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by Janah Valenzuela
Staff Writer

Associate Professor of Finance, Abe Helou was recently promoted to associate dean of the School of Business and Global Studies.

Helou came to the University of La Verne in 1993 as assistant professor of business and economics after earning a Doctorate in finance at Arizona State University.

Helou was promoted by Gordon Badovick, dean of the School of Business and Global Studies.

“The school has an ambitious agenda to accomplish within the next few years,” Helou said.”I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that the associate dean position will present me.”

Helou will be adding to his responsibilities as associate professor of finance and program chair of the graduate business programs, as he takes on several tasks as the new associate dean.

“His added responsibilities will include coordinating all activities as the school moves toward national accreditation of its business programs,” Badovick said.

“(Helou) will also be responsible for oversight of the development and implementation of a comprehensive outcomes assessment program for both on and off campus programs,” Badovick said.

Helou will also coordinate and spearhead ULV’s Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation efforts.

In addition, he will work on special projects as needed while ULV merges the School of Business and Global Studies and the School of Public Administration and Health Administration together into one academic unit.

Claudio Muñoz, associate professor of accounting, said Helou was promoted as a result of his many talented contributions to the school of business and global studies.

“He is highly deserving of his promotion to associate dean of ULV’s school of business and global studies,” Muñoz said.

Renee Miller, associate professor of business, said she enjoys working with Helou.

“In addition to being an outstanding instructor, he is a very effective administrator,” Miller said. “He is supportive, well organized and works with high energy. He has been doing a wonderful job as chair of the graduate business programs and is now applying those same leadership and team building talents in his new position as associate dean.”

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