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Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010
In March 2010, S. Andrew Starbird, a 23-year faculty member and expert in food safety at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, was named the school’s new dean. As interim dean for the past year, Starbird has led the business school faculty in developing a new approach to entrepreneurial education, formalizing new goals for international business education, and creating two new academic programs.
As dean, Starbird plans to revise the curriculum of both the undergraduate and graduate business programs, including providing additional support services to undergraduates. One new program already underway is the Santa Clara Initiative for Financial Innovation and Risk Management, focused on corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing and responsible risk-management products. Another is the California Program for Entrepreneurship, a six-month mentoring and training program for select startups, which aims to create 20 new California businesses within 20 months.