Wake Forest names dean for business schools

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Published by the Charlotte Business Journal

A former chief executive of PepsiCo Inc. will become dean of Wake Forest University‘s two business schools, the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy and the Babcock Graduate School of Management, on July 1.

Steve Reinemund has also been named professor of leadership and strategy.

Wake Forest announced in September it would realign the schools as part of the university’s strategic plan. The change — which calls for one business dean, rather than separate deans for each school — seeks to promote collaboration in teaching and scholarships and ensure that students receive the most comprehensive education possible.

Deans Jack Wilkerson of the Calloway School and Ajay Patel of the Babcock School will return full-time to the schools’ faculties.

Reinemund was chairman and CEO at New York-based PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) from 2001 to 2006. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Wake Forest is a private, liberal arts university in Winston-Salem. Its Babcock School has offered an MBA program in Charlotte since 1995. The local operations are in the Morrocroft office complex in SouthPark. The Charlotte campus is slated to move uptown to the Wachovia Corporate Center that’s under construction at South Tryon and First streets. The tower is scheduled for completion next year.

Wake Forest has more than 4,400 undergraduate students and nearly 2,400 students in its graduate and professional-studies programs.

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