VCU names new business school dean
Naomi Boyd joins university from WVU
Naomi Boyd, an associate dean from West Virginia University, has been hired as the dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, the Richmond university announced Monday.
Boyd will replace interim dean S. Douglas Pugh on July 1. She is currently associate dean for innovation, outreach and engagement, as well as the Fred T. Tattersall Chair of Finance in the Chambers College of Business and Economics at WVU. She also was associate editor of Financial Statistics and served on boards for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, and the Managerial Finance journal, and was a financial analyst for the chief economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. At West Virginia, Boyd started the Center for Financial Literacy and Education and a program that gives students the opportunity to manage an investment fund.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Naomi Boyd to VCU. Dr. Boyd is a proven leader and a visionary with a strong commitment to academic excellence, transdisciplinary innovation and student-focused, experiential learning,” Fotis Sotiropoulos, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a statement. “Her background, which spans academia, government, and industry, coupled with her impressive record of success in transforming student learning and supporting faculty to excel, make her the right person at the right time for VCU and the School of Business.”
A graduate of the University of Texas, Texas Tech University and George Washington University, Boyd said in a statement, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with the community of Richmond to empower the School of Business to take VCU’s explicit commitment of creativity and harness it to produce the next generation of business leaders who are good corporate citizens, well versed in emerging technologies, with strong entrepreneurial roots.”