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Dennis W. Draper

Dennis Draper 
Dennis W. Draper, an experienced scholar and leading business administrator, joins Loyola Marymount University as dean of College of Business Administration.

Draper has held senior academic positions for more than 20 years, including director of the Center for Investment Studies and associate professor of finance at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He previously served as vice dean of the graduate programs at USC.

“We are very pleased to announce Dennis Draper as the new dean of LMU’s College of Business Administration,” says Sr. Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Ernest Rose. “He brings leadership, a strong connection to the Los Angeles business community, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching and research for LMU’s College of Business Administration.”

At the Marshall School, Draper led many changes in the culture of the education process, the curriculum, the admissions policy and the global focus of the school’s education. He also made numerous strategic investments on behalf of the school, managed alumni and corporate relationships, opened new facilities and modified existing programs.

As dean, Draper oversees all students, faculty, staff and alumni events related to LMU’s College of Business Administration. “This is an exciting opportunity. Both the university and the College of Business Administration at LMU have a long tradition of commitment to education and scholarship within a collaborative culture,” says Draper.

“I am extremely pleased to become part of the process of curricular innovation, advancement in the understanding of management, and development of ethical business leaders for the global economy as the college continues to grow.”

Draper earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering/operations research from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in engineering economic systems from Stanford University and a doctorate in business from Stanford University.