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Mary Margaret Frank selected as new Kenan-Flagler Business School dean

A sign welcomes the UNC Kenan-Flagler students and faculty into the McColl Building on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The McColl Building is located by the Dean E. Smith Center.

Mary Margaret Frank, the associate dean for faculty development at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, will be the next dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, according to a University announcement on Tuesday. Frank will begin her role on Aug. 15.

Photo Courtesy of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Frank, a Kenan-Flagler alumna, has taught in the school's Master of Accounting program and served as an academic fellow in the UNC Tax Center. Prior to joining UVA's business school, she also taught at the University of Chicago.

The school's previous dean, Douglas A. Shackelford, retired in September after the filing of a federal lawsuit against the University, three business school professors and the UNC Board of Governors alleging race discrimination.

“It is an honor to return to UNC Kenan-Flagler, where I felt valued as a student and launched my career," Frank said. "UNC Kenan-Flagler has established a world-renowned portfolio of academic programs and research, and I welcome the opportunity to continue to innovate with the community of accomplished scholars, passionate educators, dedicated staff, talented students, and loyal alumni where together, I am confident we can create positive, sustainable impact in the state and around the world.”

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Ethan E. Horton

Ethan E. Horton is the 2023-24 city & state editor at The Daily Tar Heel. He has previously served as a city & state assistant editor and as the 2023 summer managing editor. Ethan is a senior pursuing a double major in journalism and media and political science, with a minor in history.