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Investiture of business dean as endowed chair set for Oct. 17

by Cindy Weiss - October 14, 2008

The School of Business will host an investiture ceremony for Christopher Earley as the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business on Oct. 17.

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the David Ivry Seminar Classroom in the School of Business Building.

Earley, dean of the business school, is an internationally recognized leader in business education and research. Before joining UConn in January, Earley was the dean and Cycle & Carriage Professor at the National University of Singapore School of Business.

He also previously held chairs at London Business School and Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, and professorships at top institutions around the world, including Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine.

The Auran J. Fox Chair in Business was established by Keith R. Fox ’80.

Fox graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the School of Business. He currently runs the Keith and Pam Fox Family Foundation. He was previously founder and chief executive officer of Brandsoft, a consulting and software company, and vice president of worldwide corporate marketing at Cisco Systems.

In 2001, he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in honor of his professional and entrepreneurial success. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the UConn Foundation.






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