Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Message from Interim Dean HassabElnaby

COBI Interim Dean Hassan HassabElnaby

It is my distinct honor to be named Interim Dean of the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation. I accept this position humbly and with great enthusiasm, following Dean Gary Insch’s resignation in October. Dean Insch will be on sabbatical until Fall, 2018, when he is planning to teach in COBI within the Management Department. I would like to thank Dr. Insch for his great leadership and genuine dedication to our students, as well as for his many contributions to the college, the university, and the community.

I have completely enjoyed the wonderful experience of teaching in COBI since 2003. Every year I become more impressed with the high caliber of our students, and the talent and dedication of our amazing faculty and staff. COBI’s reputation for high quality education also continues to expand on a global level through our programs in China, India, Egypt and elsewhere. We truly are committed to our Mission of Developing Lifelong Leaders for the World of Business, and our platform truly is the world!  How exciting it is to come to work each day and realize that we literally are making life better for people around the globe!

Through my years here I recognize how privileged we are to have many thoughtful, generous alumni who continue their relationship with COBI by speaking with our students, participating in campus activities, and supporting us in many ways, including financially. Their friendship and involvement certainly contributes to the enrichment of our students and to the joy of being part of COBI. 

I have been fortunate enough to teach in our classrooms; to help our accounting department obtain important recognition, such as the separate, distinctive Accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; to work with our very generous donors, such as Alan and Karen Barry; and to continually see the good that is accomplished within our walls. I look forward to serving our students, the college, the university and this community through my new position as Interim Dean.

I hope you enjoy reading about some of the recent activities and accomplishments in COBI detailed in this newsletter, and I encourage you to keep us informed about significant professional achievements in your life. Thank you for all you do for COBI.