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Leadership and Organizational Performance
Friday, November 9, 2007
508 Rider II
Speaker: James B. Thomas, Dean, Smeal College of Business

In 1999, Jim Thomas became the founding dean of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. Since 2006, he has served as dean of the University’s Smeal College of Business. His academic work has been in organizational decision-making and strategic management, and he maintains active scholarship in those areas. Drawing on the lessons of both research and personal experience, Dean Thomas will discuss his ideas about leadership and organizational performance in higher education.

The Quality Advocates Network meets several times each semester to share ideas and examples of improvement and change. To join the Quality Advocates Network mailing list or to learn more about the meetings scheduled, contact the staff at psupia@psu.edu.

The Quality Advocates Network is open to all Penn State faculty, staff, administrators, and students.