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Dean Richard Bebee Steps Down to Assume Faculty Position in School of Business

Washington, DC The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) announced that Dr. Richard Bebee, Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), has decided to resign his executive appointment as dean, effective March 1st. He will be assuming his tenured position as a full professor of accounting. He said that he made the decision “to return to my first love of teaching and research—and it also gives me the time to write my book on the future of public higher education.”

UDC Provost, Dr. Ken Bain has appointed Dr. Sandra Yates, a full professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and MIS, as Acting Dean. Dr. Bain said, “We called upon Dr. Yates for her expertise, faculty leadership, and dedication to UDC to help insure the continued quality of stewardship at SBPA during this transition, and appreciate her willingness to assume the role.”

Any decisions about a search for a new dean are forthcoming.

For more information, please contact Ken Bain, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at 202.274.5072 or

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