Huang, Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management, was announced as the new Martin J. Gillen
Dean of the Mendoza College of Business on March 1, 2013, after serving as
interim dean for 14 months.
an excerpt of his remarks to the College faculty and staff made during the announcement reception.
Let me begin by thanking all of you who have been so supportive during
the past 14 months as I have served as interim dean. We have accomplished much,
including the move of the Stayer Center for Executive Education to its
magnificent new home. We also launched a graduate degree program, the
Master of Science in Busines, which is our first new degree program in many
At the same
time, we are expanding our global reach by partnering with international
universities to offer new programs such as the Master of Nonprofit Administration-RenminUniversity degree, which will bring the Mendoza College mission of values-based
business education to a new generation of business leaders across the world.
All these changes are not without causing stress and pain, and I deeply
appreciate all of you who have stepped up to go above and beyond to maintain
our forward progress.
succeeded in many things, and we’ve done them with grace, with respect for one
another, with collegiality, with a can-do spirit. Perhaps most importantly, our
inspiration draws from the very deep well of our unwavering mission established
from the day in 1921 that Cardinal John O’Hara founded our school: to be a
force for good. This is foundational to
all we do.
economic meltdown, which saw so many instances of unethical behavior, has put a
spotlight on our message. Although it has become popular for other schools to claim
“business for good,” ethics-based education is truly part of our DNA. As the business school of the University of
Notre Dame, it is our authentic identity to place the highest values on personal
integrity, on excellence in all that we do, and on social impact in serving the
human community. To challenge our students, our faculty, our staff, our alumni
and others to make a difference in the world through the power of business is our
This is a
work that we have already begun and will continue. And the reason why we choose
this path is simple: We do it for your children, the children of your children,
the children of this country, and the children of this world. And since we
are all God’s children, we do it for God.
And I truly believe that when we serve our students by teaching them our
brand of education, we are, in fact, serving God.
An internationally respected scholar in the
area of global finance who has authored more than 50 journal articles, Huang joined
the College in 2000 and has served as finance professor, finance department
chair and associate dean. He earned his doctoral and master’s degrees from the
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree from