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“My Carolina education transformed my life..."

Dean Douglas Shackelford

“My Carolina education transformed my life..."

When Doug Shackelford ’80 (B.S.B.A.) made the move from a rural area in eastern North Carolina to Chapel Hill to attend college, he knew he was on the road to a better life, but he couldn’t have imagined where his journey would take him. Shackelford has become a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and internationally recognized scholar. In 2014, he was named the dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“My Carolina education transformed my life, and I’m deeply committed to making sure that students in North Carolina and around the world receive the same kind of benefit so they can build better lives and contribute to their organizations and their communities,” Shackelford said.

Before his current role as dean, Shackelford served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s innovative online M.B.A. program. He also served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program. He held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.

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