UMD names new dean of business school

The University of Maryland announced Monday that long-time finance professor Alexander J. Triantis has been appointed dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Triantis, 49, succeeds G. "Anand" Anandalingam, who left the post at the end of June to take a position in London as dean of the Imperial College Business School. Triantis will assume the position Sept. 1.

"Alex has been an extraordinary asset to the university and will be an exciting, visionary leader for the Smith School," Mary Ann Rankin, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said in a statement.

Triantis joined the faculty at the Smith School in 1996 and focused his research on corporate financial strategies. He was chair of the finance department from 2006 to 2011 and has twice earned the Smith School's top teaching honor, the Krowe Award.

He received engineering degrees, a bachelor's and master's, from the University of Toronto and masters and doctoral degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

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