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Interim dean of College of Business and Innovation named

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, associate dean for graduate programs and research for the College of Business and Innovation, has been named interim dean of the college.

HassabElnaby will lead the College of Business and Innovation while a search is conducted for a permanent dean to replace Dr. Gary Insch, who resigned Oct. 26 after leading the college since July 2014. He will return to a full-time faculty appointment in the Department of Management.

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“I appreciate Dr. Insch’s leadership for the College of Business and Innovation during the last three years,” said Dr. Andrew Hsu, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “The college has an important role in preparing the next generation of leaders for the global marketplace. We will continue our positive momentum as we move forward providing our students a high-quality education and engaging experiential learning opportunities.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to serve our students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in the community as interim dean of the College of Business and Innovation,” HassabElnaby, said.

HassabElnaby joined UT in 2003 as an assistant professor of accounting. HassabElnaby, whose research focuses on financial reporting and corporate governance, holds PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Cairo University.