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June 10, 2010 Volume 31, No. 31

New business dean named

Unique perspective

Unique perspective Gabel has international business, business law experience

Provost Brian Foster announced the appointment of Joan Gabel May 24 as the new dean of MU’s Trulaske College of Business. Previously, Gabel was chair of the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Business Law at Florida State University College of Business, where she also was director of international relations. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

“Her experience in the field of international business and her background in the legal field will add a unique perspective to our educational atmosphere in Cornell Hall,” Foster said.

Gabel joined Florida State University in 2007 after serving on the business faculty at Georgia State University for 11 years. At Florida State, Gabel oversaw two undergraduate majors, core courses in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, a specialization within the MBA program, and a specialized masters program in risk management. Two of the department’s core areas are ranked nationally and it includes three centers of excellence.

Gabel currently teaches legal and ethical business classes and also leads graduate global business seminars in Chile and Australia. Her research interests include corporate governance and employment law issues.

“As we move forward, I anticipate facilitating and furthering the strong relationships the college has across campus, in Columbia, throughout the state of Missouri and around the world,” Gabel said. “The college’s past successes create an ideal environment for us to build upon those relationships so that together, we can continue to attract top students and help them develop into global business leaders and scholars.”