January 26, 2010

Mandel Center Takes Key Step in Leadership Search


A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel Professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.

Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is the committee's chair.

Steven Feldman, professor of marketing and policy studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, has been named interim director. His major areas of teaching focus on business ethics and nonprofit ethics and trusteeship. In 2007, he was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship in Business Ethics at Shanghai International Studies University. Feldman, who has been on the faculty at Case Western Reserve since 1983, also is a member of the Mandel Center Faculty Council.

Feldman will serve as interim director through June.

The interim director position was previously held by John A. Yankey, Leonard W. Mayo Professor Emeritus of Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Yankey, who came to the university in 1973 and participated in the Mandel Center's establishment, agreed to helm the center on a temporary basis while a search committee was formed.

"We are grateful to Professor Yankey for his outstanding service as the interim executive director," said Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic programs. "We are pleased that Professor Feldman will take on these responsibilities during this important time as we search for the executive director."

Himmelfarb Group, an executive search firm, is assisting in the national search. Refer nominations for the executive director to susan@himmelfarbgroup.com.

In addition to Gilmore and Singer, the search advisory committee members are:

  • Laura Chisolm, Professor, School of Law
  • Henry Goodman, Chairman and CEO, H. Goodman, Inc.
  • David Hammack, Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jean Kilgore, Senior Lecturer, Weatherhead School of Management
  • Danny Williams, Executive Director, Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
  • May Wykle, Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Deb Yandala, CEO, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
  • Alison Baranowski, President, Student Leadership Committee
  • Susan Himmelfarb, Principal, Himmelfarb Group

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 26, 2010 10:23 AM | News Topics: Faculty, Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

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