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Weiss to Lead International Business Schools

Dr. Ira R. Weiss, dean of the Poole College of Management, was elected president of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IBPS) during the group’s fall meeting in Madrid, Spain.

The consortium includes nine of the leading business schools in Europe, the U.S. and Mexico.

Dean Ira K. Weiss
Dean Ira K. Weiss

“IPBS has created a great collaborative model that is providing students from all our partner schools unparalleled opportunities for dual degrees, language and cultural mastery and global internship experiences,” Weiss said. “I look forward to serving with the leadership team as we expand the IPBS network into South America, Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond.”

The other officers elected are from Europe:

  • Dr. Ottmar Schneck, dean of the European School of Business at Reutlingen University, Germany, vice president;
  • Dr. Maurizo Luigi Baussola, dean of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Piacenza, Italy, treasurer; and
  • Dr. Francois Bonvalet, director, Reims Management School, Reims, France, secretary.