University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business to hire dean from Temple

University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business to hire dean from Temple

The University of Houston announced in a March 19 press release that Paul Pavlou will be the next dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair of the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

Previous Dean Latha Ramchand left for the University of Missouri last summer. She had been the Bauer College dean for about seven years. Senior Associate Dean Tom George has served as interim dean since her departure. Dennis Reynolds, dean of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Blake Ives, C.T. Bauer chair and professor, co-chaired the search committee.

Pavlou is expected to start at Bauer on July 1 after his appointment is reported to the UH System Board of Regents in May. He comes from Fox School of Business at Temple University, where he serves as senior associate dean for faculty research, doctoral programs and strategic initiatives. He also is the Milton F. Stauffer professor and co-director of the university-wide Data Science Institute and has led all doctoral programs at the Fox School. His responsibilities include “the development and mentoring of research faculty and Ph.D. students,” per the release.

### IM: How is the college working with other programs within the university?

PP: One thing I’d like to specify, is that Bauer is obviously a college of business, but I want to take a very broad, multidisciplinary perspective and be very collaborative with the college of medicine, engineering, and nursing. And the idea is to be more open in terms of partnerships with different areas that innovation and new ideas may come into play and provide the business and entrepreneurship components to bring these ideas to market.