Three UT Knoxville faculty members remain in Santiago, Chile, after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake rocked the nation Feb. 27 and tremors continue to rattle the ground. The faculty members, who are due to return to Knoxville this weekend, have been sharing their experiences of the past week via e-mail. “I thought the building was going to fall down around us. That was by far the scariest moment of my life to date,” said one.
Jan Williams, dean of the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration, has been elected chair-elect of the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation body for business colleges. “I am honored to hold this esteemed position in such a prestigious organization,” Williams said.
Sarah Gardial, vice provost of faculty affairs at UT Knoxville, has been named board president of the MBA Roundtable, the premier organization that provides guidance and leadership for MBA curriculum worldwide. “I am honored to be appointed board president of this prestigious leadership group and to be associated with such an esteemed group of colleagues,” said Gardial. “Being involved with UT’s MBA program has been one of my most valued academic experiences, and it will be great to share my learning at this new level.”