Alverno College has welcomed Eileen Sherman, Ph.D., as dean of its School of Business, the institution announced on Wednesday.
Sherman, who has 21 years of experience in higher education, officially started her new role on July 7, succeeding Dan Horton, who retired from Alverno after nearly three years leading its School of Business.
Alverno, which is located in Milwaukee, selected Sherman from a pool of 50 applicants and four serious candidates, according to Kathleen O’Brien, senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
The college was impressed with the breadth of Sherman’s experience in academia, health care and business, O’Brien said.
“We are thrilled to have Eileen join us as the new dean of the School of Business,” O’Brien said. “She brings a wealth of higher education and business experience to her new role that will help the school further refine its strategic vision and continue to develop graduates who can provide significant value to their employers.”
Prior to joining Alverno’s School of Business, Sherman was an associate dean in the undergraduate school of Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management as well as an associate professor.
During her tenure at Cardinal Stritch, located in Milwaukee, Sherman guided the strategies and operations behind the university’s adult accelerated and traditional undergraduate business programs. She was also responsible for devising and improving curriculum for associate-level through master-level coursework for non-traditional students.
She has also taught at Marquette University and at the Medical College of Wisconsin, both in Milwaukee.
Additionally, her career has included experience in health care administration and business ownership, according to O’Brien.
Sherman completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State College in Worcester, Mass. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and a doctorate in organizational behavior from Marquette University.