by Jenifer Shockley
ATLANTA – Anne B. Dries has joined Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business as assistant dean for finance and administration.
Dries comes to Robinson with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and the private sector. Most recently she was program director of the MBA and executive MBA programs at Singapore Management University. Prior to that, she was assistant dean of graduate programs at Emory University’s School of Law and assistant dean of full-time MBA programs at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She began her career in the corporate offices of The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Target Corporation and Von Maur in financial, operations and human resources functions.
“Anne brings a breadth of experiences: from corporate settings and from higher education,” said Dean Richard Phillips. “Her diverse background and expertise in strategic planning is an invaluable addition as Robinson strives to implement its vision to create world-class business programs that seamlessly connect our students and strategic business partners in collaborative learning environments.”
Dries replaces Ralph Kahlan, who will serve as a special assistant to the dean for six months before returning to the faculty of Robinson’s School of Accountancy. Dries holds a doctorate of education from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Indiana University and a B.S. in business administration from the University of Illinois.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.