future of our university through his service as co-chair of the committee that developed the institution’s strategic plan,” Scarborough said. “Now we are hoping that he can help us pull together a new, strategic vision for academic affairs.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Scott as he works to re-tool the Office of the Provost by blending our commitment to academic excellence with a passion for student-centeredness,” Gutteridge said. “This role will provide me with the opportunity to continue working with my fellow deans to advance the University’s mission, while keeping me connected to the college that I am so proud to have led for these past nine years.”

Dr. Tom Sharkey, associate professor and director of the Global Business Development Institute, will serve as interim dean of the College of Business and Innovation.

“The College of Business and Innovation is among the finest in the nation,” Scarborough said. “I am confident that Dr. Sharkey will help us continue to grow its reputation of distinction.”

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