Jones School announces
new associate dean of degree programs
The Jones School is pleased to announce that George Andrews
has been named associate dean of degree programs. In
this role, he will have leadership responsibility for each of the MBA programs,
the Career Management Center and the Office of Admissions. George will
report to the senior associate dean of degree programs and will be a member of
the dean’s leadership team. He will join the dean’s suite October 13.
George served as associate dean for evening MBA and weekend
MBA programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Booth,
he has led a series of innovative programmatic, student recruitment and
development initiatives, increasing yield in the evening and weekend programs
from 79 to 90 percent. George dramatically improved the win ratio versus the
programs’ primary competitor and has also had great success in improving both
faculty and student satisfaction with the experience in his programs.
"I am so excited about the opportunity to join the
great team of individuals at the Jones School. Whether it be the students,
alumni, faculty or staff, everyone at the Jones School exhibits the same
contagious and winning attitude,” George said. “This, along with
Rice's commitment to create change that improves the quality of life, is
an equation that resonates strongly with me."
George joined Booth seven years ago from the William E.
Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester where he was executive
director of the executive development programs. He started his career at
Procter & Gamble as a section manager and spent the next 16 years in
increasingly senior roles at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and then Bausch &
Lomb. George earned his MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business
and his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M.
experience, skill set and approach are precisely what we were looking for in
this position,” said Barbara Ostdiek, senior associate dean of degree programs.
“He is a proven leader with an exceptionally strong record in building and
delivering business education programs. For the Jones School, the timing is
perfect for George to join the leadership team. I look forward to working
closely with him as we strengthen and expand our program offerings."
George, his wife Carolyn, and their four children are
delighted to be moving back home to Texas, and the Jones School community is
delighted to welcome them.