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UA Little Rock Names Mitchell to Lead Business School

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Robert Mitchell to lead its School of Business. 

The school is part of the university’s largest college, the College of Business, Health & Human Services, which also has new leadership. Frank Braun was appointed dean earlier this month.

Mitchell brings more than four decades of experience at UA Little Rock to his new role. He most recently served as chair of the Department of Management, Marketing and Technology. Mitchell has also served as chair of the Department of Business Information Systems, associate dean for Undergraduate Studies, and interim dean of the College of Business.

“I am honored to be the director of the School of Business, as we address the evolving needs of our students, faculty, and employers through our career-centric programs of study and outreach activities,” he said in a news release. “I look forward to working with our business faculty, who have a strong academic and corporate background, in addressing the changing landscape of higher education and the business environment.”

Mitchell also spent 24 years in the nonprofit sector, as director of Delta Pi Epsilon. Delta Pi Epsilon is a professional organization focused on promoting excellence in research and teaching in business. 

He has received the College Excellence in Research Award, multiple distinguished paper awards from the Federation of Business Disciplines, and the John Robert Gregg Award.

Mitchell has a doctorate in business administration and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University.

In addition, Richard Woolridge, associate professor of information systems, has been named interim chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Technology.

Woolridge joined UA Little Rock as a professor in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Texas at Arlington as well as a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Alabama. 

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