Academics and Research

Riordan to lead Daniels College of Business

On May 5, Chancellor Robert Coombe announced that Christine Riordan was appointed dean of the Daniels College of Business. Riordan is a nationally recognized expert in leadership development and diversity. For the past three years, she was at Texas Christian University as an associate dean.

There, she led a branding and marketing initiative for the business school, the creation of a new student leadership programs office, the development of profitable executive education programs, a partnership with the engineering school to create a new energy institute and the expansion of the business school’s alumni relations activities.

Prior, she was managing and founding director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement in the Terry College of Business and a faculty member in the department of Management at the University of Georgia.

She helped raise more than $10 million at Texas Christian University and the University of Georgia combined.

Riordan has a long history of cultivating and maintaining working relationships with the business community. She has worked closely with many Fortune 500 and private corporations as a consultant on leadership development and diversity management programs and through her professional activities.

Riordan holds an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in textile engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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