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June 6, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Randolph Westerfield, dean of USC's Marshall School of Business, has decided to step down next year to return to teaching, the university said Wednesday. Westerfield, 61, will end in June 2003 what will be a 10-year term as dean, officials said. His plans include working on another in a series of corporate finance textbooks, university officials said.
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BUSINESS
August 6, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Four directors at William Lyon Homes resigned from the company's board because of disagreements with its chairman surrounding his failed buyout offer for the Newport Beach-based home builder, the company said Friday. The four directors, among other things, took issue with statements by Chairman William Lyon that a special board committee reviewing the offer had restricted the company's investment banking firm "from engaging in any meaningful dialogue" on the bid, the company said.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Westerfield Named to USC Business School Post: Randolph Westerfield has been named dean of the USC School of Business Administration, effective Dec. 15. Westerfield, an expert on corporate finance, is currently the Charles B. Thornton Professor of Finance and Business Economics at USC and chair of the finance and business economics department of the School of Business Administration. As dean, he will hold the Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration. Westerfield succeeds Jack R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Taylor W. Meloan, 83, a former interim dean and professor of marketing at the USC Marshall School of Business, died Monday in Lake Forest, Calif., of respiratory complications from cancer. A full-time member of the USC faculty for 32 years, Meloan came to the university as professor and head of the department of marketing, and served as interim dean of the business school from 1969 to 1972. He later served as associate vice president for academic administration and research.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2000 | Daryl Strickland
Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes said Thursday that its board has named five new directors to replace four who have resigned and to fill a newly created seat. The overhaul of the now nine-member board follows moves by the company's chairman, William Lyon, and his son, William H. Lyon, to take control of what was formerly called the Presley Cos. In November, Presley bought William Lyon Homes Inc. for $42.9 million, and William Lyon became Presley's chairman.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2002 | James Flanigan
The tech sector is in a terrible slump. After a string of headline-grabbing scandals, the world of high finance has been reduced to fodder for late-night TV comedy monologues. So what is UC San Diego doing? It's starting a business school to prepare students for management in a technology-based economy. The timing may seem curious, but UC San Diego is on to something.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2003 | James Flanigan
Ethics, one of those soft words that few people believe business really cares about, is suddenly a growth industry. The study of behavior -- right and wrong -- has become the focus of curricula at leading business schools around the country and a source of full employment for lawyers and business consultants in the wake of legislation that followed the corporate scandals of two years ago.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2002 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Richard Rodner, associate dean of the UCLA Anderson School, sat down at his desk early Friday morning, it was hard not to cringe at the report before him. It was BusinessWeek magazine's new rankings of America's business schools, and UCLA--for many years in or very close to the top 10--had fallen to a lowly No. 16. "We're frankly stunned," Rodner would say later in the day. Across town, Randolph Westerfield, dean of rival USC's Marshall School of Business, was all smiles.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2004 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Almost two years after its longtime dean said he would step down to return to teaching, USC Marshall School of Business will announce today that it has selected a new leader who is skilled at both revamping curricula and raising money. Management expert Yash Gupta, leader of the University of Washington Business School for the last five years, will move south to become dean of USC's business school, effective July 1.
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