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Mount St. Mary’s University Taps Michael Driscoll as dean of Bolte School of Business

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Following a national search, Mount St. Mary’s University has named Michael J. Driscoll, Ed.D., as dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business, effective in July 2018. He brings to the Mount the knowledge gained from a 28-year career on Wall Street as well as seven years as a professor.

michael-driscoll.jpgDriscoll, who currently is clinical professor and senior executive in residence in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University, is widely recognized as an expert on fiscal and monetary issues and is often quoted in national media, including The New York Times, National Public Radio and U.S. News & World Report.

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our Mount community,” said President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “His insights into how the business world works will be invaluable in helping our students succeed.”

“I am excited to join the university and to help students navigate their own journeys,” Driscoll said. “I believe the combination of the Mount’s values and Catholic history, along with the Bolte School’s knowledgeable faculty, will guide students to success as ethical decision makers, setting them up for a lifetime of success in the business world.”

Driscoll joins the Mount at an important time as momentum builds from a series of leadership and academic successes, including a 24 percent increase in freshman enrollment; approval of a strategic plan; the introduction of four academic programs (cybersecurity, politics/philosophy/economics, entrepreneurship, and forensic accounting); articulation agreements in cybersecurity, biology and seven liberal arts majors with Frederick Community College; and the offering of Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants to three recent graduates. He will serve as part of a team of top academic leaders.

Driscoll’s career on Wall Street included stints at Smith Barney, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Bear Stearns & Co. as well as several years as the global head of trading at a hedge fund. During his time at Adelphi, he has served as advisor to the student finance society and as an assistant golf coach. He also is a member of the board of his alma mater Xavier High School in New York City and chairs its advancement committee. He played rugby in high school and college and enjoys watching Ireland’s World Cup rugby matches.

Driscoll holds a Bachelor of Science in marine transportation from SUNY Maritime College, a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University and a Doctor of Education in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. At the completion of his doctoral studies at Penn, Driscoll was awarded a Fulbright Specialist scholarship, which he completed at The National University of Ireland, Galway.

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