Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Alison Davis-BlakeBentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has chosen Alison Davis-Blake as the eighth president of the educational institution. She will take office on July 1.

Bentley University enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. It specializes in business-related disciplines. Women are 41 percent of the undergraduate student body.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Davis-Blake stated “Bentley is a university on the rise, with impressive enrollment growth, an educational experience that is both well-rounded and relevant to today’s workplace, and a stunning track record of career placements for graduates. Bentley’s core business curriculum combined with an emphasis on the arts and sciences differentiates it from business schools around the country. A Bentley education is exactly what the country is asking of higher education today, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the university and continue that momentum.”

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Earlier, she was associate dean of the business school at the University of Texas.

President-elect Davis-Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University in California.

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