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Saint Xavier announces new dean of the Graham School of Management

James Brodzinski named to post

Chicago (June 25, 2007) – Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., announced that James D. Brodzinski, Ph.D., will become dean of Saint Xavier’s Graham School of Management on Aug. 1.

Brodzinski comes to Saint Xavier from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has served as chair of the Department of Business Administration since 2004 and significantly advanced that institution’s move toward accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Prior to that, he served as associate dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, also in Cincinnati, from 1997 to 2004. In his role as associate dean, Brodzinski served as director of the executive MBA program, of various on-site MBA programs and of the Part-Time MBA program, the last of which was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 such programs.

“Dr. Brodzinski brings to Saint Xavier University a strong administrative background and a broad range of experience,” Saint Xavier Provost Dominick Hart said. “He is well positioned to lead the Graham School to the strategic goals of AACSB accreditation, an increased international focus, and strong entrepreneurial initiatives. Under his leadership, the Graham School will continue its tradition of excellence and service. We at Saint Xavier University are delighted to welcome him to our ranks.”
Brodzinski is the author of numerous publications and papers, the recipient of significant grants, including several from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and has served as a consultant to a wide range of corporations. He brings considerable international experience, having developed, taught, and/or administered programs in South America, Europe and Asia.

Brodzinski holds a Ph.D. in Human Information Systems, an M.A. in Organizational Communication, and a B.F.A. in Photography, all from Ohio University. During his academic career, he has taught at Mary Washington College, Kennesaw State College, and Salisbury State University, where he was the inaugural chair of the Department of Information and Decision Sciences.

Saint Xavier’s Graham School of Management provides a wide range of theoretically based and practically oriented programs at both the baccalaureate and master’s levels designed to serve the broad needs of students interested in or continuing in the challenging fields of business and management.  Among these programs is an innovative and nationally recognized program in Financial Fraud Examination and Management.

All programs offered by the Graham School of Management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. 


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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