The dean of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School Of Business is stepping down.
In a statement released Wednesday, Hildy Teegen said she will carry out her duties until successor is identified, then take a one-year sabbatical starting in Fall 2013. She has been head of the business school since 2007. A university spokesman says Teegen intends to return to the classroom after her sabbatical. Her research has involved the interactions among business, government and nonprofits, as well as economic development.
“The time is right for a transition in leadership and for my own academic and career development,” Dr. Teegen said in the statement. “Everything at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business points to future success for this institution I have grown to love in my years as dean. I am honored to have been a part of this growth. I will look forward to returning to help nurture it – just in a different capacity.”
Prior to coming to USC in September 2007, she was the founding director of The George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in Washington, D.C. and served on the faculty in international business. She also served on the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business Globalization Taskforce from 2008-2011. She holds a Ph.D. in international business and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and Latin American Studies – all from the University of Texas.
Under Teegen’s watch, the business school announced it would move to a new building on the west end of campus, near the Carolina Coliseum. University officials say nearly $50 million in private funding was also secured to support the school under her watch.