New dean of Whittemore school named

Daniel Innis, dean of the College of Business, Public Policy, and Health at the University of Maine, will become the new dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics in July.

He will replace Stephen Bolander, dean at Whittemore since 2000.

Innis, dean at UMaine since July 2002, oversaw a revitalization and expansion of the college, which this month added the new School of Public Policy and International Affairs. Also during Innis’ tenure, the Maine Business School implemented a new MBA program and launched its Corporate Affiliates Program, which allows businesses to gain access to university resources online.

“In the end, it was clear to me that Dan would provide the kind of excellent leadership that both the school and the university will require in the coming years. He has been an exceptional leader at the University of Maine over the past five years,” said Bruce Mallory, UNH provost and executive vice president.

Innis said he is committed to working to provide faculty and staff with the resources they need to continue to improve the school.He also said that the Whittemore School has a special responsibility to serve New Hampshire’s business community by providing expertise, leadership and strong graduates that will help to continue to improve the quality of life for the state’s citizens. — JEFF FEINGOLD

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