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New Leadership for AGSM

New Leadership in Store for UCR
Anderson Graduate School of Management

(May 20, 2002)

Don Dye, a lifelong Riversider, attorney and former chief executive officer, has resigned his position as dean of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside. His last day will be June 30.

“I have very much enjoyed my tenure as dean of the AGSM. When I accepted the position, I committed to then-Executive Vice Chancellor Warren that I would stay for at least 18 months. It has now been 40 months, and it is time to move on,” said Dye.

“Charlotte and I came back to Riverside because of the great promise the region holds from a social, economic, cultural and educational basis. UCR is at the center of that promise. I hope to continue playing an active role in the region s development while continuing a close relationship with AGSM and UCR.”

“I accept his resignation with regret, and I welcome a continuing relationship between Don Dye and UCR,” said Acting Chancellor David Warren on May 14th. Warren said he would begin a process to identify an interim dean from within the UCR faculty ranks and prepare for a national search for a new permanent leader.

At the time he was appointed as interim dean on March 1, 1999, UCR had approximately 500 undergraduate business majors and 140 MBA students. Three years later, there are approximately 800 business majors (a 60 percent increase) and 130 MBA students.

Dye was instrumental in bringing in a $6 million commitment from Richard Heckmann, former president of U.S. Filter, to build the Heckmann Center for Entrepreneurial Management in Palm Desert. The center will include classrooms, teleconferencing and video conferencing centers, computer labs, meeting rooms and offices.

The Anderson School is on the verge of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the international accrediting body.

Dye is the former chief executive officer of Callaway Golf Company in Carlsbad. He was appointed at UCR in March 1999. His career as an attorney included partnership at Reid, Babbage and Coil in Riverside; and Dye, Thomas, Luebs & Mort, also in Riverside. During his tenure at Callaway, the company grew from 200 to 3,000 employees and annual revenues jumped from $54 million to $843 million. In 1996, Dye won the Entrepreneurial Success Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

He has been a long-time friend and donor to UCR. In 1997, the Dye Family Foundation donated $1 million to establish the Callaway Center for Socially Responsible Organizations in honor of Dye’s mentor and friend, Ely Callaway.

“As the campus grows to over 20,000 students between now and 2010, the Anderson Graduate School of Management will play an important role in an overall effort to serve our state and nation with excellent teaching, research and public service,” Warren said. “It is our goal to grow and improve continuously.”

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