Mandell Named Dean of UB School of Management

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 9, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lewis Mandell has been named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, effective Aug. 1.

Mandell currently serves as dean of the College of Business Administration and professor of finance at Marquette University.

He will succeed Frederick W. Winter, who left UB last July to head the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

As dean, Mandell will have overall responsibility for the development of academic programs, faculty recruitment and advancement, and for maintaining standards of teaching, scholarship and creative activity.

He also will have chief responsibility for planning and budgeting, equipment and space allocations, and personnel, and oversee development activities within the school and among its alumni and supporters.

UB Provost Thomas E. Headrick, who made the appointment, noted that Mandell "brings to UB extensive experience as an academic administrator, teacher and scholar, and has demonstrated success in working with faculty and business leaders to expand the resource base of a management school.

"Dr. Mandell is committed to leading the School of Management to greater distinction and broader recognition," Headrick said.

While at Marquette, Mandell established an executive MBA program, a fully funded Family Business Center and a National Institute for Church Management. He also funded and built a high-technology Executive Education Center.

Prior to his work at Marquette, he served as associate dean and professor of finance and political science in the School of Business Administration at the University of Connecticut.

His specialty areas include banking, commercial lending, credit cards and consumer credit.

Mandell has authored 16 books and more than 30 articles in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and The American Economic Review. He is a founding editor-in-chief of Financial Services Review.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Variable Annuities of the Travelers Insurance Company and GZA Geoenvironmental, and has served as a consultant for numerous clients, among them Aetna, American Express, Chase Manhattan Bank, Fleet Bank and General Motors.

Mandell earned a bachelor's degree from City College of New York, a master's degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Texas.

Consistently ranked among the top business schools in the United States, the UB School of Management offers undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and doctoral programs. All of the school's academic programs are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.