ING s Will McIntosh Becomes New Dean of UC College of Business

Will McIntosh will become the dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees at their Sept. 27 meeting.

“The College of Business, celebrating its centennial in 2006, is at an important historic juncture,” notes Anthony Perzigian, Senior Vice President and Provost. “Combining a strong academic/scholarly record with a distinguished business career, Dr. McIntosh brings to his deanship a keen vision for a modern business school and deep appreciation of the great opportunities and challenges facing the College of Business as the university asserts itself through UC|21 as a major urban research university. He appreciates the college’s many strengths and the advantages of its tri-state location, and will work tirelessly to promote the college’s advancement and leadership in business education, scholarship and service to the business and corporate world.”

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McIntosh comes to UC from ING Real Estate Investment Management (INGREIM), where he has been a managing director and global head of research and strategy since 2003. At INGREIM, McIntosh led a global research team of 40 professionals based in 11 cities around the world. He served on the INGREIM Global Management Board with responsibilities for more than $42 billion in assets under management, a budget of more than $107 million and 680 employees. Prior to ING, McIntosh worked for AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp and Prudential Global Asset Management Group.

McIntosh was the director of the Center for Real Estate Studies for the University of Kentucky’s College of Business and Economics from 1990 to 1993. He taught finance and real estate for UK from 1986 to 1993. Prior to his career at UK, he taught real estate at Morehead State University.

He has affiliations with numerous professional organizations and has been published extensively in academic and trade journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Literature, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions, Journal of Petroleum Accounting and Federal Home Loan Bank Board Journal. He has developed or taught 16 different real estate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and has also taught corporate finance and marketing at the undergraduate level.

McIntosh earned his PhD in finance from the University of North Texas in 1987. His master’s and bachelor’s degrees were from Eastern Kentucky University in real estate and business education, respectively. With local roots as a graduate of Kings High School and as a resident of Northern Kentucky, McIntosh has strong connections to Greater Cincinnati.

The selection of McIntosh brings a successful conclusion to a national search process, led by a committee chaired by Doug Lowry, dean of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music.

“Will McIntosh brings to the position a breadth of scholarship and top-notch business expertise of the highest level,” says Dean Lowry. “His global knowledge and experience alone will be of great benefit to the College of Business.”

“Dr. McIntosh embodies the mission of UC’s College of Business: to integrate real-world experiences with world-class faculty expertise. Both his corporate and academic experience will prove invaluable to the students, faculty and staff at the College as well as to the University of Cincinnati as a whole,” says President Nancy Zimpher. “We eagerly welcome Dr. Will McIntosh to the University of Cincinnati.”

About UC’s College of Business

The Cincinnati College of Finance, Commerce and Accounts was established as a private college in 1906. In 1912, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees took over the college and established the College of Commerce as an integral part of the university. In 1919, the College of Commerce was merged with the College of Engineering to form the College of Engineering and Commerce. In 1946, the college resumed operation as a separate entity, the College of Business Administration, and offered its own baccalaureate. In 1958, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was started; in 1966 the PhD program was added; and, in 1978, a Master of Science (MS) program was begun, which is now offered in six disciplines. The “College of Business Administration” dropped “administration” from its name in 2003 to become what it is today, UC’s College of Business.

Co-operative education, the hallmark of the University of Cincinnati, is available in most programs and is optional in all. Undergraduate enrollment at the college is more than 2,000 students, with a male to female ratio of approximately 1.6:1 and a student to faculty ratio of 24:1. Approximately 90 faculty members are composed of full-time to part-time instructors at a ratio of about 5:1.

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