Following a comprehensive national search, La Salle University named MarySheila E. McDonald, J.D., as Dean of the School of Business in July 2017. McDonald joined La Salle in March 2011 as the School’s associate dean and served as interim dean for seven months prior to this appointment. In the interim role, she facilitated the development and launch of La Salle’s 100 percent online MBA, worked to increase undergraduate enrollment, and helped to launch a partnership with Uber, their first with a Philadelphia university, to bring convenient and low-cost transportation to students, faculty, and staff. Under McDonald’s watch, the School of Business has received several external recognitions, including The Princeton Review’s list of “Best 294 Business Schools 2017″—La Salle’s first inclusion in this prestigious citation—as well recent rankings in U.S. News & World Report: the Part-Time Hybrid MBA was included in the 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, and the Full-Time MBA program was ranked fourth highest in the nation for graduate employment.
“I am confident MarySheila will bring strategic and visionary thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to La Salle as we seek to grow the enrollment of the School of Business,” said Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at La Salle.