Leadership Structure

The mission of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University is to provide intellectual and economic value in a focused and personal environment that values quality teaching, peer-reviewed applied research and dedicated student services. How the college of business is structured and how the various units interact with each other to fulfill this mission is depicted in the following organizational chart.

Dean: Dr. Satish Deshpande

  • Advisory Council: Nancy Owens, chair
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs: Dr. Devrim Yaman
    • Academic Advising: Betsy Drummer, director
    • Recruitment and Outreach: Scott VanAvery, manager, and Paul Hildenbrand, manager, community colleges
    • Zhang Career Center: Geralyn Heystek, director
  •  Associate Dean of Operations and Graduate Programs: Dr. Steve Newell
    • MBA Program: Barb Caras-Tomczak, Kalamazoo associate director, and Renuka Phillips, Grand Rapids associate director
    • Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Dr. Robert Landeros, acting director
    • Center for Sustainable Business Practices: Dr. Tim Palmer, director
    • Global Business Center: Dr. Zahir Quraeshi, director
    • Center for Health Information Technology Advancement: Dr. Mike Tarn, director
    • Center for Integrated Supply Management: Dr. Zac Williams, director
    • Computing Services: Ralph Yingling, director of information technology
  • Marketing and Alumni Relations: Stacey Markin, director of marketing and communications
  • Small Business Development Center: Tamara Davis, director
  • Budget, Operations and Service Support: Doralee DeRyke, business manager associate
    • Duplicating Center: Judy Custer, office assistant senior
    • Computing Services: Ralph Yingling, director of information technology
  • Department Chairs: Drs. Ola Smith, accountancy; Mike Tarn, business information systems; Jim DeMello, finance and commercial law; Robert Landeros, management; and Mushtaq Luqmani, marketing; and LTC Brandon Tennimon, military science and leadership.