Francine Lafontaine

Francine Lafontaine

Interim Dean
William Davidson Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Francine Lafontaine to serve as interim dean in May 2021, until a permanent dean is appointed. Her priorities include successfully returning the school to a more residential educational experience, guiding the school’s mission to build a better world through business, and advancing the important work toward the school’s diversity and inclusion goals.

Assistant: Brenda Rutkey

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Our Leadership Team

Impactful leaders in business and academia help guide Michigan Ross’ efforts with a spirit of innovation, accountability, and dedication to our community.

Mike Barger

Mike Barger
Executive Director of Ross Online

Daren Batke

Daren Batke
Chief Development Officer

Norman Bishara
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Tom Buchmueller

Tom Buchmueller
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Amy Byron-Oilar
Chief of Staff

Izak Duenyas

Izak Duenyas
Associate Dean for Executive Programs

Kerry Flynn

Kerry Flynn​
Chief Information Officer

Brad Killaly

Brad Killaly
Associate Dean for Full-Time MBA Programs

Jennifer Monaghan

Jennifer Monaghan​
Chief Marketing Officer

Sean O'Neil

Sean O'Neil​
Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Shakespeare

Cathy Shakespeare
Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning

Gretchen Spreitzer
Associate Dean for Engaged Learning and Professional Development

S Sriram

S Sriram
Associate Dean for Part-Time MBA Programs

David Wooten

Dave Wooten
Associate Dean for One-Year Masters Programs

Carolyn Yoon
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Chief Inclusion Officer