MU business dean Gabel takes job as South Carolina provost

Joan Gabel | Courtesy of Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business
Joan Gabel | Courtesy of Trulaske College of Business

Joan Gabel, the dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, is leaving her role to become the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, MU announced Tuesday in a news release.

She will assume her new position on Aug. 24.

Gabel, who has served as dean of the school since 2010, helped secure private and public funds to create the $22.3 million Applied Learning Center. The facility, announced earlier this year, aims to complement the classroom education by giving students hands-on business experience.

Under Gabel’s leadership, the school has established programs like the Entrepreneurship Alliance, a group for students interested in entrepreneurial ventures, and it launched a hybrid execMBA targeted toward working professionals.

She has served on a series of MU committees and has served as chair of dean and vice chancellor search committees.

Gabel has received numerous awards, including the Charles M. Hewitt Teaching Award.

As South Carolina’s provost, she will be charged with overall leadership of academic affairs for the university, according to a release. She will oversee the 16 schools and colleges on South Carolina’s Columbia campus, as well as university libraries and the school’s online degree program.

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