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Rendering of the to be built Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center at the Gunnery


WASHINGTON: The Gunnery private school celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 32,000 square foot $17 million Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. The new facility is one of the largest on the campus of the co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school.

The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), say it was designed “to reflect the English Tudor and shingle style architecture prevalent on campus.” The building will be constructed by O&G Industries, and is estimated to be complete in December 2019.

amy zeng named dean of barney school of businessHARTFORD: The University of Hartford Barney School of Business appointed a new dean, Amy Z. Zeng.

UH’s new business dean is the former assistant dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI.

Provost H. Frederick Sweitzer announced the appointment and said that Zeng who holds a PhD in business administration and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering, will begin her duties on August 1.

A full professor, assistant dean, and interim department head at WPI’s Foisie Business School, Zeng oversees AACSB-related efforts for “continuous improvement; coordinates collaborations with other academic units on campus and global partners; manages all faculty, students, and degree programs in the School; and works closely with the dean on the School’s strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management.”

Zhan LiFAIRFIELD: Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University has appointed a new dean Dr. Zhan Li, DBA. Li is currently professor and dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College of California.

In addition to his role of dean at the business school he has taken the position of professor of Marketing.

Li, who previously served as associate dean for Graduate Programs and Research, and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of San Francisco (USF), will formally assume the position on July 1, 2018.