Marriott School Names Lee Perry New Associate Dean

Dean Gary Cornia of the Marriott School of Management announced the appointment of professor Lee Perry as a new associate dean for the school. Perry, the Sorensen Family Professor of Organizational Leadership and Strategy, will join Michael Thompson and Jim Stice as a third associate dean. Perry took on his new responsibilities in June.

The appointment came as a result of increasing administrative complexity within the school. Perry will assume administrative oversight for the research and development centers housed in the Marriott School as well as the school's extensive placement efforts.

"Lee Perry has a unique ability to ask questions that lead to the articulation of clear organizational strategy," says Dean Cornia. "He is a natural leader and many within the building have already expressed their desire to work with him."

Perry served as the associate dean over both graduate and undergraduate programs at the Marriott School from 1998 to 2005 prior to serving as president of the California Roseville mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He holds a doctorate in administration sciences from Yale University and has nearly 30 years of experience as a professor, consultant, administrator, entrepreneur and corporate board member.

"I'm very excited to serve with Dean Cornia, Dean Thompson and Dean Stice. I've worked with them in a lot of different capacities over the years," says Perry. "I feel honored to serve my friends and colleagues in the Marriott School. This is a great school, and I'm just happy to do my part. It really is an honor for all of us to work here and do what we can to strengthen this place."

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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