School of dating dean
HE HAS LED AN AMAZING RECORD OF TRANSFORMATION AND SUCCESS When he departs the deanship at the age of 70 in July of this coming year, succeeded by another accounting professor Frank Hodge, he will leave a school that has been enduringly transformed in every way.Jiambalvo has led the construction of two major buildings, the 135,000 square foot PACCAR Hall with 19 classrooms, and the 65,000-square-foot Dempsey Hall, with its nine classrooms.
I think we’ve been fairly successful at it.” Foster School of Business Dean Jim Jiambalvo (upper left) is Poets&Quants’ Dean of the Year in 2018.After earning his doctorate, he quickly found his home at the University of Washington, joining the accounting faculty at the University of Washington in 1977.He served as the school’s department of accounting chairman from 1992 until 1996 and was faculty director of an ephemeral E-Business initiative in 2000.The year before Jiambalvo took over in 2004, Foster had been relegated to a second-tier of unranked schools by Businessweek and didn’t even make the top 100 in either U. Both deans came from humble backgrounds, selecting the field of accounting as a platform to gain academic credibility and a springboard into highly successful deanships.They smartly leveraged their business communities in the climb, Jacobs in Chicago and Jiambalvo in Seattle, thanks to a dynamic economy driven by the explosive growth of Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom and Boeing.
“I thought they would go outside and said to myself, ‘Why muck around with this?