Message to Students from Interim Dean Pagano

Dear Students,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Michael Pagano, and I have been appointed interim dean of the College of Business Administration.


I would like to thank Stefanie Lenway for her commitment to and passion for excellence during her tenure. She has left the college in a stable financial condition, which is remarkable in this challenging fiscal environment. We are fortunate to be in such a position so that we can concentrate our efforts on strengthening the college’s educational mission, its research and impact. I wish her all the best in her new position at Michigan State.

Provost Tanner appointed me the role of interim dean because of my knowledge of the university and its fiscal and organizational practices, which I have learned through my three years as dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Over the next few months, we will work together to manage and assess the college’s fiscal and organizational future. We face a unique opportunity to explore new directions, and I welcome your input as we look to strengthen and update the curriculum to make certain that you continue to receive a high-quality education at the CBA.

While working to keep our courses fresh and relevant, we also look forward to fall 2011 when the new Douglas Hall is projected to open its doors. This fully revamped building will provide a permanent home for the CBA with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning environments. Throughout my tenure, I will help to guide this important project to fruition.

I am eager to lead the college through this year of transition as we search for a permanent dean. With your help and input, we can keep the college moving on a forward trajectory and ensure that it remains one of the nation’s finest business schools. I look forward to working with all of you in the coming months.


Michael A. Pagano


For more information click here: Dean Pagano Curriculum Vitae.