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Spring Quarter brings changes in Fisher administration

Published: 2012-02-29

Nancy Lahmers, currently director of the Honors Cohort Program, was appointed executive director of the Graduate Programs Office.  David Smith will step into a newly created position as Associate to the Dean for International Student Recruitment and the International Student Experience.  Andrea Prudhomme will take over the position of the Director of Honors Cohort program.

Nancy Lahmers
As a member of our faculty, Nancy Lahmers has taught in both our MBA core and elective curriculum.  She has extensive experience working with businesses and integrating practice into the curriculum through her work with the Center for Operational Excellence and our Undergraduate Honors Cohort.

“Nancy brings with her an incredible background and set of credentials for her new position,” said Karen Hopper Wruck, associate dean for graduate programs.  “She has a demonstrated passion for students and ensuring that their experience is first-rate, both inside and outside the classroom. In the role of executive director of our Graduate Programs Office, Nancy will further our progress in graduate student recruitment and in the quality of the graduate student experience.”

Prior to joining Fisher, she worked in the corporate world, as a practicing attorney and later as an academic administrator.

David Smith
As Associate to the Dean for International Student Recruitment and the International Student Experience, David Smith’s  new role addresses an important and a growing need in the college.  In his new position, Smith will work closely with the Dean's Office, the Graduate Programs Office and the Undergraduate Programs Office.

“David has deep experience in international student recruitment and in working with international students during their time in our programs,” said Wruck. “He is passionate about increasing the diversity of our student body and making sure each student's experience is special.”

Andrea Prud’homme
Andrea Prud’homme will take over the position of the Director of Honors Cohort program.
Prud’homme  has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been with Fisher for over five years. She has taught various courses in the Management Science department at undergraduate and graduate levels, and also in executive education offerings.