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Investiture Ceremony of F. Robert Wheeler lll, JD as Professor and Dean SBE

Friday, May 06, 2016

The investiture ceremony of Mr. F. Robert Wheeler III, JD (Bob Wheeler) as Professor and Dean HSM, was held on Friday, May 6, 2016. Entire faculty and representatives of management offices of UMT were invited in the ceremony.

Former Dean HSM, Dr. Rukhsana Kalim, moderated the ceremony. She welcomed the new Dean HSM and hoped for more progress of the School under the leadership of Prof. Bob Wheeler.

Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT, shared few thoughts regarding transformation within the School leading towards new horizons of internationalization. He also acknowledged and appreciated dedicated efforts made by the former Deans of HSM.

Subsequent to it, Prof. Bob Wheeler, Dean HSM addressed the audience and thanked everyone for his warm welcome. He shared his comprehensive experience of corporate and academic sectors in USA, Africa, Middle East and Pakistan. Moreover, he showed high enthusiasm in leading the business school with a collaborative approach of respective stakeholders of the University.  

At the end of ceremony traditional lunch was served to all.

More About Mr. Bob Wheeler:

Mr. Bob Wheeler worked as a corporate attorney in major firms in New York City and Washington, DC. He served as the Director of MBA Admissions at Georgetown University, and as Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at The Pennsylvania State University. He was the Chief Operating officer for Executive Education at the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the faculty at Penn State and Texas, teaching Business Communications. 

Mr. Bob Wheeler was the Chief Operating Officer for the Aga Khan's University of Central Asia based in Kyrgyzstan (responsible for construction of three campuses of the university in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan).  He was a consultant to the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Nigeria on a new business school, and he also helped develop the curriculum for an online entrepreneurship curriculum for a major initiative that promoted entrepreneurship across Africa.

Mr. Bob Wheeler holds a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University.  

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