Simply put, Doug Shackelford “gets the blue.”
On Feb. 1, Shackelford officially began his tenure as the new dean of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, but he doesn’t anticipate the adjustment to this position to be a difficult one. Kenan-Flagler has been steadily growing for years, and he intends for this to continue.
“For the first seven years, (Kenan-Flagler was) in Carroll Hall. I miss the intimacy of being in the middle of the quad. I love having a parking deck next door. I think we just outgrew Carroll Hall.”
This relocation to the McColl Building was a major milestone in the business school’s development. Shackelford is proud of these past achievements and hopes to continue this type of success in the future.
“For the last decade or so, the business school has been heading in the right direction. I am very fortunate to be coming into a school where there isn’t a division (within departments) or a lack of resources. We’ve suffered severe budget cuts just like everyone else has, and we need to strengthen ourselves on the financial side, but the school has been going in a great direction.”