JHQ: Dean Salwa Ammar returns to the faculty


FROM McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

             She will be missed by Alumni and Students alike! See announcement from the Provost, below.

            A very talented and dedicated Dean. Please keep her in your prayers.


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From: William Clyde 
Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Subject: Business School Announcement
To: employee 

Dear Members of the Manhattan College Community,

I am writing to let you know that Dean Salwa Ammar has informed us that she plans to return to the faculty beginning next year.

It is hard to capture everything Dr. Ammar has contributed during her nearly seven years as dean.  In her very first year she worked with the faculty to design and launch our fifth-year MBA which has since not only flourished, but led to development of our online MBA.  Her entrepreneurial leadership has encouraged innovative, experiential, interdisciplinary courses and opportunities for students and faculty in the school of business and across the college.  Examples include the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), in which students receive training and become certified so that they can prepare taxes returns for low-income neighbors, development of the Finance Lab offering state-of-the-art data resources including Bloomberg terminals, creation of a student-run Fair Trade business call “Fair Trade Fuel”, a curricular focus on business analytics and launching of the Business Analytics Competition (BAC@MC) now in its third year, and planning for this summer’s redesign of the second floor of DeLaSalle which will include an innovative collaborative classroom drawing on features observed at Morgan Stanley and Google.  She has overseen the hiring of a very strong group of new faculty and fostered increased networking with the New York business community.  Dean Ammar successfully led the school through its 2013 Continuous Improvement Review and visit for AACSB and has prepared the school well for the 2018 review and visit.

In short Dean Ammar leaves a tremendous legacy—and the school of business very much stronger in many ways.  She has made a real difference—and will continue to upon return from a well-earned sabbatical next year.

We will begin the process of searching for her successor next fall, following the guidelines approved by the Senate for deans searches.  In the meantime, Dr. Janet Rovenpor has agreed to continue to serve as Interim Dean through the 2017-18 year—meaning she is going to lead the school through its AACSB Continuous Improvement Review and visit in 2018.  As mentioned in my earlier announcement, Dr. Rovenpor is Professor of Management in the School of Business and has served as Chair of the Management and Marketing Department.  She has extensive experience working on the processes for both Middle States and AACSB International accreditation.  We are very grateful to Dr. Rovenpor for her willingness to continue to serve in this role.

Best regards,



William Clyde, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President

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