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April 10, 2013
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UMD Announces New Dean of the Labovitz School of Business & Economics

DULUTH, MN The University of Minnesota Duluth has selected Dr. Amy Hietapelto as the new dean of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE).

"I believe that Dr. Hietapelto brings an outstanding combination of experience, leadership, and vision to her new position as dean of LSBE, and I am very much looking forward to working with her," said Andrea Schokker, UMD executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Hietapelto has served as dean of the College of Business and Management at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago since 2009. She will begin her new role at UMD on July 1.

Hietapelto served as acting dean and associate dean at NEIU prior to holding the dean position. She also has been a faculty member at Michigan Technological University and Clarkson University.

She received her Ph.D. from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a focus in the area of Organizational Studies.

"I am honored to be joining the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. LSBE has an outstanding cadre of faculty and staff, and provides both a stellar educational experience and excellent career opportunities to its students. I look forward to joining my colleagues to help serve the educational and economic needs of Minnesota and the upper Great Lakes region with a portfolio of excellent innovative business programs that facilitate student learning and success," said Hietapelto.

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