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Alexander Named Inaugural Dean of the Bucknell University College of Management

— by on December 21st, 2016

Raquel Alexander

Raquel Alexander, associate dean and Ehrlick Kilner Haight Sr. Term Professor of Accounting at Washington and Lee University’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the first Kenneth W. Freeman Professor and Dean of the College of Management at Bucknell University. She will begin her new role on July 1.

Robert Straughan, the Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School, said Alexander will remain in the W&L associate dean’s position through the current academic year.

“Raquel is the quintessential teacher/scholar,” said Straughan. “Her teaching has been innovative in its approaches and in its interdisciplinary nature. Her scholarship and professional accomplishments have shaped accounting and tax policy in both the US and abroad. In her most recent role as Associate Dean of the Williams School, she has proven herself a leader on strategic planning, operations, accreditation, and more. I can’t imagine a more qualified candidate to serve as the inaugural dean of Bucknell’s College of Management.”

Alexander worked for KPMG as a tax consultant in Dallas, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona, before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the faculty at W&L in 2012, teaching courses in taxation and the business of art. She was named associate dean in 2015.

“It has been an honor to be a part of the Washington and Lee family these past five years,” she said. “With its historic campus and storied tradition, W&L has felt like home from the beginning. I will miss all the wonderful students, alumni and faculty who make this university such a remarkable place.”

More information about Alexander’s appointment is available on the Bucknell University website.