Moore School of Business Lands a New Dean

By Abbie Thielke

With the Moore School of Business putting its final touches on its new “green” building, it has meanwhile solidified a leader in the process. Dr. Peter Brews, a 57-year-old native of South Africa, has been named the new dean. 

Being among the highest-ranked schools in the world for international business education and research, stakeholders at the University definitely took an intensive and thorough look at possible candidates for the position. “We have found a great match in Peter Brews who has wide-ranging experience in strategic management, financial management, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions,” President Harris Pastides says. “Dr. Brews has extensive international business connections and a keen sense of the global economy’s ongoing evolution. He is the right person at the right time.”

Dr. Brews brings more than 25 years of international business education experience to the position. Having taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business before being professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, he is expected to be a vital contributor to a new chapter in the school’s history.

“There are few business schools more exciting to lead at this time than the Moore School,” Dr. Brews says. “I look forward to guiding the school as it continues on its already impressive path of producing world-class research and developing world-class global business leaders.”

The University can only anticipate the unlimited range of successes Dr. Brews will bring to the business school. “I think it’s very important that we prepare our students for the world that is coming,” Dr. Brews says. When asked about how he was enjoying living in Columbia, he says, “I am delighted to be at the University of South Carolina and have the wonderful opportunity to live in Columbia. There is little traffic, and I am enjoying the openness of the city! I like how it is a little bigger than Chapel Hill but not as large as Raleigh.”

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