Dayle Smith, dean of LMU College of Business Administration, will serve as president-elect of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). IAJBS is an international network of academic leaders with a focus on the creation and transmission of scholarship and knowledge to prepare students for business leadership in a global economy. Dayle will hold this position for two years and then serve as president for two years.
“I am humbled and honored that my fellow deans from around the world felt I could contribute in meaningful ways to the IAJBS mission and believed my leadership skills and global perspective would advance our collective interests in Jesuit business education,” said Dayle.
As president-elect, Dayle will work closely with the president to enhance the Jesuit business school network by expanding global educational opportunities for students, connecting Jesuit faculty with their counterparts around the world, and promoting international joint opportunities in teaching, research and service.
Serving on advisory boards and staying active in associations enables Dayle to bring new ideas and perspectives back to LMU and live the CBA mission of “advancing knowledge and developing business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community.” The CBA mission is closely aligned with the Jesuit educational experience.
“As dean of a Jesuit business school, it is my responsibility to actively network and contribute to organizations that ultimately serve my key stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said Dayle. “Often, my work on boards and associations leads directly to opportunities for these stakeholders and allows me to apply what I learn to help advance the interests of LMU CBA.”
IAJBS was formally established in 1995 by John Wholihan, former dean of LMU College of Business Administration, and Tom Bausch, former dean of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration. Wholihan served as the association’s first president.