FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas appointed Brent Williams as interim dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business enterprise.
The university announced his appointment on Friday.
Williams will commence his new function Aug. 14, the very same date present Dean Matthew Waller set for himself to step down and return to a faculty position as a professor of provide chain management. Waller, who took more than as dean in the spring of 2016 right after serving as interim dean considering that 2015, announced his plans early final month.
Williams, who received his doctorate in organization administration with a concentration in provide chain management from the university in Fayetteville, is presently senior associate dean and Garrison Endowed Chair in Provide Chain Management in the Walton College. In that post, he oversees the organization school’s academic departments, student results initiatives and insights and analytics function, as effectively as leads Walton College’s strategic organizing approach and many strategic initiatives, according to the university.
He has chaired the division of provide chain management and led the early improvement of the McMillon Innovation Studio and Walton College in Small Rock.
UA will conduct a national search for a Walton College dean.