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SAS Vice Dean, Finance & Administration:

Michael Mandl of Duke

Michael J. Mandl of Duke University has been named Vice Dean for Finance and Administration in the School of Arts and Sciences as of February 2. The appointment, announced late in December by then Interim Dean Walter Wales, makes Mr. Mandl the School's chief administrative and financial officer, with oversight responsibilities for budget, computing, facilities, and administrative staff personnel matters.

At Duke Mr. Mandl has served as director of academic financial services, budgets and systems in the Office of the Provost since 1993. In that role he has been responsible for directing the budget preparation and long-range financial planning process for Duke's schools, programs and academic administrative units. He has also led Duke's development and implementation of a new on-line budget and planning system and has worked closely with Duke's administrative officers and deans to analyze a variety of policy issues ranging from federal funding to undergraduate financial aid.

A graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Accountancy with distinction, Mr. Mendl took an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke and has done doctoral work in business administration, management, and organizational theory at Duke and at the University of Michigan.

From 1989 to 1991, he was assistant dean for budget and administration at Duke's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, which was reconfigured during his tenure as the School of the Environment. Earlier in his career he was with Glaxo, Inc. as a senior budget, financial and accounting analyst and with Peat, Marwick, Main & Co. as a certified public accountant (CPA).

"I am delighted that we have been able to attract such a seasoned academic financial administrator to SAS as we make a transition to a new Dean," said Dr. Wales. "I am confident that Michael will be a great help to Sam Preston and to all of us in the School as we continue to address the complex budgetary and administrative issues that impact our academic activities."

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, January 13, 1998, Volume 44, Number 17