In the first
place I would like to thank all of you who attended the faculty meeting
of this past Wednesday. As I indicated to those present, one of the
goals of the School of Business for the new academic year, and one I
set for myself, was to evaluate and assess the School’s organizational
It gives me
great pleasure to report to you that the Faculty Senate, in its meeting
yesterday, approved my recommendation for a new structure of the School
of Business, to take effect with the beginning of the academic year,
2003-04. This structure is consistent with our student enrollment, size
of faculty, and existing concentrations in the School of Business. The
approved structure provides for the establishment of five departments
and appointment of corresponding heads. The individuals I have selected
to head these departments are identified below:
1. Department of Economics &
Finance Spyros Hadjidakis
2. Department of Management
& MIS Angeliki Kokkinaki
3. Department of Marketing Dimitris
4. Department of Hotel &
Tourism Yiannis Kouis
5. Department of Accounting
and Petros Lois
*Because Dr. Demetris Vrontis,
Head of the Marketing Department, will join us in January, an interim
head will be appointed to serve until then.
programs: These are allocated in the above SBA structure
Studies will be part of Economics, with coordinator appointment at the
discretion of the chair, and approval of the dean and executive council.
Business will become part of Management, with coordinator approval at
the discretion of the chair, and approval of the dean, and executive
Resources is an integral part of Management.
will become part of Accounting with Marios Christou program coordinator.
Administration will become part of Management, with Mary Aniftou program
coordinator. The expectation will be for its improvement and upgrade
in the immediate future into a 3- or 4-year program.
Arts will become part of Hotel and Tourism, with George Kyprianou program
Aesthetics & Beauty will be allocated to the School of Science and
I am aware that under the new
structure some of you may be teaching in two different departmental
programs. I would recommend that you consult with the appropriate Departmental
Heads in determining (for administrative purposes) the department of
In the next few weeks, Department
Heads will be in touch with you to set up a meeting to address departmental
goals and other issues of departmental concern.
I count on your cooperation
for a smooth transition into the new structure of the School of Business.
Furthermore, I rely on your support to enhance the visibility and image
of the School of Business in the financial and business community.