Auffret and Allen among Administrative Changes at SOM

Posted: August 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The School of Management (SOM) has made some administrative changes this summer. J.P. Auffret, assistant professor of decision sciences and management information systems, has been appointed to direct the M.S. in Technology Management Program. He succeeds Andres Fortino, who was recently named associate dean for academic development and director of the M.S. in Bioscience Management program, which launches this fall.

Auffret has worked as an adjunct and assistant professor in SOM for five years. Prior to joining George Mason, he had 15 years of experience in the global telecommunications industry, most recently as a director with MCI and its joint venture with British Telecom, Concert. Auffret received a B.S. from Duke University, an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Physics from American University.

Former George Mason employee Pam Allen returns as assistant dean for student support services at SOM. Allen worked in the former School of Business Administration in the early 1990s as associate director for student services and director of student support systems. After leaving Mason, she worked at the University of Connecticut, at George Washington University as director of Academic Advising and Student Services in the Elliott School of International Affairs, at Florida International University in undergraduate studies, and at Tidewater Community College in workforce development. In her new position she directs and supervises the academic and career advising staff for all SOM students.

In addition, Catherine Cramton, management professor, succeeds Ken Kovach as the new area coordinator for Management. Kevin McCrohan resumes his role as area coordinator for Marketing. Hale Tongren had filled in for McCrohan during the last academic year.

“I am pleased to work with these experienced leaders,” says Dean Richard Klimoski. “Their enthusiasm and commitment to quality is integral to moving the School of Management toward achieving our strategic goals.”

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