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Michael Driscoll Steps Down as Dean of Bolte School of Business

Nicole Patterson

Michael (Mike) Driscoll, Ed.D., who has served as dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business since 2018, will step down from his position at the end of the fall semester. Driscoll brought a wealth of business experience to the Mount that aided him in achieving several significant successes in a short time.

driscoll.jpg“His signature accomplishment was moving the MBA program online, a move that should increase MBA enrollment for years to come,” said Provost Boyd Creasman, Ph.D. “Mike was very attentive to the needs for the online MBA to maintain ‘the Mount way’ in providing high quality student and faculty interaction.” 

Driscoll was also instrumental in providing students with the resources and research necessary to gain a deep understanding of the contemporary business world by installing Bloomberg terminals in the Knott Academic Center. The Mount’s Bloomberg Terminals, primarily located on the third-floor atrium, bring together all the data, news and analytics from Wall Street right to students’ fingertips—helping students achieve a complete understanding of global companies, industries and markets with the interactive and professional software standard available to elite industry specialists.  

After a 28-year career on Wall Street and eight years as a professor, Driscoll joined the Mount from the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University where he taught as a clinical professor of finance and senior executive in residence.  

A model of service, Driscoll is an active member of the board of his alma mater, Xavier High School in New York City, and chairs its advancement committee. Driscoll was also co-chair of the Mount’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force—a group of more than 100 faculty, staff and administrators committed to improving the experience of people of color at the Mount.  

“Given his talents and experience, I am sure Mike will go on to accomplish great things in the future,” Creasman said.

When he first arrived at the Mount, during the summer of 2018, Driscoll told Mount Magazine: “I look forward to joining the Bolte School of Business and helping to develop ethical business leaders of tomorrow as Mount St. Mary’s has done for 210 years.”  

Stepheca Sawyer, MBA, who is director of business programs at the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business, will serve as acting dean during the first six months of 2021.   

 

Nicole Patterson