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Rebecca MacMillan Fox, Dean, Division of Continuing and International Education

Rebecca MacMillan Fox

Rebecca MacMillan Fox is dean of UM’s Division of Continuing and International Education (DCIE). She has had a distinguished career in education, from K-12 through graduate school.

As dean of Continuing and International Education, Fox leads a division with a primary mission of providing educational programs to meet the needs of nontraditional learners, including pre-college, part-time, international, and adult students. Prior to her appointment as dean, Fox led the division for a year on an interim basis, spearheading a reorganization effort that will result in a more focused, mission-oriented unit that cooperates closely with UM schools and colleges.

Headquartered at Allen Hall on the Coral Gables campus, DCIE provides access to the public and degree-seeking students through short courses, seminars, workshops, lectures, and special events. In addition to coordinating weekend credit courses and providing advising services for returning adult students, the division also is an agent for outreach in the community, serving the corporate world with professional certificates, continuing education, and workforce training. Its Intensive English Program helps prepare a certain population of students to be successful academically at UM or other universities.

Fox came to UM five years ago from the University of Rochester, where she served in various roles including senior associate vice president for University Advancement and dean of College Advancement. Previously, she served as dean of the College at William Smith College and head of school at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She holds a doctorate in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College.

John Quelch, Dean of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School

John Quelch

John Quelch became dean of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School on July 1, 2017. He is the Leonard M. Miller University Professor and also serves as the University’s vice provost for executive education. Quelch has a wealth of senior leadership experience, having previously served as the dean and senior associate dean at three internationally-recognized business schools.

Prior to joining Miami Herbert Business School, Quelch was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He also held a joint appointment as professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – the first to hold dual primary appointments in those two schools, and one of only a few faculty members across Harvard University with this distinction.

Prior to his most recent time at Harvard, Quelch was dean, vice president and distinguished professor of international management of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) from 2011 to 2013. Under his leadership, annual revenues increased by more than 25% to over $100 million; the school’s MBA global ranking in the Financial Times improved from 24 to 15 and its Executive MBA ranking from 18 to 7; and the school launched programs to integrate faculty and staff activities across four CEIBS operations in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Ghana.

From 1998 to 2001, Quelch served as dean of the London Business School, where he helped transform the school into a globally competitive institution and launched seed capital funds to invest in student and alumni start-ups. By 2001, London Business School ranked 8 in the Financial Times MBA global ranking.

Quelch initially joined Harvard Business School in 1979, holding a number of positions over the years, including Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing, co-chair of the marketing department and Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration. He served as senior associate dean of Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2010.

Quelch is the author, co-author or editor of 25 books, as well as numerous business case studies on leading international organizations. He also is known for his teaching materials and innovations in pedagogy; during the past 40 years, his case studies have sold more than 4 million copies.
Quelch has served on numerous corporate, nonprofit and public agency boards, including a nine-year term as chairman of the Massachusetts Port Authority. He is a member of both the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Quelch earned his BA and an MA from Exeter College, Oxford University; an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; an SM from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and a DBA in business from Harvard Business School.

In addition to the United Kingdom and the U.S., he has lived in Australia, Canada and China. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011 and, in 2017, was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In recognition of his thought leadership, Quelch received the William L. Wilkie “Marketing for a Better World” Award from the American Marketing Association Foundation in 2020. In the same year, he received the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

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