named Darden dean
S. Harris, a senior faculty member at the Colgate Darden Graduate
School of Business Administration and chief learning officer for
United Technologies Corp., today was named dean of the Darden School.
schools seventh dean in its 47-year history, Harris succeeds
Edward A. Snyder, who resigned last May to become business dean
at the University of Chicago. As Dardens dean, Harris will
become the Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration.
Harris strong teaching and research credentials, combined
with his global experience as a corporate officer for a Fortune
50 company, make him the ideal choice to lead the Darden School
at this promising time in both the schools and the Universitys
evolution, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III said. He
has articulated a vision that will build on the schools growing
international reputation as a leader in addressing todays
critical business issues.
the coming year, the Darden School will complete a major expansion
of its facilities and technology infrastructure as it prepares to
increase enrollment in its MBA program in 2002. The schools
executive education program last year involved more than 120 programs
worldwide. Full story.
hikes drive U.Va. to seek new disability vendor
light of significant premium increases announced by Unum Provident
Corp. for its optional long-term disability coverage, the University
has begun looking for a new vendor on behalf of employees who have
chosen this insurance. The UNUM contract with the University expires
July 1, 2002, but the new rates, some doubling or tripling, are
effective this month.
this plan is not a University-sponsored benefit, the University
has historically secured group rates (typically more reasonable
than individual rates) and permitted employees to pay premiums through
payroll deduction as a service to those who wish to purchase this
type of insurance. The Universitys attempts to negotiate lower
increases with UNUM were thwarted by the plans declining enrollment
and rising claims. Full story.