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Matthew Myers Announced as New Dean of SMU Cox

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The Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business has recently announced that Matthew Myers, a strategy expert on global marketing and Latin American economies, will take on the role of dean for the school.

Myers, a global marketing and strategy expert, will replace Albert W. Niemi Jr., who will step down on August 1st to teach full time. Niemi has been dean of the Cox School since 1997.

SMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven C. Currall commented on Myers’ appointment in a press release.

“As the new dean of the Cox School of Business, Matt Myers brings extraordinary energy for outreach to the regional, national and global business community. The range of his previous administrative and professorial experience also equips him to lead the school toward even greater faculty research excellence…”

Prior to his appointment as dean of Cox, Myers served as dean chair of business leadership at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio. In this role, Myers was responsible for managing an $80 million budget and led the school’s first independent fundraising campaign, which included a lead gift of $40 million.

As an educator, Myers has traveled the globe and worked with a variety of organizations in industries ranging from chemical, insurance and education to pharmaceutical, marketing research and global distribution. He has acted as a visiting faculty member for business schools in Paris and Scotland and taught at universities around the world. From his travel experiences, Myers has produced an extensive amount of research on topics within international business. He has been published in such top journals as the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Operations Management.

“I am extremely excited about becoming the next dean of the Cox School of Business at SMU,” Myers said in a statement. “The Cox School’s dedication to quality programs and research excellence, in addition to its supportive and engaged network of alumni and business partners, make the school an exhilarating place to be for anyone passionate about business education.”

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