New Associate Dean Victor Mullins
College Park, Md. – July
6, 2012 — The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes Victor
Mullins as its new Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program. With 20-plus
years of experience in student and academic affairs, he has arrived from the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was Associate Dean of
Undergraduate Affairs since 2005 in the College of Business.
“Victor has been committed to the admission, retention, placement and
graduation of students,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H.
Smith School of Business. “He is passionate about student development and is
looking forward to working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students,
alumni, and corporate partners in building a strong student-centered community."
Mullins holds master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education
administration from New York University. He completed his undergraduate studies
in communications at George Mason University.
During an 11-year tenure at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he
served in several positions, including Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs.
Mullins will guide Smith’s Office of Undergraduate Studies in providing
student academic services—registration, academic advising and scholarship
administration, plus managing student life, co-curricular activities and the
undergraduate community. Furthermore, he will oversee more than 2,900
undergraduates in academically rigorous management education programs, plus
customizable learning opportunities through the Undergraduate Fellows Program,
which bridges both academic and co-curricular activities.
Mullins succeeds Patricia Cleveland, who served in the role since 1998, and
has joined Smith’s management and organization department as a lecturer. “Pat
has been primarily responsible for putting the undergraduate program at the
Smith School on the map and for stewarding the program into the ranks of the
very best among U.S. undergraduate business programs,” said Anandalingam.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.