May 7, 2009

DeGroote School of Business dean appointed to second term

    Paul Bates has been appointed to a second term as dean of the DeGroote School of Business. File Photo.
Paul Bates has been appointed to a second term as dean of the DeGroote School of Business. The Board of Governors approved the appointment at its meeting today.

"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."