Foster Named Business Management Chair

PROVO, Utah – Jun 30, 2014 – The Marriott School of Management recently appointed Tom Foster, a global supply chain management professor, as the new chair of the Brigham Young University Department of Business Management. Foster will succeed Bruce Money on July 1.

“Tom brings a wonderful set of abilities and experience as a former department chair at Boise State to this new assignment,” says Lee Perry, Marriott School dean. “He specializes in total quality management, and we expect that under his leadership the total quality of the department will increase dramatically.”

Foster, who joined BYU in 2005, is currently the Donald L. Staheli Professor and area leader of global supply chain management at the Marriott School. As area leader he has strengthened BYU’s supply chain program and earned the Marriott School Outstanding Scholar Award for his extensive research in quality management in 2013. Prior to teaching at BYU, he was the chair of the networking, operations, and information systems department at Boise State University.

“Tom leads by example because he is an excellent researcher as well as a great teacher,” Money says. “The whole department will benefit from his expertise and administrative experience.”

Money will be leaving his position as chair of the business management department, where he served for five years, to head the Marriott School’s Whitmore Global Management Center. As chair of the business management department, Money facilitated the department’s continued progress to keep up with the changing world of business. He hired seven new faculty members and streamlined the department to focus on marketing and global supply chain.

“Bruce has been a tremendous leader throughout the past five years,” Foster says. “I hope to continue to nurture and unleash the talents of those within the business management department.”

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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