Greg Rawski to serve as dean of Marian University’s Byrum School of Business

by News Release | Jun 28, 2019

Greg RawskiINDIANAPOLIS — Greg Rawski, Ph.D. will serve as the dean of Marian University’s Clark H. Byrum School of Business, the university announced today. Rawski joins Marian from the University of Evansville, where he most recently served as Schroeder Family Dean and Endowed Chair in the Schroeder School of Business.

In his new role, Dr. Rawski will be responsible for: enhancing the quality of, and advocating for, the Byrum School; growing enrollment; building new academic programs; ensuring strong management and oversight of existing academic programs; effectively managing budgets; and strengthening external partnerships.

“Dr. Rawski’s experience and knowledge of Indiana’s higher education landscape make him the perfect fit for this position,” Alan J. Silva, Ph.D., Marian University’s executive vice president and provost, said. “I am confident that he will lead the Byrum School to the next level, expertly leveraging relationships with central Indiana’s business community for the benefit of all Byrum School students.”

While serving as the Schroeder Family Dean at the University of Evansville in 2018, Dr. Rawski recruited the Schroeder School’s largest business freshman class in 20 years. Over a 5-year period, the average starting salaries for Schroeder School graduates increased 20.7 percent to $50,700. During his tenure, the Schroeder School was nationally ranked in several categories, including:

  • #37 (#1 among small private) for Accounting, US News & World Report (2019)
  • #36 (#2 among small private) for Finance, US News & World Report (2019)
  • "Fastest Riser" up 49 spots to #172 overall, US News & World Report (2018-2019)
  • #3 small private business school, US News & World Report and Poets & Quants.
  • National Pioneer status (Top 10 of 120 programs) for social innovation, BNY Mellon and Ashoka

“My family and I feel blessed to join the Marian community,” Dr. Rawski said. “Connecting our Byrum students to the regional business community will be integral to our success. Additionally, we will integrate Marian’s Franciscan values into the school and its programs to develop transformational business leaders.”  

Dr. Rawski earned his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from the University of Toledo in 2005, a M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Toledo in 2000, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Bluffton University in 1998. He and his wife Lindsay have four children, ages 2-9. In his spare time, Rawski enjoys serving on the Good Shepherd school council, teaching children's literature at Mass, and coaching youth sports.

Marian University’s Byrum School of Business offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business analytics, finance, management and marketing, with concentrations in business in sports, entrepreneurship, human resources management, insurance, integrated marketing communications, management information systems, and professional sales. Byrum School graduates enjoy job placement rates that are consistently near 100 percent for professional employment within six months of graduation.

In January 2018, Marian University opened the Paul J. Norman Center, a state-of-the-art facility that now houses the Byrum School. The Norman Center was designed to represent the changing work styles and mobile technology of businesses today, with trendy breakout areas, expansive glass walls, and open perimeter spaces. A dramatic atrium provides flexible work zones with tiered collaboration space configurable for presentations, creative brainstorming, or casual student gatherings. The innovative space supports the school’s unique hands-on curriculum where students learn by collaborating with businesses.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Midwestern rankings to be named #10 Most Innovative Regional University, #24 Best Value University, and #38 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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