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Interim dean named for AGSM

Y. Peter Chung named interim dean for Anderson Graduate School of Management

(June 25, 2002)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – June 24, 2002 – The University of California, Riverside today announced Y. Peter Chung, professor of finance in the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, has been named as the AGSM interim dean.

This appointment is effective for one year, beginning July 1, as campus administration conducts a nationwide search for the permanent dean. Chung will be responsible for providing academic, administrative and fiscal leadership and will report to the executive vice chancellor. Don Dye, AGSM’s dean since March, 1999, steps down on June 30.

Chung’s research and teaching interests include continuous-time modeling, asset pricing, international finance and emerging capital markets and investments. He joined the UC Riverside faculty in 1989 as an assistant professor of finance and gained full professorship in 2002.

His degrees are: a bachelor of science in foreign service and a second B.S. in international trade from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea; a master of business administration in finance from California State University, Los Angeles; and his doctorate in finance from Ohio State University. Chung is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.

"We appreciate Professor Chung's commitment to our students and AGSM for the last 13 years, and we appreciate his willingness to provide leadership for the school during this period of transition,” said Acting Chancellor David H. Warren. “Under his leadership, AGSM will continue to advance the school’s agenda as a vital part of UC Riverside’s overall mission.”

The stated philosophy of AGSM is to provide an effective and relevant program of management education, steeped in the strong research tradition of the University of California. It recognizes that a fundamental understanding of the "art and science" of management is necessary to be a successful manager in the current economy.

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