Interim Dean of the School of Business
Dr. Chih-Yang Tsai has been appointed interim dean of the School of Business effective July 1, 2013. He will serve in this capacity while a national search is conducted for a new dean. Tsai is the associate dean and associate professor of the School of Business. He received the School of Business Distinguished Service Award in 2010, has taught at New Paltz for 20 years, and served as associate dean for seven years.
As associate dean, Tsai has led continuous improvement programs, mentored students, and facilitated educational assessment activities. Under his guidance, the School of Business received Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. Fewer than 5 percent of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.
Before coming to New Paltz, Tsai served as an assistant to the CEO and production controller at the Tatung Company, a Taiwan-based multi-national organization. He has also worked as an operations management and marketing research consultant.
"Associate Dean Chih-Yang Tsai is well placed to lead the School of Business during this interim period," said Provost Philip Mauceri. "Dr. Tsai has played an active leadership role during Hadi Salavitabar's deanship, and I am confident that he will continue to advance the rigorous education of our students and the strong relationships with the business community that have been hallmarks of our School of Business."
Tsai received his Ph.D.in operations research from New York University and his M.B.A. in operations management and B.S. in business administration from Tatung University in Taiwan.