After serving as dean of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business for 10 years with a Kuechenmeister Professorship, Andrew J. Policano will be appointed dean of UCI’s Graduate School of Management beginning August 2004.
After years of being dean at the University of Wisconsin, he became a professor in the business school for two years. His move to UCI provides him with a change of pace.
‘I stepped down after 10 years because I certainly believe that people stay in these jobs too long. While things are going extremely well [at the University of Wisconsin] I had had the objective of a 10 year horizon, then taking a break and perhaps finding another challenging position that would be a lot of fun,’ Policano said.
Although UCI is the newest university in California, Policano still acknowledges the school as a first-rate educational institution. He also realizes that the GSM has an excellent business school with its faculty, students, staff, successful alumni and thriving business community in Irvine.
‘That’s what I’ve been doing this year