David Eccles School of Business Associate Dean Rachel Hayes has been named interim dean of the school. Hayes will step into the void left when longtime dean Taylor Randall was named president of the University of Utah on August 5.
“The School of Business is in good hands,” said Dan Reed, senior vice president for academic affairs. “I have great confidence in Professor Hayes’ taking the helm at this time of transition for both the school and the university.”
Hayes, a professor of accounting, joined the school of business in 2005. Prior to her appointment as associate dean of faculty and research in 2019, she served for seven years as chair of the School of Accounting. She earned her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and an MBA from the University of Colorado. After receiving her doctorate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, she taught at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
Hayes will serve while Reed charges a committee to conduct a national search for a replacement.