CSOM Dean to Step Down at End of Academic Year

CSOM Dean to Step Down at End of Academic Year

By Jack Dunn
Director of Public Affairs

Helen Frame Peters, dean of the Carroll School of Management since August of 2000, announced last week that she will step down as dean at the end of the academic year to teach finance in the Carroll School in the fall.

Helen Frame Peters
Peters, who came to BC after a distinguished career in the private sector, said in a letter to CSOM faculty that she was "eager to return to my first love, which is finance, and to a new role in teaching and research, as well as continuing to develop and promote the Center for Investment Research and Management and our new Executive Education Program."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my three-year tenure at the helm, and am delighted to see increased recognition of the many accomplishments and outstanding programs of this great school," said Peters.

During her tenure as dean, Peters was credited with helping to raise the profile of the Carroll School as evidenced by its rise in the national rankings. Currently, the Carroll School Graduate Program is ranked 39th among business schools at national universities, and its evening MBA program is ranked 17th, according to US News & World Report.

In accepting her resignation, University President William P. Leahy, SJ, offered praise to Peters for her commitment to the Carroll School and its students. "Helen Peters dedicated herself to advancing the Carroll School of Management and especially to enhancing business opportunities for its students," said Fr. Leahy. "I understand her desire to teach finance and wish her the best as she joins the ranks of the Carroll School faculty this fall."

The University expects to name an interim CSOM dean and a search committee to identify potential successors to Peters in the near future.


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