DeGroote School of Business dean appointed to second term
"The DeGroote School of Business is at an important point in its history," says Ilene Busch-Vishniac, provost and vice-president academic. "I'm confident that under Dean Bates' leadership the School is well-positioned to strengthen existing programs at the Hamilton campus and successfully expand to Burlington."
Paul Bates was first appointed dean in 2004. He came to McMaster after a lengthy career in investment dealing and wealth management. He sits on several boards and is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission.
During his first term, Bates led the effort to expand the School of Business to a new Burlington campus. Earlier this year both the City of Burlington and Region of Halton approved the project and invested $10-million towards the campus.
"I look forward to continuing to work with our world-class faculty, staff and students as we enter this exciting next phase for the DeGroote School of Business," Bates says. "It is a privilege to be part of a team committed to strategically advancing the School and McMaster."