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May 18, 2001
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations 218 726-8830
Kjell Knudsen, Dean, UMD School of Business & Economics 218 726-7281


UMD School of Business and Economics Appoints Associate Dean

Professor Wayne Jesswein has been appointed Associate Dean of the UMD School of Business and Economics beginning July 1. He succeeds Professor Thomas Duff who has stepped down from that position to concentrate on other duties. The announcement was made today by Dean Kjell Knudsen.

Professor Jesswein has taught in the UMD Department of Economics for 33 years, and has served as Department Head for 23 years. He was awarded the UMD School of Business and Economics 2001 Service Award, and is a past recipient of the UMD Student Association Teaching Award. He has been involved in numerous research studies dealing with the regional economy.

Professor Jesswein's record of community service includes: the St. Mary's Medical Center Board of Directors (Vice-Chair); the United Way of Greater Duluth, Inc. Board of Directors; ARC-Minnesota Board of Directors (President); American Rose Society (Consulting Rosarian and Horticulture Judge); and Lake Superior Rose Society (President). He recently received a Certificate of Appreciation presented by the City of Duluth for his dedication to community service in the Leif Erikson Rose Garden.


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