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For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2001
David McClain - Dean, College of Business Administration - 956-8377
Jim Manke - University and Community Relations - 956-6106
|College of Business Administration fills Walker Chair|
Regents approve appointment of Shirley J. Daniel to key position
UH Regents today approved the appointment of Professor Shirley J. Daniel as the Henry A. Walker, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Business Enterprise in the UH Manoa College of Business Administration (CBA).
The Walker Chair is the oldest endowed Chair in the College, endowed by Amfac Corporation in 1982. The Chair serves as a leader and catalyst for research, instruction and practical application of public-private business partnerships.
CBA Dean David McClain occupied the Chair prior to his appointment as dean. He has steered the professorship in the direction of entrepreneurship in the college's three major academic thrusts - international business, information technology and executive education, particularly in an Asia Pacific context. An international search was conducted, during which Daniel emerged as the top candidate for the position.
"It's especially fitting that Shirley Daniel be appointed to this prestigious chair at the College," McClain said. "She's an academic and community leader in entrepreneurship and international business, just as Henry A. Walker, Jr., was. She has brought nearly $15 million in grants to the College as director of our Pacific Asian Management Institute, our Center for International Business Education and Research, and most recently our Center for Entrepreneurship and E-business.
"We're especially proud that her efforts have made the College the host of the Native Hawaiian Leadership and 'Gear Up' grants that increase access to higher education for native Hawaiians and low- and middle-income families."
Daniel came to UH in 1987 after receiving her doctorate at Oklahoma State University. She has been a full professor in the School of Accountancy since 1995.