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UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Named New Chair of Consortium Board of Trustees

Douglas A. Shackelford begins a two-year term in the post.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (July 31, 2017) — An award-winning researcher, teacher and the dean of The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School has become the 20th chair of The Consortium’s board of trustees.

Douglas A. Shackelford, the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation at UNC Kenan-Flagler, began a two-year term as board chairman on July 1. Joining him as the board’s vice chair is Stephanie Barbee Williams, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

“I am extremely honored to serve as chair of the board of trustees of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and contribute to its mission to increase diversity in U.S. business schools and corporate management,” Shackelford said. “I admire the Consortium’s important work and, as a UNC Kenan-Flagler graduate, I’m especially proud that we — as one of the first business schools to join — have partnered with the Consortium for more than four decades. Our diverse community is one of our greatest assets and enriches all students’ experiences and learning.”

Founded in 1966 with three universities, UNC Kenan-Flagler became the sixth school to join in 1973. Now with 19 top-tier member schools, The Consortium provides fellowships to nearly 500 students annually and access to a network of corporate partners and alumni to increase diversity in corporate leadership and business education.

“We’re fortunate to have strong leaders who are so committed to our mission at the helm of our board,” said Peter J. Aranda III, executive director and CEO of The Consortium. “I’m looking forward to working with both of them in their new capacity.”

Dr. Shackelford’s work focuses on taxes and business strategy, particularly relating to the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, taxation of multinationals and disclosure of corporate tax information. He served as associate dean of MBA@UNC, the innovative online MBA program, and the Master of Accounting Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., and has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.

Williams has more than nine years of experience in higher education admissions and recruitment. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Hampton University, her master’s degree in business education from UNC-Greensboro and her law degree from NC Central University School of Law. She joined the UNC Kenan-Flagler admissions team in early 2015.

Pictured above: Douglas A. Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler, becomes the 20th chair of The Consortium board of trustees. Stephanie Barbee Williams, senior associate director of MBA admissions and student recruitment, is the vice chair.

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