CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Lawrence DeBrock, a noted economist and longtime University of Illinois professor and administrator, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, by approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 21 meeting in Chicago.
DeBrock has served as interim dean of the nationally ranked business school since 2008, when former dean Avijit Ghosh was named vice president for technology and economic development.
An award-winning professor of economics and business administration, DeBrock joined the U. of I. faculty in 1979, and was associate dean for graduate and professional programs from 2000 to 2007.
“In his role as interim dean he has shown an ability to provide vision and get people to follow him,” said Richard Herman, the chancellor of the Urbana campus. “He is an individual of considerable accomplishment and speaks passionately about the college