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Michael Lane Morris, Skinner Professor in Management, has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs and student affairs in the College of Business Administration.

This newly created position will focus on the college’s curricular advancements, enhanced student educational opportunities, and helping the university attain Top 25 status.

“I am excited about this new leadership opportunity. We have an incredible team of outstanding faculty and staff who are deeply committed to excellence in the education and development of our high-potential students through undergraduate education,” Morris said.

In his twenty years as a UT faculty member, Morris has directed the college’s Global Leadership Scholars undergraduate honors program, been the department head of the human resource development program, and directed the management department’s human resource management graduate program.

“We look forward to continued greatness in our undergraduate programming as faculty, staff, and students work together under Lane’s coordination and leadership,” said Steve Mangum, college dean.

Morris is past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development and is a member of several prominent management and human resources editorial boards. His research is focused on employee work/life balance, the evaluation of performance-related training programs, and leadership development.


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