SAS Vice Dean, Finance & Administration:
Michael Mandl of Duke
Michael J. Mandl of Duke University has been named Vice Dean for Finance
and Administration in the School of Arts and Sciences as of February 2.
The appointment, announced late in December by then Interim Dean Walter
Wales, makes Mr. Mandl the School's chief administrative and financial
officer, with oversight responsibilities for budget, computing, facilities,
and administrative staff personnel matters.
At Duke Mr. Mandl has served as director of academic financial services,
budgets and systems in the Office of the Provost since 1993. In that role
he has been responsible for directing the budget preparation and long-range
financial planning process for Duke's schools, programs and academic administrative
units. He has also led Duke's development and implementation of a new on-line
budget and planning system and has worked closely with Duke's administrative
officers and deans to analyze a variety of policy issues ranging from federal
funding to undergraduate financial aid.
A graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Accountancy
with distinction, Mr. Mendl took an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke and
has done doctoral work in business administration, management, and organizational
theory at Duke and at the University of Michigan.
From 1989 to 1991, he was assistant dean for budget and administration
at Duke's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, which was reconfigured
during his tenure as the School of the Environment. Earlier in his career
he was with Glaxo, Inc. as a senior budget, financial and accounting analyst
and with Peat, Marwick, Main & Co. as a certified public accountant
"I am delighted that we have been able to attract such a seasoned
academic financial administrator to SAS as we make a transition to a new
Dean," said Dr. Wales. "I am confident that Michael will be a
great help to Sam Preston and to all of us in the School as we continue
to address the complex budgetary and administrative issues that impact
our academic activities."